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Tony Iommi Lands Lifetime Achievement Honour

The veteran rocker, who is currently on the road with Black Sabbath for the band's final tour, follows in the footsteps of other guitar greats who have received the Lifetime Achievement Award, including...

Tony Iommi: 'Lemmy Really Did Drink A Bottle Of Whiskey A Day'

The Motorhead frontman passed away on Monday (28Dec15) just two days after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and four days after his 70th birthday. His passing sparked an outpouring of tributes...

Biff Byford & Tony Iommi Add Tributes To Lemmy

Saxon singer Byford has released a statement about his pal's passing, revealing he and Lemmy were friends for 36 years. He writes, "If you were his friend, you were his friend for...

Tony Iommi To Host Hometown Talk

The veteran rocker will host An Audience With Tony Iommi at the Town Hall in his native Birmingham, England next year (16). During the event, Tony will be quizzed about his career...

Ozzy Osbourne Petrified By Wife Sharon's Seizures

TV personality Sharon, 63, was diagnosed with the disease in 2002 and received extensive treatment, followed by a double mastectomy in 2012 upon discovering she carried a gene which increased her risk of...

Tony Iommi Teases Fans Over New Songs

In 2013, the veteran rockers released 13, their first record with the original line-up in 15 years, and they hit the road to promote it. Fans were hoping for a follow-up record...

Black Sabbath Ditch Plans For 13 Follow-up

Earlier this year (15), the group's frontman Ozzy Osbourne revealed he was planning to hit the studio to record new material with Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi for a 2016 album, prior to...

Tony Iommi Receives Gibson Les Paul Award At Q Awards

Black Sabbath's legendary guitarist Tony Iommi will receive the Gibson Les Paul Award at the 2015 Q Awards.The heavy metal pioneer - who's played a Gibson guitar for the duration of his career - is...

Tony Iommi & Steve Vai To Headline Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2016

Drummer Carl Palmer and former Allman Brothers star Warren Haynes will also be on hand to offer advice and encouragement to wannabe rockers at the 20th anniversary event in February (16). The...

Tony Iommi: 'I Only Have One More World Tour In Me'

The guitar great tells Britain's Birmingham Mail he's beginning to feel the affects of old age after fighting lymphoma for much of the band's reunion. He says, "I can't actually do this...

Black Sabbath Announce Plans For Their Last Ever Tour

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...

Black Sabbath Launch The End Tour Without Bill Ward

The trio has launched artwork, a video and information about what will be the band's last international trek, billed as The End, and Ward's name isn't mentioned. The drummer refused to be...

Tony Iommi Steps Into Glass Box To Raise Awareness About The Loneliness Of Cancer

The rocker stepped into MACmillan Cancer Support's 'Not Alone' Isolation Box in a bid to highlight the plight of lonely cancer patients in the U.K. The box allows passers by to see...

Tony Iommi Planning To Remix Black Sabbath Album For 20th Anniversary Release

The guitarist is planning to remix the album, the group's 18th studio release, as the 20th anniversary of the project looms this year (15). He says, "I really like the album but...

Bill Ward Reunites With Former Black Sabbath Bandmates At Ivor Novello Awards

Ward and frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who was not at the gala, have been sniping at each other in the media and online ever since the drummer turned down the chance to be part...

Black Sabbath Final Lp And Tour Planned For 2016

Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath's final LP and tour will happen in 2016.The 66-year-old rocker has confirmed the legendary heavy metal group will bring their career - spanning over 40 years - to an end...

Tony Iommi Dismisses Health Scare Story

The latest news about the guitar great's health emerged alongside Black Sabbath's decision to scrap an appearance at Ozzfest Japan later this year (15), but Iommi insists he's fine. In a

Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Gig To Undergo Operation

Ozzy Osbourne has pulled out of a gig to undergo an operation. The 66-year-old star has been forced to cancel the Mexico leg of his annual 'Ozzfest' tour, which had been dubbed 'Ozzfiesta', scheduled for...

Tony Iommi Pleads For Indonesian Prisoners' Lives

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has joined a campaign to urge Indonesian officials to spare the lives of two death row prisoners.Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran face death by firing squad after being found guilty...

Tony Iommi: 'I Won't Beat Cancer'

Black Sabbath rocker Tony Iommi is convinced he will never fully recover from the lymphoma he was diagnosed with three years ago.The heavy rock guitar great's cancer scare forced him and his bandmates to reconsider...

Ozzy Osbourne's Hell Of A Las Vegas Show

Ozzy Osbourne is set to have a Las Vegas show called 'Hellgate'.The 66-year-old rocker's wife Sharon Osbourne has revealed she is working on a one-off concert production for her husband to take place in 'Sin...

Tony Iommi Composes New Track For Csi

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...

Rock Stars Remember Jack Bruce

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...

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

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

Tony Iommi Appointed University Music Professor

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...

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

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...

Arcade Fire To Open British Summer Time Hyde Park

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 -...

Black Sabbath: Hyde Park Could Be Last Gig

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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