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The heavy metal pioneers play Birmingham’s Genting Arena on Saturday night.
Black Sabbath, who were formed in 1968, have come home to Birmingham to put an end to their lengthly career, as Ozzy says after nearly five decades the band has "run its course.”
Black Sabbath are preparing for their last ever show
He confesses he was just feeling lonely.
It's been nearly six months since Ozzy Osbourne came out as a sex addict following his affair with an LA hair stylist behind wife Sharon Osbourne's back, but now he admits that it was all just an excuse because he'd been caught cheating. He has now revealed the real reason he strayed.
Ozzy Osbourne admits he's not really a sex addict
The Black Sabbath rocker, who is currently performing his last ever tour with the band, decided to be open and honest about his affair last year and confessed that it wasn't down to an addiction to sex at all despite what his representative said in his official statement at the time.
The revelation comes in Osbourne’s upcoming book, ‘There Is No F**king Secret’.
In her upcoming book There Is No F**cking Secret: Letters From A Badass Bitch, Kelly writes that Ozzy ended up being rushed to hospital in the same ambulance as his wife, after downing a handful of pills and washing them down with vodka.
Kelly Osbourne’s new book details her father’s overdose
Osbourne says she was hospitalised and couldn’t talk for three days after going through a bad depression.
Sharon Osbourne has opened up about the “complete and utter breakdown” she suffered last year, which left her hospitalised. ‘The Talk’ host had to take a five week absence from the show last May and on Monday’s episode she finally felt ready to open up about what she had been going through.
Sharon Osbourne has opened up on her breakdown last year
"It's very weird when you suffer from a bad depression… I had a complete and utter breakdown," she told fellow panelists Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. "I woke up in Cedars-Sinai hospital.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About "Complete And Utter Breakdown" Last Year
In an interview with the Sunday Times, the returning 'X Factor' judge revealed that Ozzy's affairs have been going on for years.
The recent affair that seemed to have permanently broken Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s marriage is not yet completely behind them, with Sharon revealing the extent of her husband’s infidelity in a new interview.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, the 63 year old ‘X Factor’ judge revealed that the Black Sabbath singer had actually been engaging in affairs with five different women over five different continents for more than six years.
“The s**t that's been going on with my husband recently, it's been going on for about five years but people are talking about it now,” she told the interviewer. “We've survived everything, drink, drugs and now its women. Next thing he's going to want to become a woman, who knows?"
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Reveals Ozzy Has Cheated On Her For Years
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are now working on their marriage, following a brief split earlier this year.
Jack Osbourne has opened up about his parents Ozzy and Sharon's relationship, saying they don’t have a “picture-perfect marriage.” Speaking on Wednesday’s edition of Sway in the Morning, Jack said his parents were trying to “figure it out”, following the revelation of Ozzy’s affair earlier this year and their temporary separation.
Jack Osbourne has spoken out about his parent's marriage
"They're working on it," Jack said. "You know, they're trying to rein it in. They've been together for so long and this isn't their first rodeo. They don't have this picture-perfect marriage, and they've never claimed to, so they're just trying to figure it out, I guess.”
Continue reading: Jack Osbourne: "My Parents Don't Have The Picture Perfect Marriage"
45 year old stylist Michelle Pugh revealed details of their four-year affair with the Black Sabbath star to People magazine on Wednesday.
Following reports earlier this year of an affair with his former hairstylist, metal singer and reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne is said to be in “intense therapy” for sex addiction.
The singer’s 33-year marriage to wife Sharon was widely reported to have been ended for good back in May, when reports that Ozzy has engaged in a four-year-long love affair with his former stylist, Michelle Pugh, hit headlines.
Ozzy Osbourne in 2016
The couple of 36 years are reconciling after a nightmare few months.
Fans of the Osbourne family will be pleased to know that Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne have reconciled after a very public separation, where reports alleged that the shock rocker had been having an affair with an LA hair stylist. Now he insists the relationship is 'back on track', and Sharon herself has confessed the same sentiment.
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne are back on track
During a promo interview with his son Jack Osbourne for their upcoming History show 'Ozzy and Jack's World Detour', Good Morning America's Jesse Palmer addressed the sensitive issue of Ozzy's rocky marriage. 'It's just a bump in the road, that's all. We all get them', said Ozzy. 'It's back on track again.'
