This week sees the release of the Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz The Great and Powerful, in which Oscar Diggs (played by James Franco) – a “magician” with dubious ethics lacking any actual sorcerer’s powers […]
Black Sabbath’s frontman could become Sir Ozzy. A campaign is under way at Causes.com urging Queen Elizabeth to recognize the heavy metal icon with a knighthood. The online petition is addressed to “Honours and Appointments […]
Today’s Birthdays Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is 43. Dire Straits keyboardist Alan Clark is 61. Electric Avenue singer Eddy Grant is 65. Magician Penn Jillette is 58. He’s part of the […]
Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker playing for Black Sabbath? It’s not a classic rock version of fantasy football – it was an actual suggestion floated by Sabbath’s producer, Rick Rubin. In a recent Rolling Stone […]
Over the weekend, Black Sabbath announced their new record 13 will be released in June, and revealed that former Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave drummer Brad Wilk played on the album. So it’s the perfect time to review […]
Over the weekend (on January 13), Black Sabbath announced that the title of their next album is 13, that it will come out in June (no exact date was provided) and, most notably, that the […]
2012 saw the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith and (sort of) Led Zeppelin. 2013 promises lots of great albums, films and tours from some of music’s greatest legends. The Return […]
“Welcome to Ozzy Osbourne International Airport.” It sounds like something out of a parody (or a nightmare, depending on who you are), but you might be hearing that exact sentence in the future if you touch down in Birmingham, England, where Ozzy and his Black Sabbath bandmates hail from and where they formed the legendary heavy metal group.
Rock stars are known for getting away with murder, but we’ve rounded up ten of the world’s biggest sonic heroes who’ve found a way of snatching life back from the claws of the Grim Reaper to rock another day.
Who’s the best hard rock band ever? It’s a subjective – and loaded – question. But according to a poll recently taken by BPI – the British Recording Industry’s trade group – Black Sabbath is the most important British hard rock band ever, followed by Iron Maiden.