Guest Column: Five Albums That Will Change You By Steel Prophet’s Steve Kachisky

Steel Prophet

A long time ago, we asked a bunch of bands to submit columns on the following topic: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life. Today, we bring you an entry provided by Steel Prophet’s Steve Kachisky. Will these albums really change your life? I don’t know. They changed my life as a guitarist. Maybe some […]

Tony Iommi Hints Sabbath May Tour More

Tony Iommi

In a video posted on line ahead of Black Sabbath’s “final” show in Hyde Park in London, England on Friday, guitarist Tony Iommi — who has been plagued by health problems — hinted the band could play more gigs. Iommi ended the video by saying “We’ll see you on the next tour.” That seems pretty […]

Ticketing Error Leads To $4 Sabbath Tickets

Black Sabbath

A report claims that a ticketing error has allowed thousands of Black Sabbath fans the chance to purchase tickets for the band’s appearance at Hyde Park in London next week for just £2.50 each. That’s about $4.25. A secret link leaked by a promotional company meant for employees of the event organizers allowed people to […]

Ice-T Says Body Count Has Sabbath Vibe

Body Count

As in Black Sabbath. That’s right. Body Count’s Ice-T tells Decibel that the band’s always going to have a Black “Sabbath vibe.” I think he needs to have his hearing examined, maybe. It does get worse with age, or so I’m told. Sayeth the Iceman: “My influences tend to be from the old school,” says […]

Tony Iommi Lands University Teaching Gig

Tony Iommi

The man who wrote every riff in metal, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, has agreed to share his songwriting secrets with music students at Coventry University. 

The University, which awarded Tony with an Honorary Doctorate Of Arts in November for his outstanding contribution to global music, has now appointed him to the role of Visiting Professor […]

Another New Mastodon Song Streaming Online

Once More Around The Sun

Mastodon have unveiled yet another new song from their upcoming sixth LP. The tune, which follows at the end of this post, is called “Chimes At Midnight” and comes from the album Once More ‘Round The Sun. It drops June 24. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, known for his work with Rush, Deftones […]

Video: Mastodon Preview New Tune

Once More Around The Sun

Something tells me I will like the new Mastodon album. I was not the biggest fan of the last two, but thus far, I am liking what I am hearing from the band’s forthcoming disc, which will be out in a month. I even like what I am hearing from the below preview for their […]

Ozzy Talks Black Sabbath’s Future

Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath could be over, if Tony Iommi’s got anything to say about it. And if that’s the case, Ozzy Osbourne’s cool with it. He tells the swine at Guitar World: “I never say never. I never thought after 35 years I’d [be back with Black Sabbath], have a No. 1 record and a sold-out […]

Black Sabbath’s Upcoming Hyde Park Gig Could Be Band’s Last Show

Black Sabbath

Oh no! If you didn’t catch them last year or this spring, I feel bad for you, son. Black Sabbath is playing one more show and then they done. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi tells Metal Hammer magazine the band’s headlining appearance at the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park may be […]

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler: Friend To All Felines


For some reason, Black Sabbath’s bassist cares about what’s happening to homeless cats in Yonkers, which is kind of cool. Reports claim Geezer Butler has donated $1,000 toward the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect wanted in the recent killings of 25 cats in the New York City borough. […]