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Tony Iommi: 'There Could Be More Black Sabbath After The End Tour'

The heavy rock supergroup is currently in the middle of a final tour, which will wrap up with a show in the bandmates' native Birmingham, England in February (17), but Iommi, who is...

Ozzy Osbourne Records Song For Solo Album

Ozzy Osbourne has recorded a song called 'Crack Cocaine' for his solo album.The 67-year-old rocker is currently on a farewell tour with his band Black Sabbath and has been working with Billy Idol's guitarists Billy...

Tony Iommi: 'I'm Too Tired To Tour'

The guitar great and his Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler will call it a day after a gig in their native Birmingham, England next year (Feb17), and Iommi is quietly...

Quartz Co-founder Mike Taylor Dead

The singer's former Quartz bandmates announced the sad news in a statement, telling fans that anyone who got to know the rocker was "lucky". They wrote: "It is with heavy hearts, much...

Ozzy Osbourne: 'Tony Iommi Was Right To Kick Me Out Of Black Sabbath'

Ozzy and bandmates Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are currently on the road playing their final Black Sabbath dates as part of The End tour, which concludes in the trio's native Birmingham, England...

Tony Iommi's Cancer Is In Remission

Tony Iommi's cancer is in remission. The Black Sabbath guitarist, who was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer in 2013, is overjoyed that his treatment has been a success and although he knows it could return in...

Tony Iommi: 'I'm In Remission'

The 68-year-old guitarist was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012 and he completed treatment in 2014, but was told it was more than likely the cancer would return. However he defied the odds, finding...

Ozzy Osbourne: 'I'm Not Ready For Retirement'

Sharon Osbourne recently hinted her husband would step away from the spotlight before he hits 70 in three years, but Ozzy is determined to keep going. And he's urging fans not to...

Black Sabbath Bowing Out With Final Hometown Gig

The heavy rockers kicked off the first leg of their The End trek in North America in January (16), before heading Down Under in April (16). They are currently on the road...

Ozzy Osbourne: 'I Do Everything To Stop My Voice From Going'

The 67-year-old rocker has played plenty of shows in his life, both solo and with his band Black Sabbath. While he always manages to get the crowd going with his energetic performances, Ozzy can't stop...

Lita Ford Defends Tony Iommi Abuse Allegations

The female rocker opens up about her tumultuous romance with the Black Sabbath guitarist in her new memoir, Living Like A Runaway, in which she accuses Iommi of attacking her on at least...

The Years Catch Up With Black Sabbath On The End Tour

Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi are currently touring the world on The End trek and they admit the years have taken their toll on the trio. Vegan Geezer tells Rolling...

Tony Iommi Lands Lifetime Achievement Honour

The veteran rocker, who is currently on the road with Black Sabbath for the band's final tour, follows in the footsteps of other guitar greats who have received the Lifetime Achievement Award, including...

Tony Iommi: 'Lemmy Really Did Drink A Bottle Of Whiskey A Day'

The Motorhead frontman passed away on Monday (28Dec15) just two days after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and four days after his 70th birthday. His passing sparked an outpouring of tributes...

Biff Byford & Tony Iommi Add Tributes To Lemmy

Saxon singer Byford has released a statement about his pal's passing, revealing he and Lemmy were friends for 36 years. He writes, "If you were his friend, you were his friend for...

Tony Iommi To Host Hometown Talk

The veteran rocker will host An Audience With Tony Iommi at the Town Hall in his native Birmingham, England next year (16). During the event, Tony will be quizzed about his career...

Ozzy Osbourne Petrified By Wife Sharon's Seizures

TV personality Sharon, 63, was diagnosed with the disease in 2002 and received extensive treatment, followed by a double mastectomy in 2012 upon discovering she carried a gene which increased her risk of...

Tony Iommi Teases Fans Over New Songs

In 2013, the veteran rockers released 13, their first record with the original line-up in 15 years, and they hit the road to promote it. Fans were hoping for a follow-up record...

Black Sabbath Ditch Plans For 13 Follow-up

Earlier this year (15), the group's frontman Ozzy Osbourne revealed he was planning to hit the studio to record new material with Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi for a 2016 album, prior to...

Tony Iommi Receives Gibson Les Paul Award At Q Awards

Black Sabbath's legendary guitarist Tony Iommi will receive the Gibson Les Paul Award at the 2015 Q Awards.The heavy metal pioneer - who's played a Gibson guitar for the duration of his career - is...

Tony Iommi & Steve Vai To Headline Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2016

Drummer Carl Palmer and former Allman Brothers star Warren Haynes will also be on hand to offer advice and encouragement to wannabe rockers at the 20th anniversary event in February (16). The...

Tony Iommi: 'I Only Have One More World Tour In Me'

The guitar great tells Britain's Birmingham Mail he's beginning to feel the affects of old age after fighting lymphoma for much of the band's reunion. He says, "I can't actually do this...

Black Sabbath Announce Plans For Their Last Ever Tour

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have announced details of what they claim will be their “final tour” early next year.Billed in the band’s press release as “the final tour from the greatest metal band of...

Black Sabbath Launch The End Tour Without Bill Ward

The trio has launched artwork, a video and information about what will be the band's last international trek, billed as The End, and Ward's name isn't mentioned. The drummer refused to be...

Tony Iommi Steps Into Glass Box To Raise Awareness About The Loneliness Of Cancer

The rocker stepped into MACmillan Cancer Support's 'Not Alone' Isolation Box in a bid to highlight the plight of lonely cancer patients in the U.K. The box allows passers by to see...

Tony Iommi Planning To Remix Black Sabbath Album For 20th Anniversary Release

The guitarist is planning to remix the album, the group's 18th studio release, as the 20th anniversary of the project looms this year (15). He says, "I really like the album but...

Bill Ward Reunites With Former Black Sabbath Bandmates At Ivor Novello Awards

Ward and frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who was not at the gala, have been sniping at each other in the media and online ever since the drummer turned down the chance to be part...

Black Sabbath Final Lp And Tour Planned For 2016

Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath's final LP and tour will happen in 2016.The 66-year-old rocker has confirmed the legendary heavy metal group will bring their career - spanning over 40 years - to an end...

Tony Iommi Dismisses Health Scare Story

The latest news about the guitar great's health emerged alongside Black Sabbath's decision to scrap an appearance at Ozzfest Japan later this year (15), but Iommi insists he's fine. In a Facebook.com...

Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Gig To Undergo Operation

Ozzy Osbourne has pulled out of a gig to undergo an operation. The 66-year-old star has been forced to cancel the Mexico leg of his annual 'Ozzfest' tour, which had been dubbed 'Ozzfiesta', scheduled for...

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