Ozzy and Sharon announced their separation in early May after nearly 33 years of marriage.
Kelly Osbourne has said her parents Ozzy and Sharon are still together, despite announcing their separation in early May. Sharon and Ozzy separated after nearly 33 years of marriage, when the Black Sabbath frontman was alleged to have had an affair with hairstylist Michelle Pugh.
Kelly Osbourne says Ozzy and Sharon are still together.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight’s The Insider on Thursday (June 16) Kelly said: “My mom and dad are together right now. No woman with a neck like a c* is going to ruin my family.” Kelly also said there’s no bad blood between her and her father.
Continue reading: Kelly Osbourne Says Parents Sharon And Ozzy Are Still Together
This year's Download Festival turned out to be a very wet weekend with constant downpours and thunderstorms throughout the three days, but what would 'Drownload' festival be without a little bit of rain? Thick with mud and soggy from the rain, the crowds all gathered looking for a fantastic time and with phenomenal headliners Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden the weekend was never going to disappoint. Aside from the wrestling and the creative Zippo lighters that you could engrave in the Zippo Encore booth, as well as get hold of the limited edition Download Zippo lighter, the music line up for this year's festival was phenomenal - and we can't wait for the next Download festival already.
There were multiple highlights throughout the weekend, and as we stocked up on burgers, we headed down to the Lemmy stage to catch one of the more out-there acts of the weekend - Babymetal. Babymetal were mesmerising as they always are, with hit songs Gimme Chocolate and Road To Resistance taking the crowd by storm. A giant circle pit opened as the Japanese J-pop/metal band took to the stage and gave a fantastically choreographed performance as always.
Killswitch Engage managed to slay the stage as they always do, even in the torrential downpour that overtook their set, as the band plunged into hit songs My Curse, Strength Of The Mind and My Last Serenade, there was nothing that they can do to disappoint. A huge crowd turned out to watch the band, even in the mudpit that the Lemmy stage gave way to.
Continue reading: Download Festival - 2016 Review
We're still no closer to predicting how this is going to end.
It's been a month since Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne appeared to go their separate ways after the latter's alleged affair with an LA hair stylist, but things have gone a little quiet since then. And with Sharon supporting Black Sabbath at Download Festival, does this mean their relationship is on the mend?
Sharon Osbourne supports her husband
Sharon looked positively glowing with pride as she watched her allegedly adulterous husband perform with his band Black Sabbath at Download Festival in Donnington, Leicestershire on Saturday (June 11th 2016), sparking rumours that their 34-year-long marriage may not be as over as everyone thinks.
The couple’s split was announced last week, after 33 years of marriage.
Sharon Osbourne is said to have called in divorce lawyers in order to end her 33 year marriage to Ozzy Osbourne, according to TMZ. The reports come just one day after the estranged couple shared a stage together at an LA press conference to announce the merging of Ozzfest and Knotfest. However their appearance together was not a sign of a reconciliation and Sharon is now said to be moving ahead with the divorce.
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne are divorcing.
On Tuesday (May 10th) Sharon confirmed her split from Ozzy, when appearing on ‘The Talk’. “I've been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what's going on," Sharon said. "I don't need to read about it and see about it because it's like putting salt in a wound. So I don't need to.”
Is one of showbiz's most explosive marriages coming to an end?
It surfaced over the weekend that Sharon Osbourne had thrown her husband Ozzy Osbourne out of their $10 million Beverly Hills mansion after alleging that he'd been cheating on her with a celebrity hair stylist. So far, it's all been a bit of a mess, but both Ozzy and Sharon have spoken out publicly now.
Ozzy and Sharon split after affair allegations
It's been 33 years of marriage and only days since Sharon joked about catching her husband in bed with her children's nannies while he was still using drugs, but things definitely aren't so funny now. Here's everything we know so far about the split and what we can expect from the pair in the future:
Continue reading: All You Need To Know About Ozzy Osbourne's Marriage Turmoil
Having briefly gone out of contact, Ozzy re-appeared on Monday afternoon and assured fans he wasn't using alcohol or drugs again.
Ozzy Osbourne has eventually made contact with his family, ending a brief panic after some had thought that the rock legend had gone missing after wife Sharon threw him out of their home before the weekend accusing him of having an affair with a stylist.
