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Geezer Butler Wrote Tony Iommi Death Tune After Cancer Diagnosis

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...

Tony Iommi Receives Honorary Degree

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...

Lemmy Donned Drag For Tony Iommi's Birthday

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...

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

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...

Ozzy Osbourne Made 13 Because He 'Needed The Money'

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...

Black Sabbath Win Double At Golden Gods

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...

Ozzy Osbourne Tips For Toilet Stop

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Black Sabbath Had Drugs Flown In On 'Private Plane'

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...

Black Sabbath Wrote 13 Lyrics Under Pressure

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...

Ozzy Osbourne Pushed Tony Iommi To Visit Doctor

Metal legend Tony Iommi has revealed his Black Sabbath bandmate Ozzy Osbourne urged him to see a doctor ahead of his cancer diagnosis because the singer was worried about his friend's health.The guitarist was diagnosed...

Tony Iommi Performing Black Sabbath Shows Around Cancer Treatment

Black Sabbath rocker Tony Iommi has revealed the band has organised its reunion tour dates around his six-weekly chemotherapy treatment, because he's too weak to perform for two weeks after the medication.The guitar great was...

Tony Iommi Gave Up On Bill Ward Negotiations After Cancer Diagnosis

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has broken his silence about the band's bust-up with former drummer Bill Ward, revealing he gave up on his old pal's contractual issues when he was diagnosed with cancer.The rocker...

Black Sabbath Struggled Abroad

Black Sabbath starved while performing gigs abroad.The reunited rock band - consisting of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward - would often go without eating while touring the world when they first...

Tony Iommi Credits Hometown Doctors With Saving Black Sabbath Tour

Rocker Tony Iommi has credited medical staff in his hometown with putting Black Sabbath back on the road because a pioneering new cancer treatment has enabled him to join his bandmates on tour.The Paranoid hitmakers...

Ozzy Osbourne: Black Sabbath's New Album Is 'Mind-blowing'

Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath's '13' is ''mind-blowing''.The upcoming album will be the band's first since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' to feature three members of the original quartet - with bassist Geezer Buttler and guitarist...

Ozzy Osbourne Impressed By Tony Iommi's Brave Cancer Fight

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne is impressed by his bandmate Tony Iommi's fighting spirit as he battles cancer, a decade after his wife Sharon went through hell as she struggled with the disease.The Black Sabbath guitarist went...

Tony Iommi Pays Tribute To Alvin Lee

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has paid tribute to guitarist Alvin Lee following his death, insisting his friend "broke new ground" during his career.The 68-year-old rocker unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday (06Mar13) from unforeseen complications...

Tony Iommi Writes Armenia's Eurovision Song Contest Anthem

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has penned Armenia's 2013 Eurovision Song Contest entry.The guitar great's Lonely Planet was shortlisted last week (ends01Mar13) and the song was picked as the official Armenian anthem on Saturday (02Mar13)....

Brian May & Tony Iommi Teaming Up For Riffs Album

British guitar greats Brian May and Tony Iommi are teaming up for a new concept album that will allow aspiring rockers to use their riffs in new songs.The Black Sabbath rocker let word of the...

Black Sabbath Announce New Album Title

Black Sabbath have announced their new album will be titled '13.'The record - expected to drop in June - will be the first since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' to feature three of the quartet's original...

Black Sabbath Planning 2013 Return

Black Sabbath are hoping to play live again in 2013. The 'Iron Man' rockers performed three shows in the UK and the US in 2012 and guitarist Tony Iommi is hoping they will continue into...

Tony Iommi Updates Memoirs To Include Cancer Battle

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi revisited his autobiography following his cancer diagnosis to add new chapters detailing his health battle.The rocker went public with news of his lymphoma diagnosis earlier this year (12) and the...

Ronnie James Dio's Widow Cried Over Tony Iommi's Cancer Diagnosis

Ronnie James Dio's widow broke down in tears when she discovered her late husband's Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi was battling cancer.The guitarist announced he had been diagnosed with the disease earlier this year (12),...

Tony Iommi Gives Priceless Guitar To Dio Cancer Charity

Heavy rocker Tony Iommi has given the cancer foundation set up as a tribute to late bandmate Ronnie James Dio a big boost by offering up a one-of-a-kind auction item at an upcoming fundraiser.The Black...

Slash: Jon Lord Had The Baddest Sound In Heavy Metal

Legendary guitarist, Slash, is the latest in a host of musicians to pay tribute to the late Jon Lord. The organist who crafted Deep Purple 's distinctive sound passed away yesterday (July 16, 2012), at...

Slash Pays Tribute To Deep Purple Star Jon Lord

Slash and a host of other stars have paid tribute to the late Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord.The keyboard player and founder of the iconic heavy metal band passed away on Monday (16.07.12) in London...

Reunited Black Sabbath Close Download Festival

Black Sabbath closed Download 2012 last night (10.06.12) by wowing fans with a greatest hits set. The rock outfit performed with three of their four original members, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist...

Metallica Headline Download

Metallica closed the second day of Download festival last night (09.06.12).The iconic 'Master of Puppets' group played a two-hour set which incorporated a performance of their entire iconic self titled album - known to fans...

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