Bill Ward Fires Back At Ozzy Claims

Before the rift

The drama continues between estranged bandmates Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne, original members of Black Sabbath. Here’s the quick background, since you all probably already know: Ward and Black Sabbath couldn’t come to terms on that reunion years ago, and ever since, Ozzy has been inferring Bill was too porky and out-of-shape to hack it, […]

Ward “Capable Of Playing Complete Fucking” Black Sabbath Set


In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward assures fans he is more than capable of playing a complete set with band, despite Ozzy Osbourne’s claims the kitman can no longer hack it. Quick background: Ward agreed to a Black Sabbath reunion in late 2011, but eventually backed out, claiming the […]

As Predicted, Ozzy Osbourne Balks At Bill Ward

Before the rift

I called this one. Ozzy Osbourne is not about to offer a public apology to Bill Ward. Instead, he’s thrown salt, lemon juice, and gasoline on the wound by issuing a statement that further calls the Black Sabbath drummer’s abilities into question. Part of me thinks Sharon Osbourne wrote this one. “I never wanted to […]

Bill Ward Wants An Apology Out Of Ozzy

Before the rift

Ozzy Osbourne doesn’t seem the apologizing type, but that’s not stopping Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward from seeking one. He says he wants Ozzy to say he’s sorry for talking shit about Bill’s abilities. “I hope you’re well and in good spirits,” Ward writes. “I have not made any public statements regarding my relationship with […]

Black Sabbath’s Japan Show Will Be Their Last

Black Sabbath

I told you fuckers. The other day, Sharon Osbourne said that Black Sabbath’s appearance at Ozzfest Japan this fall will be the band’s “farewell” gig. Some of you questioned whether she meant that would be the band’s last show in Japan or last show ever. I insisted it would be their last show ever. I […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Wicked Inquisition’s Nate Towle

Wicked Inquisition

By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column comes from Nate Towle, the guitarist and vocalist for Wicked Inquisition. Blood […]

Black Sabbath’s “Farewell” Show Happening At Ozzfest Japan

Black Sabbath

Sharon Osbourne is telling the world that Black Sabbath will play its “farewell” show this November as part of Ozzfest Japan. The “farewell” show will take place November 22, the second and final day of Ozzfest Japan at Makuhari Messe, outside Tokyo. Korn will also be on the bill. Sharon, who organized the event, says […]

Voivod, Amebix Members Launch Tau Cross

The cover of the band's debut

A trailer has hit the web from a new band called Tau Cross. The group features Amebix vocalist and bassist Rob “The Baron” Miller and Voivod’s drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. The trailer follows at the end of this post. All I’ll say is, I like this band’s sound. For reals. Tau Cross further features Misery […]

Black Sabbath’s Iommi Issues Appeal To Indonesian President

Tony Iommi

If you don’t respect Tony Iommi, I don’t want to know you. The man wrote every fucking riff in metal, and now, he’s written a letter of appeal to the metal-loving president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. The Black Sabbath guitarist is hoping Widodo will reconsider the planned execution of two Australians, convicted in 2006 for […]

Stone Sour Releasing New EP


I know they’re not metal, and that their music is shit, but it’s been a slow news day, shithawk. Stone Sour will release a new covers EP called Meanwhile In Burbank… in April. The five-song effort includes covers of Kiss, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Metallica and Alice In Chains tunes. The album will be out […]