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Tony Iommi Composes New Track For Csi

30th October 2014

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has written a new tune for hit Tv drama Csi: Crime Scene Investigation.The guitarist has revealed he composed the piece for one of his favourite shows while winding down from...

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Rock Stars Remember Jack Bruce

26th October 2014

Rock veterans including Paul Stanley, Ringo Starr, Slash, Brian May and Tony Iommi have paid tribute to Cream star Jack Bruce following his death on Saturday (25Oct14).The British bassist passed away at his home in...

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Tony Iommi: 'I'd Like To Work With Tom Jones'

15th July 2014

A joke about Sir Tom Jones joining Black Sabbath has turned into an unlikely collaboration plan for the Welsh singer and Tony Iommi.The guitarist admits the April Fool's joke perpetrated by British magazine Kerrang! over...

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Tony Iommi: 'We'll See You On The Next Tour'

4th July 2014

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has given fans new hope that the reunited heavy rockers will be rocking on after revealing there are plans afoot to tour again.Iommi, who has been battling cancer since 2012,...

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Ozzy Osbourne: 'Tony Iommi's Cancer Did Not Spark Relapse'

9th June 2014

Ozzy Osbourne has cleared up rumours surrounding his drink and drug relapse by dismissing suggestions he was plunged into a downward spiral of depression after his bandmate Tony Iommi was diagnosed with cancer.The Black Sabbath...

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Tony Iommi Appointed University Music Professor

6th June 2014

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi is to pass on his rock 'n' roll knowledge to students in his native U.K. as a university music professor.The rocker has been made a professor of music at Coventry...

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Geezer Butler: 'Tony Iommi's Cancer Is In Remission'

22nd May 2014

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi is winning his battle with cancer, according to his bandmate Geezer Butler.The veteran rocker was diagnosed with lymphoma at the beginning of 2012, and has since been juggling his chemotherapy...

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Arcade Fire To Open British Summer Time Hyde Park

16th May 2014

Arcade Fire will headline the opening night of British Summer Time Hyde Park 2014.The indie rock group - consisting of Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury -...

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Black Sabbath: Hyde Park Could Be Last Gig

16th May 2014

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has hinted that the band's London gig at Hyde Park could be their last.The 'Evil Woman' hitmakers will headline the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Festival on July 4, joining...

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Tony Iommi: 'Hyde Park Could Be The End For Black Sabbath'

15th May 2014

Black Sabbath rocker Tony Iommi fears the band's upcoming summer concert at London's Hyde Park could be its last ever concert.The group reunited in 2012 for a series of gigs and released a new album,...

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Black Sabbath To Headline Hyde Park Festival

30th March 2014

Black Sabbath will headline Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park this summer.The iconic hard rockers will perform at Hyde Park on July 7 as they take to the stage for the first time since...

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Ozzy Osbourne Explains Muddled Ringo Starr Grammys Intro: "I Completely F***Ed It Up!"

By Lauren James | 27th January 2014

Ozzy Osbourne has reflected upon one of the more bemusing incidents of last night's Grammy Awards. The 65 year-old rock star was tasked with introducing former Beatle Ringo Starr at the glitzy music event in...

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Tony Iommi To Finish Cancer Treatment

3rd January 2014

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi is to start the new year by finishing his cancer treatment.The veteran rocker was diagnosed with lymphoma at the beginning of 2012, and has spent the last year undergoing six-weekly...

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Black Sabbath Stars Doubtful About Follow-up To 13

2nd January 2014

Black Sabbath rockers Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi have warned fans not to expect another new album from the heavy metal stars, because the success of their recent comeback release makes for a perfect "final...

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Ozzy Osbourne Not Concerned About 2014

31st December 2013

Ozzy Osbourne is taking his life one day at a time.The 65-year-old rocker has had an eventful year amid his relapse into drugs and alcohol, a temporary separation with his wife Sharon and reuniting with...

