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Black Sabbath will release their first DVD since reuniting later this year. Live… Gathered In Their Masses will land on November 25 Vertigo/Republic and will feature footage from their spate of Australian shows from April and May this year.

New Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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Tony Iommi on BBC HARDtalk in June

Tony Iommi has offered further insight into his current health status and whether we’re likely to see a follow-up to this year’s awesome Black Sabbath comeback album, 13.

“It all depends on my health, really,” he muses. “But I don’t think it would be hard to do another album, because we work so well together once we start cracking. And I’ve got plenty of ideas and stuff. But we’ll have to see what happens at the end of the year, after tour. I mean, for me, this is a whole new venture, because it’s the first time I’ve been out on tour since I’ve been ill for the last two years. And I have to treat things very differently to how I did five years ago. I’ve always put the band first, but now, of course, I have to put my health first.

“Ronnie [James Dio, who fronted Black Sabbath on its 2009 tour and died in 2010] was getting stomach pains, and he was telling me before we were going onstage some nights, ‘Oh, my stomach’s really playing up,’ and he’d ask me if I’ve got any Tums or anything. And I said, ‘You should get it checked, you know, Ronnie.’ Of course, he did, but it was too late. And that’s the problem. It’s easy to overlook these things. I mean, I’m probably more over the top than I ever have been now. I check everything every day. You just don’t know. A lump pops up and you’ve gotta get it sorted.”

Read the full interview over at Willamette Week

New Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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Tony Iommi on BBC HARDtalk in June

Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi has shed some light on his ongoing cancer treatment, the affect it’s had on him as a person and as a musician and why it has, in many ways, actually helped a lot of people.

“To be honest, I was wondering whether I could do (the tour) as well,” he tells San Jose Mercury News. “I have to treat life very differently now. This, for me, has been a big challenge. So far, it’s been OK. The medical thing is still going on. It’ll be ongoing, really, for life. It’s not going to go away. I just have to try to treat it. So I go back to England every seven to eight weeks for a treatment. Then it takes 10 days, two weeks, to start feeling normal again. Then we go back out on the road.”

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“My whole life has changed. My attitude has changed toward everything. Life becomes a lot more precious. I appreciate when we’ve got the opportunity to get together and be onstage and play and do what I like to do.

“I think my illness, in one way, has helped everybody, because it’s brought the reality of you really don’t know how long this is going to last. It was easy to take things for granted before. I think everyone now appreciates what we’ve got and what we get to do.”

Read the whole interview here

New Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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Geezer Butler: living legend

Black Sabbath bassist and certified heavy metal god Geezer Butler has offered his thoughts on whether Black Sabbath’s current world tour will prove to be their last.

“I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it because I still really enjoy playing,” he tells The Chicago Sun-Times. “I’ll know when the day comes I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour. But I want to go out on a high. The band is playing really well at the moment.

“It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t lie about that. I’m old now. It really is tough going on every night. You wake up next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot pride in yourself, and I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.”

Read the full interview here

Whatever happens, new Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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Ozzy: Back in Black…..Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne has had some candid words to offer surrounding the situation between Bill Ward and the rest of Black Sabbath.

“Here’s the bottom line,” he tells our chums at Classic Rock. “Being a drummer is the most physical part of any band. And when Bill turned up, he looked like an old guy. I don’t think he had the stamina to play for an hour or so on stage. If I’d had a heart attack like Bill had, I’d go, ‘Fuck, I’m going to lose some weight.’ I train — I work my arse off.

“So you can’t expect someone who’s been sitting on their fucking arse, eating shit, to come along and go, ‘Equal split.’ It’s insane. I honestly don’t know what went down with that deal, but I suppose it’s something along those lines. There wasn’t any other reason. We didn’t gang up on him. And it wasn’t like, ‘Bill’s just the drummer.’ I didn’t go, ‘Oh, if Bill’s not here, I get more money.’ I don’t fucking need any more money, man.”

New Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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Tony Iommi: He is IRON MAN!

Tony Iommi reckons that life in the Black Sabbath camp is better than it’s ever been right now.

“It’s a great feeling,” he tells the Hartford Advocate. “You can’t beat that feeling of walking onstage, especially with your old mates, you know. I think it’s better than it was 40 years ago.

