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 […]

Readers’ Bands: Chris Picha’s A Progressive Pimp

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The subject of this week’s Readers’ Band column is one man. Just to clarify. The dude’s name is Chris Picha, and he’s a progressive metal guitarist who releases instrumental albums — the most recent, a four-song EP called Transcendence. Chris’ music follows at the end of this post, folks. Chris wrote us, asking for some […]

Ozzfiesta Coming To Mexico

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Ozzfest may be dead and buried, but Ozzfiesta is alive, well, and coming to Mexico next spring. Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society will both perform at Ozzfiesta next May as part of an all-inclusive, five-day event. Ozzfiesta runs from May 27 through May 31, 2015, at the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera […]

Ozzy Osbourne To Be Honored At EMAs

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I worked at MTV for a spell, and so I know that the European version of the VMAs is the EMAs, or the Europe Music Awards. To be held November 9, this year will see Ozzy Osbourne honored with the Global Icon Award. The event will go down at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, […]

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 […]

Trailer For Ozzy Osbourne Retrospective Released

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At the end of this post, you are going to find a video showing a bunch of guys who’ve either worked with or still work with Ozzy Osbourne kiss the man’s ass better than I’ve ever seen an ass kissed. The video is actually a trailer for Ozzy’s forthcoming upcoming Memoirs Of A Madman retrospective […]

Ace Frehley Announces Tour

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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley has announced the first leg of a U.S. tour in continued support of his newest LP, Space Invader. In addition, a double gatefold 180 gram LP version of Space Invader will be released on October 28. The LP purchase includes a free MP3 version of […]

Trouble, Testament Members Form Devil’s Highway

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Devil’s Highway is recording. The self-proclaimed supergroup featuring Trouble and Exhorder vocalist Kyle Thomas, Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Obituary, Death), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament), Matt Brunson (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow) and Tony Laureano (Dimmu Borgir, Nile), is currently recording its debut album at Vulture Lounge in Tampa, Florida and DDT Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana. Santolla is […]