The 67 year old Black Sabbath singer was spotted on Monday afternoon (May 9th) carrying his dog in Los Angeles, looking slightly dishevelled. However, despite rumours of an imminent divorce, he was still wearing his wedding ring and he assured his fans that he hadn’t fallen off the wagon, amid fears that this episode might have triggered a relapse.
Ozzy Osbourne in Los Angeles in February 2016
Continue reading: Ozzy Osbourne Resurfaces In Los Angeles After Fears He Had Disappeared
Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne , Jack Osbourne - Pride of Britain Awards held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals. at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Monday 28th September 2015
Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne , Jack Osbourne - The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House Hotel at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Monday 28th September 2015
Ozzy Osbourne , Sharon Osbourne - Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne attend Lisa Vanderpump's birthday dinner celebration at Pump in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 14th September 2015
British rocker Ozzy Osbourne who rose to fame a the front man of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath was seen out and about as he went to the doctors office in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 20th April 2015
Ozzy Osbourne - A variety of pop stars from the music industry were photographed as they performed live at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th November 2014
Ozzy Osbourne - A variety if A-Listers from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Monday 10th November 2014
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne - A variety if A-Listers from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th November 2014
Ozzy Osbourne - A variety if A-Listers from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th November 2014
Ozzy Osbourne, Craig's, Craig's restaurant and dinner - British heavy metal rocker who was the front man for Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon Osbourne a former judge on the X Factor, seen as they arrive at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood - West Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 11th September 2014
The boys from Birmingham have brought their doom-laden riffs to the top of the Billboard chart for the first time ever, but it might not be the last
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 the charts after nearly 50 years of waiting. The album ended a forty plus year wait for band to return to the top of the UK Album charts when it took the top spot last week, but in scoring their first US number one the band have performed quite a remarkable feat.
Upon hearing the news, the active members of the group each issued a statement exclaiming their shock at the success of the album, with guitarist Tony Iommi stating, "The news is absolutely amazing--we couldn't have imagined this would happen. We have the greatest fans," whilst bassist Geezer Butler had this to say; "I'm absolutely stunned. Thank you all world wide for being the best, and most patient, fans ever."
Frontman Ozzy Osbourne was equally as overwhelmed with the success saying; "There have been so many amazing highlights in our long career. To finally have our first #1 album in the U.S. is another incredible milestone for Black Sabbath. Thank you to all of our fans for their support and loyalty."
It all went wrong for this award show; lucky it wasn't The Oscars
Live award shows are about meticulous planning, logistics and practice, but you can’t legislate for individual mistakes. Unfortunately, there were too many individual mistakes to count, culminating in a car crash of an award show, which, in turn, made for pretty funny viewing.
We had Carrie Fisher talking openly about drugs – a bit too openly for some of the audience, award givers reading telecast prompts like “Wrap it up!” instead of actually wrapping it up, and Robin Meade performing a song in an evening gown while barefoot because of an advert break that was too short. It was, all in all, YouTube fodder gold, and we loved it for that. “Hi, I’m Carrie, I’m an alcoholic. And a drug addict,” explained Fisher before announcing the winner of best animated series. “Our nominees take us into worlds we have never seen before,” she said. “Unless, like Ozzy and myself, you have taken acid. We have the same dealer, in which case this category doesn’t apply to you. Our nominees have not taken acid, at least not with me, which really is the only way to do it, as most of you know,” she said and then nodded at the still-seated Lucas, “Right, George?” There sure were some awkward looks for that one.
Akin to the night itself, this piece has focussed on the technical gaffes and not the actual winners, so here they are. “Days of Our Lives,” grabbed the big one: Best Drama, while “CBS News Sunday Morning,” won Best Morning Show, beating “Good Morning America” and “Today.” “Dr. Oz” won in the information talk show category and Doug Davidson won for Best Actor on “The Young and the Restless."
Continue reading: Was The Daytime Emmys The Worst Live Show Ever?
Could Black Sabbath battle to the top of the charts?
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 released at the beginning of this week and it has been slowly creeping up the charts, and it could have a good chance of reaching the coveted spot by the end of the week.The album - the first to feature the (mostly) original lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler (drummer Burt Ward was forced to sit out the recording process because of health reasons) in 35-years - currently sits at the top of the mid-week charts, however it cannot officially claim to be an official number one until the end of the week. With no real threat in the charts to challenge it for the top spot - bar Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye perhaps - so it looks like the band may be on to recreate the feat their 1970 album Paranoid.
