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Seems a lot of fans feel pissed off about the whole Black Sabbath without Bill Ward situation, so much in fact that they’re willing to do the only thing that really counts: gathering on a Facebook page!
No, seriously there’s a Facebook page called 1,000,000 Black Sabbath fans say yes to Bill Ward which has been making news lately because it was made to show off the discontent most Black Sabbath feel about this whole “reunion without one member” thing. There’s also an online petition organized at change.org, so you can check that out as well.
Now, I don’t want to be the cynical asshole, and I actually liked the page myself (and I’d recommend everyone else doing it as well, it’s better than just bitching), but I’m not sure how well this will work. Currently, the people who liked the page amount to about a show and a half the band could do on the tour. What’s I’d suggest doing, and don’t take this advice unless you’re really butt hurt about this: Boycott the tour. That’s where the biggest money is, and that’s the only thing that might send the message across. If you bought the ticket, ask for a refund, because you’ve most likely bought it when the shows were branded as the “reunion” tour, which the new one won’t really be.
In short: #OccupySabbath! I AM THE 25%! Let us know if you have any other ideas. Tag your tweets with my highly original protest hashtag.
Genuine question, folks. As you may have probably heard by now, Bill Ward will probably sit out the reunion and the making of the new album, despite initially appearing willing to do so. Posting in length on his website, he cites contractual issues as the main reasons for doing so.
The rest of the band officially commented earlier today on Facebook:
We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans…we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open… We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll… See you at Download!!!
- Tony, Ozzy and Geezer
Now, you can look at this in two ways: first, it sucks. It sucks because a new album and tour that was built on top of the reunion factor and hype and ends up being built by only three members is a lie. It sucks we were being lied to. It sucks because of Sharon, even though I have no idea if she has anything to do with it. It sucks because even Tony is pushing on to continue with this despite his cancer. It sucks because people were waiting for this for so long and it won’t happen because of some contract issues and fees.
On the other hand, could there really be a Black Sabbath reunion without all this drama? I mean, cancer is nothing to joke around with, but God, what a timing. I actually see people writing Sharon’s with dollar signs ($haron), which is something basement dwellers used to do with Microsoft and most of them grew out of the habit. A few people are happy because hey, it’s a drummer, who gives a shit, maybe they find someone younger who can keep the show going.
I have no idea if it’s just the curse of this band, and who knows what will happen in the meantime, but I know one thing — I won’t be buying that ticket. At least not for now. I saw what it looks like, and it literally has all four members on it. You can help me make my mind up in the comments.
Corey Taylor likes to talk a lot. And by ‘a lot’ I mean ‘way too fucking much,’ because my man has an opinion on everything — and most of all, everybody.
After slamming Rick Rubin in the past as being overrated, now he’s saying he’s the best guy to work on the Black Sabbath reunion album. I guess we should praise him for being unbiased, eh?
“This is one of those instances I actually think Rick Rubin is perfect for. He gets out of the way and will let them get down to it. I can only hope they record it in the right way. I can only hope they get to do something righteous and not just something to make a buck. I think with Geezer and Tony pushing it forward, and, obviously, Bill and Ozzy, I think it will be fantastic. I am looking forward to riff fest!“
Read full article here.
So Black Sabbath have Corey’s blessing? Pheew, they must have been nervous as hell waiting for a nu-metal singer’s approval. But now that they do have his blessing, they can finally start working on the album.
Everyone should just not do anything until Corey gives his OK on the given project. It’s just the right way to handle your career.
As for my opinion on Rick’s work. Let’s just say I want him to go Hiroshima on the loudness war and not stop with the ‘mixing’ until the waveforms of the album look like Tetris pieces.
It’s official, the original lineup has reformed, back to do it all — world tour, new album and destroy all that is not Metal. 2012 will no doubt be a fantastic year for
meatheads metalheads like me.
