The Deftones Still Writing New Material

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I’ve extolled the virtues of the Deftones on this site many times before. In my estimation, they’re one of the best bands to have ever formed, and every note of music they have released, I love. The fact that the band’s in the studio, writing material for their next disc, makes me happier than a […]

Readers’ Bands: Doctor Smoke Project Old School Metal Sound

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If you dig the sound of early metal, especially bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, and dig modern bands like Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats or Electric Wizard, chances are you’ll dig Doctor Smoke. One of the Ohio band’s members wrote us not that long ago, praising the site and “passing along our free demo […]

Ozzy Talks Sabbath, Next Solo Disc

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Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Billboard.com about his upcoming plans, which include tracking the final Black Sabbath album and his next solo release. Sabbath’s plans are not definitive right just yet. “I keep asking [my wife] Sharon, ‘When are we gonna start it?’ She said it’s not this year. I can’t really say how long […]

Tony Iommi Composes Music For “CSI” Episode

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Your mom and my mom are going to be fucking psyched. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is composing some material for an upcoming episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” that will air November 2. Tell your mom to DVR it. As if she doesn’t already. By the way, he’d better hurry up with that composing. […]

Ozzy: Sabbath To Disband After Next Record, Tour

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They said they were going to disband after their last album and tour, but are somehow still active. So why should we believe Ozzy Osbourne now when he says next year’s Black Sabbath disc will be the band’s last. And that it’s subsequent tour will mark the group’s final shows together. Why? We shouldn’t believe […]

Ozzy Osbourne Wants Bill Ward Back In Black Sabbath

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Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Esquire, and the Black Sabbath frontman appears to want original drummer Bill Ward back in the band for their forthcoming album. Sabbath and Ward had it out in 2012, when Ward was fired by Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy later said in interviews Ward couldn’t hack it anymore behind the kit. Black […]

Ozzy Osbourne: Three Songs Written For Next Solo LP

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With his latest career retrospective in stores, some fans are wondering when Ozzy Osbourne will actually release another new solo album. After all, it’s been a little bit now since that last one, which was pretty piss poor, by all accounts I’d heard. But Ozzy says he’s ready to return to the studio to record […]

Foo Fighters Cover “War Pigs” On Letterman

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“War Pigs” by Black Sabbath is one of those songs I feel like everyone ends up covering at some point. I have heard far too many fucking versions of this song in my time, especially since no one ever fucking does anything to change the tune up. Last night, the Foo Fighters began their week-long […]

Black Sabbath To Record Final Album

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Another Black Sabbath record is in the making, folks. Another Black Sabbath record without Bill Ward. A final Black Sabbath album will drop in the not-so-distant future, Ozzy Osbourne tells Metal Hammer. The album will be tracked with by producer Rick Rubin early next year. Says Ozzy: “The whole Sabbath experience this time around was […]

Ozzy Osbourne Gets His Own Attraction

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Already, more than 2,000 are following a dumb Facebook page for a ride they know nothing about — an attraction tied to Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath and other things fame. The attraction is called “Ozzy Osbourne’s Hell Gate.” Go like it here if you want. The attraction, the page claims, is “coming October 2015.” […]