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Black Sabbath Unsure About Making More Music

28th December 2013

Black Sabbath aren't convinced they should record another album.The legendary rock group featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler released '13', their first album in 18 years earlier this year but they aren't committing...

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Ozzy Osbourne: I'm Not Retiring

19th December 2013

Ozzy Osbourne insists he has no plans to retire.The Black Sabbath musician, who has now been sober for nearly a year after relapsing into drink and drugs, says he still gets a thrill out of...

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Tony Iommi: 'I Couldn't Contact Bill Ward After Surgery'

17th December 2013

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi was unable to contact his former bandmate Bill Ward following his recent surgery because he no longer has the drummer's phone number.Ward underwent an operation to repair a perforation in...

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Ozzy Osbourne's Bandmates Had No Idea About His Relapse

15th December 2013

Ozzy Osbourne's Black Sabbath bandmates had no idea he had relapsed.The 65-year-old star confessed to breaking his sobriety by taking drugs and drinking again earlier this year and his fellow rockers Geezer Butler and Tony...

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Geezer Butler Wrote Tony Iommi Death Tune After Cancer Diagnosis

22nd November 2013

Black Sabbath star Geezer Butler has revealed he wrote a macabre tribute song to bandmate Tony Iommi after the guitarist was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of 2012.Iommi has been battling lymphoma throughout the...

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Tony Iommi Receives Honorary Degree

19th November 2013

Black Sabbath rocker Tony Iommi has received an honorary degree from a U.K. university.The guitarist was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by officials at Coventry University during a graduation ceremony at Coventry Cathedral in...

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Lemmy Donned Drag For Tony Iommi's Birthday

2nd July 2013

Motorhead rocker Lemmy gave his friend Tony Iommi a birthday to remember by donning a dress and high-heeled shoes to present him with a cake.The Black Sabbath star has revealed Lemmy often goes out of...

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Black Sabbath Score Their First Ever Us Number One Album And Another Could Be On Its Way

By Joe Wilde | 25th June 2013

Black Sabbath are back, well and truly too, with the Gods of metal scoring their first ever number one album on the US Billboard Chart, with their comeback album 13 shooting to the top of...

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Ozzy Osbourne Made 13 Because He 'Needed The Money'

22nd June 2013

Ozzy Osbourne made Black Sabbath's '13' because he ''needed the money''.The singer reunited with original band members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler in 2011 to record their first album together since 1979, and Ozzy admits...

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Black Sabbath Win Double At Golden Gods

18th June 2013

Black Sabbath won two awards at last night's (17.06.13) Metal Hammer Golden Gods.The heavy metal pioneers received the Best UK Band trophy at the magazine's annual ceremony, as well as Best Album for their new...

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Ozzy Osbourne Tips For Toilet Stop

17th June 2013

Ozzy Osbourne tipped employees in a karaoke bar for letting him use the toilet.The Black Sabbath frontman was caught short during a trip out in New York this past week and went into Keats bar...

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Could ‘13’ Be Black Sabbath's First Number One Album In Over 40 Years?

By Joe Wilde | 13th June 2013

Black Sabbath are back and it looks like they're back with a bang too, with the metal overlords looking set to score their first number one on the album chart in 43 years. 13 was...

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Black Sabbath Release New Single 'God Is Dead?' From Album, '13' [Video]

By Lauren James | 11th June 2013

Showing the blackest of their hearts - now presumably kept pulsing with pacemakers - Black Sabbath have released first single from new album 13 : 'God Is Dead?' with an accompanying video that depicts...

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Black Sabbath Had Drugs Flown In On 'Private Plane'

7th June 2013

Black Sabbath use to have cocaine flown in to them by ''private plane''.The heavy metal band reunited its original line up - Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - in November 2011...

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Black Sabbath Wrote 13 Lyrics Under Pressure

6th June 2013

Black Sabbath wrote all the lyrics to '13' the night before they were recorded.Bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler was under pressure to come up with the ideas for the band's latest album - their first...

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