The album was produced by acclaimed Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin and features Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilkes sitting in for Ward, and critics are hailing the album as a return to the doom-laded guitar riffs of the band's classic albums from the 70's. Frontman Osbourne declared his surprise at the album's success earlier today, saying “I can’t believe Black Sabbath may have its first number one album in 43 years.”
The band will continue their world tour in support of the album over the rest of the year, having already played in New Zealand, Australia and parts of Asia. The tour reaches London's O2 Arena in December and will arrive at Houston's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion on July 25.
The bassist for the metal Gods has said that he would be up for making another Sabbath album if the rest of the group are interested
Black Sabbath made their monumental return to the studio to record their first album with an almost entirely original line-up (drummer Bill Ward was not present for recording because of health problems) since 1978's Never Say Die, with 13 being released later this month.
Confident from how things went this time round, bassist Geezer Butler has now said that despite it taking some 35 years for the group to record their new album together, the band could be persuaded to go back to the studio much sooner this time around. Although touted as the 'final' album from the band following a string of successful reunion shows over the past year, Geezer was speaking with Billboard this week when he revealed that, like the title of the 1978 album, that he is holding on to a 'never say never' resolution as to where the metal founders might go next.
"Let's put it this way; it's taken us 35 years to do this one," Butler told Billboard, adding, "So if there's gonna be (another) album there's gonna be an album but I don't want to say if there's going to be a follow-up. I wouldn't mind doing another Sabbath album with them, though."
Continue reading: Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler Hints At Another New Album From The Band
Rumours surface that Sharon Osbourne will return to TV talent show, with record-breaking salary
Sharon Osbourne’s private life may well be in turmoil but she doesn’t seem to be allowing it to affect her career as the Daily Mail reports today that she’s reportedly landed a £2 million deal to return to x factor in the UK. If the reports are accurate, it will mean that not only will Osbourne return to the show, after leaving in 2007, but she will become the highest paid judge in the show’s history.
It is thought that the show’s creator, Simon Cowell, is ‘desperate’ to have Sharon return to the show to boost ratings, which have been steadily dropping in the last two years. Although Sharon has made a number of guest apperances on the show since she left – namely at Louis Walsh’s house in the ‘judges’ houses’ rounds, this will be the first time in six years that she’s actually been one of the official judges. Known for her no-nonsense approach, Cowell is clearly looking to shake up the line-up on the panel.
Recently, it has been reported that Sharon Osbourne’s marriage to husband Ozzy Osbourne (the Black Sabbath singer) is on the rocks. Ozzy made a public announcement that his addiction to drink and drugs has reared its head again and has taken its toll on their marriage. Regardless, both Sharon and Ozzy seem to remain focused on their careers, with Ozzy about to embark on a tour with Sabbath and Sharon apparently planning a return to the high profile TV show.
Sharon Osbourne's 911 call in January reveals Ozzy rant while he has admitted to using drugs during that time.
Rumours that the Osbourne couple, who famously broadcasted their family affairs in the MTV reality show 'The Osbournes' in 2002, are set to divorce after more than 30 years of marriage have been circling like wildfire around the internet over the past few weeks. And talking of wildfire, new evidence suggests there might be more to that blaze that took place at their home in January 2013. TMZ released Sharon's 911 tape from the incident in February in which we hear her breathlessly asking for the fire department to be called to the house. 'We had a fire in my room it was a candle. Do you think you could send a fireman? My husband put it out but I just want to be sure', she explained before later adding, rather sharply, 'It set the table it was on on fire.' On re-listening, Ozzy can be heard shouting what sounds like it could be an obscenity incoherently in the background as Sharon takes her time to speak to emergency services.
This and the fact that he has addressed the rumours on his Facebook page with the following message: 'For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober. Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing', suggests that there could've been something else going on that night as Ozzy is well known for acting erratically and often dangerously under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Ozzy's marriage is in trouble but his band Black Sabbath is off on tour
North American Tour Dates Announced For Troubled Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Sabbath Is this really a good idea for Ozzy? As rumours of a split between Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon gradually seem to carry more weight, the Black Sabbath singer now needs to prepare to go on tour. Reports have suggested that Ozzy and Sharon’s split is down to his substance addictions; surely going on tour with his rock band isn’t the best place for getting over such problems?
