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RANDY RHOADS – A LEGEND GONE TOO SOON – FROM THE VAULT

This Thursday marks the 33rd anniversary of Randy Rhoads death. Randy, who died in 1982, was on his way to Orlando, Florida for the next stop on the Ozzy Osbourne, Diary of a Madman tour. After driving most of the night, the band stopped to visit friends and ended up going for a joyride on a small engine plane piloted by tour bus driver Andrew Aycock. Rhoads

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY “CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN”

I’ll never forget my introduction to Zakk Wylde.  I was a 21-year-old engrossed in the metal scene.  My band was having a party, like we did nightly, and the TV was on Headbanger’s Ball.  Yes, for you youngsters out there, MTV used to actually play music videos! The video for “No More Tears” came on, and we were blown away!

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BLACK SABBATH: 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!

FUCK YES!!! The almighty Black Sabbath has just announced a run of new headlining shows in North America for 2014 and they will return to New York in March! Happy Birthday to me! This tour is mostly based in Canada, so for those that couldn’t catch their recent headlining tour, here’s your chance! As you read in my review of

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BLACK SABBATH BRINGS HEAVY METAL TO THE CSI SEASON FINALE!

Last night the legendary Black Sabbath brought some heavy metal to the season finale of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation!” The show opens up at a Sabbath gig where the band is performing their new track, “End Of The Beginning,” for those in attendance. The story goes on from there, but I don’t watch or care for this show, so after

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OZZY EXPLAINS INSPIRATION BEHIND “GOD IS DEAD?”

Yesterday the heavy metal world stood still for nine minutes at 3pm(EST), and it was because of two words…Black Sabbath. The legends unleashed the first single off of “13“(Coming On June 11th) and the response was HUGE! Fans all over the globe shared this song with each other, and with all of the insanity going on in the world right

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PARANOID ABOUT THE NEW BLACK SABBATH ALBUM?

With the News that Black Sabbath will be releasing a new album, the reaction from metal heads the world over has been mixed. Some fans greet this news with excitement, wanting to here a new Sabbath album, seeking to cap off a varied album collection. Other fans are not so thrilled. Me? Not so thrilled. The last time I saw

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WHO IS THE KING OF METAL? (PART TWO)

Well, I can honestly say “WOW” when I think about all the responses we got to this.  [IF YOU MISSED PART ONE, GO HERE: http://snblnk.com/253 ] Some were dumb, some were pretty awesome, and some were right that I had spelled Tony Iommi‘s name wrong reducing my credibility to the size of a pea. I’ve fixed it and now you’ll never

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WHO IS THE KING OF METAL? (PART ONE)

A friend brought up a very interesting point to me today after he was reminded about Michael Jackson‘s birthday. We know who the ‘King of Pop’ is (Michael Jackson) and we know the ‘King of Rock’ (Elvis)… so why do we not know who… or better, why don’t we have a ‘King of Metal’? My response initially was that in

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THIS DAY IN METAL – FEBRUARY 19th

    On this day in Metal Black Sabbath guitartist Tony Iommi turns 66.  Sending well wishes to you for your health issues and looking forward to the

WHO IS THE KING OF METAL? (PART TWO)

Well, I can honestly say “WOW” when I think about all the responses we got to this.  [IF YOU MISSED PART ONE, GO HERE: http://snblnk.com/253 ]

WHO IS THE KING OF METAL? (PART ONE)

A friend brought up a very interesting point to me today after he was reminded about Michael Jackson‘s birthday. We know who the ‘King of

BILL WARD RESPONDS TO GEEZER’S STATEMENT

Bill Ward has posted his response to Geezer’s statement regarding the upcoming Black Sabbath tour on his official website. The statement reads below: