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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...

Tony Iommi Glad He Kept Working During Chemotherapy

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi is glad he decided to continue working on the band's new record while he was undergoing chemotherapy as the studio sessions helped him through the dark time.The guitarist announced he...

Black Sabbath Already Have An Album Full Of New Material

Black Sabbath's reunion appears to have been quite a productive get-together - Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler have already written an album's worth of new material.Frontman Osbourne has revealed the group is working...

Tony Iommi Battled Nerves Before Black Sabbath Gig

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi was wracked with nerves before the band's comeback gig in the U.K. on Saturday night (19May12) amid fears he would not make it through the long set.The guitarist announced in...

Black Sabbath Make Live Return

Black Sabbath played their first show since reforming in Birmingham this Saturday (19.05.12).The reformed heavy metal group - vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler - played in Birmingham, middle England,...

Black Sabbath Drummer Quits Reunion Shows

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward will not take part in the bands reunion shows.The original line up of the group - Bill, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - came together last year to...

Black Sabbath Announce Homecoming Gig

Black Sabbath will play a one-off UK homecoming gig in Birmingham next month. The 'Paranoid' rockers will perform at the O2 Academy in the city - home to singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist...

Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers Top The Bill

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been announced as one of the headliners for this year's Lollapalooza Festival, which takes place in Chicago in August. The Californians have been together since the early 1980s and have...

Chris Daughtry Sued By Band Mates: 3 Other Rock Feuds

The American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is being sued by his former band mates, who claim that they are owed royalties for four songs that they helped to write. Ryan Andrews, Scott Crawford and Mark...

Tony Iommi Completes Chemotherapy Treatment

Metal legend Tony Iommi has received his final dose of chemotherapy as part of his ongoing battle against lymphoma.The 64-year-old Black Sabbath guitarist is now preparing to begin a course of radiation therapy in an...

Corey Taylor To Debut Solo Acoustic Set At Download Festival

Download Festival has announced a further 22 acts to its line-up; including Cancer Bats, Rise To Remain and Saxon, who will join the headliners The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath on 8-10 June 2012, which...

Black Sabbath Axe Shows As Tony Iommi Continues Cancer Battle

The reunited members of Black Sabbath have cancelled a number of upcoming shows as guitarist Tony Iommi continues his cancer battle.The rocker, who turns 64 on Sunday (19Feb12), was diagnosed with the early stages of...

Ozzy Osbourne: 'Tony Iommi's Determination Will Help Him Win Cancer Battle'

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne is convinced Tony Iommi's natural drive will help him win his cancer battle, insisting his Black Sabbath bandmate has "got more determination than anybody I've ever met".The 63-year-old guitarist has been diagnosed...

Black Sabbath Reunion In Jeopardy

Black Sabbath's reunion is in doubt after drummer Bill Ward has threatened to pull out of the project.The band announced they were reforming their original line up for a new album and tour last year,...

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