“You know, we’ve been through a lot of experiences, family things and so on. I think when it comes back to the original guys again, it feels really comfortable. You do get — it comes along with age, I suppose — anxieties and different other things. But when you get onstage and start playing, it all settles down.

“As far as [playing] the whole album [live at some point]: we haven’t tried that yet. We are playing four songs off the album, but I’d be up for doing the whole thing. That’s how we recorded it, so that’s how we can play it. It’s an album that is not impossible to do, if you know what I mean. We didn’t go in the studio and put loads of stuff on. It IS live, so we could go on and play any of those songs.”

Red the rest of the interview here

New Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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Bill Ward (second left) with Sabbath back in 2011

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward – who is currently sitting out the band’s ongoing reunion owing to contract disputes – has hinted at some of the specific reasons lying behind his decision to not rejoin the band in a new interview.

“I was offered a contact and I couldn’t sign it,” he tells Guitar International. “As for some of the stories – I would never, ever show up for a commitment that I could not do physically. So that should answer that one! In the statement that I did last year, I was quite clear that I came to the end of the road and promised myself and my family that I would never sign a contract that was not workable.

“It was one of the toughest decisions that I ever had to make. Because I absolutely and without question wanted to play. I haven’t left the band. Everybody thinks I have left the band. I didn’t walk out; it wasn’t like that at all! I just didn’t sign the contact and life took its own course.

“I’m the drummer in Black Sabbath so I want to do the entire show. I play all or nothing. Playing partially would kind of be aligning to my demise in Sabbath and minimize me. I’m the drummer in Sabbath and quite capable of doing the job.”

Read the rest of the interview here

New, Bill Ward-less Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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– A signed test pressing [vinyl] of the Hangmans Bodycount single (only three of these exist!)
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Volbeat hit the following UK venues this October:

Wednesday 16th October, Birmingham Academy
Thursday 17th October, Glasgow Barrowlands
Friday 18th October, Manchester Academy
Saturday 19th October, London Brixton Academy

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Stand by for ‘Super Collider’

Fancy meeting Dave Mustaine et al? Well now you can thanks to a series of Megadeth signing sessions being announced around their UK tour next week!

You can meet the band at the following HMV stores:

June 03 – Newcastle (56 Northumberland Street)
June 04 – Glasgow (235 Buchanan Street)
June 05 – Manchester (90 Market Street)
June 06 – London (150 Oxford Street)

The thrash titans will only be signing copies of new album Super Collider, with 350 wristbands available from each store on the day of the event from 9 am on a first-come-first-served basis.

Super Collider is released June 3 via TradeCraft, with Megadeth hitting the following UK venues next week with the awesome Bleed From Within in tow…

Jun 3 Newcastle Academy
Jun 4 Glasgow Cademy
Jun 5 Manchester Academy
Jun 6 London Brixton Academy

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Rush will bring the prog, baybay!

Canadian prog legends Rush play their first Euro fest in 34 years when they land at Sweden Rock Festival next month, and according to Geddy Lee, it might not be so long before they don their tents and wellies again…

“The way festivals used to be, we were always prevented from bringing our full show to them, so things changed in the last couple of years,” the frontman tells VH1′s Radio Network. “We’ve started playing a couple of outdoor venues that allow us to do our full show. We did a few in Canada that are multiple-day festivals, where you have a stage to yourself that can accommodate, so that started to turn us around a little bit about playing festivals.

“We’ll see how this one,” he adds. “This one in Sweden is kind of a test case for the European festivals, and if we like the end result, then I think we might start doing more of those, because we can play to more people and shorten the show a little bit and just hit more countries that way. That’s kind of what’s at the back of our minds — if this goes well, maybe we can go to some countries we haven’t visited yet.”

So, could we be seeing Rush at Download or Hard Rock Calling next year? Let the rumours commence…

Rush kick off their UK tour this week, with Geddy and the boys hitting the following UK venues:

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Wed May 22nd Manchester Arena
Fri May 24th London, O2 Arena
Sun May 26th Birmingham, LG Arena
Tues May 28th Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
Thurs May 30th Glasgow, SECC

Get your tickets from the link below…

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