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Sabbath wrapped a massive reunion tour early last year, and are making plans to get back out on the road one last time in 2016.
Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have announced details of what they claim will be their “final tour” early next year.
Billed in the band’s press release as “the final tour from the greatest metal band of all time”, ‘The End’ tour covers a number of North American cities. It kicks off in Omaha, Nebraska on January 20th 2016 and ends on February 25th at New York’s Madison Square Garden, having taken in 17 dates on the way. There will then be seven dates in Australia and New Zealand running from April 15th-30th.
Continue reading: Black Sabbath Announce Plans For Their Last Ever Tour
Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne - The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014) held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. 26-1-2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014
The Black Sabbath frontman evaluates his unintelligible introduction.
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 Los Angeles. The Grammys organisers had made it simple for the Black Sabbath frontman: all he had to do was stand on stage with his bandmates and read from a teleprompter.
Awards Show Veteran Ozzy Osbourne Fluffed His Lines.
Ozzy, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler headed to the stage for the introduction and the singer began to read the script. However, Ozzy soon lost pace and jumbled up his words to form an incoherent stream of babble, according to Fox News. Tony and Geezer burst into laughter at their band chum's ineptness but Twitter reactions soon took the shape of a collective eye-roll as exasperated Grammys viewers questioned the rocker's sobriety.
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."
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.
"Sinners be damned": Black Sabbath are back with a delightfully evil single 'God Is Dead?' from new album '13' and a monster stadium tour.
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 swirling green galaxies, blood bathed streets and eerily fuzzy TV screens.
At first listen, Black Sabbath's brand new single 'God Is Dead?' has all the tell-tale signs of Rick Rubin's slick production; a man whose capable hands are famed for reinvigorating scores of rock bands, such as ZZ Top.
The track settles into clonging, downbeat death-knell guitars and decidedly evil lyrics from Ozzy, with some "novel" rhyming ("out of the gloom I rise up from my tomb into impending doom"), which forms the first 6 minutes of their 9 minute epic, before picking up pace and volume, eventually breaking out climatically into pure metal heaven as Ozzy cries out "God Is Dead!" over Geezer's rolling drumbeat thumps and a classic heavy riffage that will bring tears of joy to fans.
Continue reading: Black Sabbath Release New Single 'God Is Dead?' From Album, '13' [Video]
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@joripacheco no it won’t, web only for now.
We’ve been getting a lot of requests for official Tony merchandise, apologies for the delay. So finally we’re here:… https://t.co/Iuir2egKR3
If you’re in the Birmingham area next week be great if you could support this event - https://t.co/AOhRzk9fjJ
RT @sabbathfans: Happy 38th birthday to the Never Say Die! album released on September 28, 1978. https://t.co/QMUSpG4vzQ
RT @BlackSabbath: Ozzy, Tony and Tommy and @theOzzfest 2016 Photo: @RossHalfin https://t.co/fV8iDmG1gu https://t.co/GEivU4H7RF
RT @sabbathfans: Happy Birthday to the Vol. 4 (1972) and Technical Ecstasy (1976) albums, both released on September 25th. @BlackSabbath @t…
Fun times in Phoenix last night with our friends in @rivalsons! Great band - you should check them out if you haven… https://t.co/cf2fICKMfg
Good to see my long time friend Eddie at the Hollywood Bowl last night. https://t.co/EPa800IIBn
RT @BlackSabbath: Thank You Everyone who came out to last night's sold out @HollywoodBowl show! https://t.co/Fai6UHY0Tm https://t.co/CtR91…
Almost showtime here at the Hollywood Bowl. https://t.co/8vhjfrgIYi
An Update for those who were asking about the van picture I posted the other day: https://t.co/MQtFLmBYYp https://t.co/tWmBoDfBlh
Found myself a new pet! https://t.co/koWCLvYOdJ
This is the van that I used to drive the band to gigs in back in 1968. Parked out front of my house in Aston. https://t.co/3iyBbJZIr9
The show caterers in Ridgefield made us a special BS cake today. https://t.co/vNig2oNZne
@BuckiNRedSoxGuy But the 2 main guitars i am using on stage i used on the last album recording (13). (2/2)
@BuckiNRedSoxGuy No, because most of the songs we are playing were recorded 40 years ago. (1/2)
These are some of my guitars we carry with us on the tour - taken care of by my guitar tech Mike clement. https://t.co/7MoJeZGzjo
Here's a picture from Dallas a few nights ago. Thanks to Thomas for the picture. @kamikazetom https://t.co/ac9N9ZsRMW
Today's a day off, so I'm signing CD's for the merch booth. @BlackSabbath https://t.co/UyJUzJNrVn