Luckily for Ozzy, he currently only has four dates to contend with, they’re not until August and they’re spread out across the course of a month so hopefully he’ll be able to keep himself out of trouble. The band also have a new album planned, entitled 13, according to Rolling Stone magazine, so presumably, they’ll be busy doing promo work for that in between the live dates. The album’s planned for release on June 11th and is the band’s first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978’s Never Say Die! 13 is produced by Rick Rubin and contains eight new tracks. The lead track, ‘End of the Beginning,’ will debut on the season finale of CSI.
Last year, the band was forced to postpone a planned tour when their guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with early stage lymphoma. Since he underwent treatment, the band have booked shows in Europe, Australia Japan and New Zealand.
Sharon's 911 call reveals some insights into the couple's turbulent marriage.
A bit of celebrity drama always helps the day move along, but Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s marital strife looks too serious to be entertaining, especially after the Sharon Osbourne 911 tape was leaked. According to a report by TMZ, the recording from 4.45AM on January 17 this year features a less than coherent Ozzy Osbourne and a frantic Sharon, asking for help after an unattended candle lit a table at their home on fire. This was during the time when Ozzy was still abusing drugs and alcohol, before his 45 days and counting sobriety streak.
Apparently, in the tape, Sharon sounds like the one who was caught unawares by the fire. Additionally, Ozzy reportedly doesn’t sound like himself. The situation prompted a lot of speculation from various media sources, but in reality, very little is known for certain, even with the evidence on the tape. The candle accident may or may not have had something to do with the couple’s separation, but according to Sharon’s statements, Ozzy’s addiction certainly did. In fact, the reality star has set an ultimatum for her rockstar husband – she will only take him back after he’s been clean for months. And after a year and a half of substance abuse, the condition seems completely reasonable.
Sharon vows to only take back Ozzy after he's clean.
Ozzy Osbourne has admitted to taking drink and drugs recently, though claims he has been sober for over a month.
Ozzy Osbourne has admitted bingeing on drink and drugs for the last 18 months, following news that he has separated from wife Sharon. The British singer released a statement on his Facebook page, revealing that he's been in a "very dark place" and apologizing to his family.
"Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing," Osbourne, 64, said, "I'm just trying to be a better person." The lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath - who will tour in the UK later this year, said he had been drinking and taking drugs for the last year and a half though has been sober for 44 days. "I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends," added the rocker, before saying he'd behaved like "an asshole" to the people he loved the most.
Though Ozzy was one of the world's most recognizable rockers, he and his somewhat dysfunctional family gained worldwide fame after starring in their own MTV reality show 'The Osbournes,' which gave an insight into their family life in Beverly Hills. Since then, Sharon has judged and hosted numerous reality shows, Kelly has forged a career in fashion criticism, and Jack has remained on television. Ozzy has kept a relatively low profile in comparison.
Continue reading: Into The Void: Ozzy Osbourne Has Been On Drink And Drugs For 18 Months
Is this the next celebrity couple to bite the dust?
It was reported yesterday, in the wake of the Osbourne split rumor, that Sharon Osbourne had moved into a new Beverly Hills mansion, away from her husband Ozzy, just days after being pictured without her wedding band on.
Today, the Black Sabbath frontman confirms their troubles, talking to The Sun. Ozzy admitted: “Sharon’s obsessed with that showbiz lifestyle. But it’s not for me. Leave me out of it. And Sharon’s always introducing me to people I don’t know or want to meet. The reality show was all Sharon’s idea. I never wanted to do all that TV stuff.” The Osbournes followed the whole family in their home, filming all their intimate moments. Looking back, it’s increasingly obvious that Ozzy had no clue what was going on 90% of the time. “I was TV mogul of the day with that show and I became this thing I didn’t really want to be,” he added. “People were recognising me on the streets and it wasn’t right. I once had a man come up to me and say ‘I don’t think you should speak to your wife like that.’ I didn’t know him but he’d seen the show. I can’t stand seeing myself on TV. I never watched a single episode of The Osbournes."
Ozzy Osbourne is still going with Black Sabbath
The famous couple seem to be in a rough patch
Could this be the end of Sharon and Ozzy Ozbourne? Say it isn’t so. The Talk co-host was spotted moving into a brand new mansion, and just days after being seen not wearing her wedding ring, too.
"They are living at different addresses and not spending any time together," a source is quoted as saying to The Sun "They row a lot. They aren't acting like husband and wife. It is unusual to not even have dinner together when both of them are five minutes apart." Another source had plenty to say to The Mirror, too; this time about their financial woes. “The financial situation has been a real burden for them both and has put huge strain on them. These were big bills, and it has been very difficult for both of them.” There’s no shortage of clues in this supposed divorce. Their daughter Kelly tweeted: “Why does every family in the world have that 1 member that will never get it and is completely ignorant to life in general?” What does this mean!?
Are these two destined for paper signing and splitting of assets?
Black Sabbath have revealed that they are recording their first album together with original members for the first time since 1978's Never Say Die, with the album set to be titled 13.
Three of the original four members - Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - have been in the studio recording the long awaited album for the past few months, enlisting the help of Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk on drums to stand in for Bill Ward. Unfortunately health problems have plagued Ward and as such, with a heavy heart, the band have had to continue without him. Iommi assessed the situation with Ward in November last year, telling Blaring Out magazine: "We'll always have a heart for Bill, but I think it's gone past that now, because it's gone on so long I don't see that happening at the moment."
In the interview, Iommi also revealed that the album will be 15 tacks long and it has also been revealed that the album was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin, who has worked with such artists as System of a Down, Jay Z, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Metallica and Johnny Cash. On top of this, the band have also announced a number of tour dates for the near future, in Australia, New Zealand and Japan's Ozzfest, and are expected to extend these dates as well as perform on the festival circuit.
Continue reading: 35 Years Later Black Sabbath Are Back In The Studio
Despite making some of the most uncompromising music of the last 30 years, Motorhead for some strange reason, cross all boundaries. This is undoubtedly down to the enduring appeal of Lemmy - a man who's stuck to his guns and done things on his own terms to the point where he has just ended up being accepted.
Which gives credence to the fact that If you spend long enough doing something and which such conviction, people will eventually come round to your way of thinking. As a rock 'n' roll icon his influence has touched almost everyone who is anyone and the most surprising thing of all about this documentary is the sheer breadth of people who have fallen under his influence. The usual rock crowd is to be expected. Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Metallica etc but its appearances of others such as Jarvis Cocker, Peter Hook (Joy Division), Mick Jones (The Clash), Marky Ramone (The Ramones) and Billy Bob Thornton that most surprise.
Continue reading: Lemmy Review
Having now seen "Little Nicky," in which Adam Sandler plays the retarded son of Satan, I have formulated a hypothesis I'm calling the Sandler Theory of Exponentially Obnoxious Returns. It goes something like this:
Adam Sandler goes out of his way to make each gimmick character he plays ("Billy Madison," "Happy Gilmore") more grating than the last, just to see how far he can push it before his easily amused fan base will turn on him.
His most detestable character to date had been "The Waterboy," but that Southern-fried dope was mister congeniality compared to Nicky, the little devil that couldn't. Sandler spends this entire movie with his face screwed up in a hit-by-a-shovel grimace and speaking in a silly, raspy voice like a little kid pretending to be sick so he can stay home from school. There's no joke here. It's just Sandler's version of stretching as an actor.
Continue reading: Little Nicky Review
The cameo-driven, "Mission: Impossible 2"-spoofing, movie-within-a-movie, pre-title sequence of "Austin Powers in Goldmember" is the funniest five minutes to date in this spy comedy franchise. Then Mike Myers shows up and ruins everything.
Still trapped in a skit-comedy frame of mind all these years after leaving "Saturday Night Live," his short attention span has made the "Austin Powers" movies little more than a string of brief, loosely-related set pieces which are often 98 percent setup and 2 percent punch line.
Myers goes miles out of his way to make a reference to the 1983 song "Mr. Roboto" by the band Styx, for example. Then he spends nebulously unfunny gaps between such gags to make fleeting mentions of the plot, which in this case concerns Dr. Evil -- Myers cueball goofball homage to James Bond's maniacal bald nemesis Blofeld -- teaming up with an scabby Dutch roller-disco owner named Goldmember whom Evil has transported from the 1970s.
Continue reading: Austin Powers In Goldmember Review
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