Not long ago I counted down the top 10 Sabbath albums, and now, hot off the news that the original lineup are back, it seems like the perfect time to list the top 10 Black Sabbath songs, only this time I’m going to keep it strictly to songs by the original lineup. It just makes sense.
So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and make the jump!
The People (which people) are reporting that Black Sabbath are most likely going to cash in around £100 million for the reunion (that’s something around $160 million — lulz at American economy).
HOW COULD THEY?!?
I thought they were only reuniting so I could finally see them live and judge their new album. I don’t feel so special anymore.
Honestly speaking, I hope they make ten times more money, get the best scientists and doctors the world has to offer and turn into mean ass cyborgs that will be able to rock for plenty more years to come.
Ok, s0 I’v tAlkd a lot aboit the Sabbathg reuinion today, but why stop nowe righyt? A short clip od the press confrence casn be viewed abovfe.
Apologies, I was writing the above sentence with just one hand… I’m also joining the Official Sabbath page in misspelling words (look at their spelling of “conference”).
Just press play above to watch a short clip from the press conference. For more information you can also check out Blabbermouth.
I originally posted the above video in the comments section of my last post (click), but I couldn’t help but think it was worthy of its own post. Just look at that performance. Even Ozzy has some energy in him. More than me actually, and I’m young enough to be his great, great, great grandson.
If you still think this Black Sabbath reformation is nothing to be excited about, or the band don’t have it left in them to still perform, you are wrong.
11-11-11, it doesn’t matter whether you’re European, whether you’re American, or if you’re from Mars (Where the average American thinks Europe is), that date format should be correct to all around the universe. It is known as the day when the greatest Metal band of all time, its creators, Black Sabbath announced they are to reform.
Now, I am aware of the following things:
1. “The band have reunited with Ozzy in 1997 and continued to 2006 without releasing any new music.”
2. “Even if they did release new material, it will suck”
3. “I saw the band in 2004 and they sucked”.
4. “Ozzy is pretty much dead and probably being controlled by Sharon with a remote control. He even needs a Teleprompter”
But here’s the thing… The band could have easily NOT have reformed before sadly, one by one, members pass away. This could be your last time to see the band, and speaking as someone who hasn’t, I want this opportunity and so should you. It’s a world tour, so where ever you are, go see the band!
Next, Sabbath plan to finally release a new album. I know things fell through last time, but hopefully this time it’ll be different. Look, it’s 2011 and we KEEP being reminded how records supposedly “don’t sell anymore”. It’s being drummed into us on a daily basis. Bands reform and they go on as a nostalgia act touring big festivals and odd shows in order to make a buck (see Faith No More, Rage Against the Machine etc). This is different, the band seem to still have that fire inside of them and that desire to continue making music. Frankly, I don’t care if it’s not their best, but a brand new Sabbath album in 2012 or 2013, or whatever, amongst the Lady Gagas and Keishas of this shitty time in music, is an astonishing thing.
If you’re not excited for this reunion, you know where the X is
I’ve never had my name in a title before, but now seems like the right time.
Before I embark on my epic post, please note that in the last week or two, I have been very isolated from the internet and general metal boards (not porn boards though, I’m always all over those), so I have no idea whether fans have already been discussing this already or not. However…
Today is the day that Black Sabbath have hinted they will make an announcement. If you have viewed their official site or Facebook page, no doubt you will have already seen the image highlighting the date 11-11-11. Today also happens to be the day that the UK’s Download festival will make an announcement (the festival is also celebrating its tenth anniversary).
Can you see where this going?… Today Download will announce that Black Sabbath will be headlining the festival next year (along with Metallica who are already confirmed). This will coincide with Black Sabbath‘s announcement that the original lineup has reformed.
Am I freaking genius or what? Ok, so it’s all pretty damn obvious already, but let me have my moment will you? If I’m wrong, I’ll eat my willy.
Stay tuned for the same post in roughly 5 hours and 20 minutes time, only it’ll be “official”.
A few years ago, Tony Iommi and Next Films sighed some papers together for a horror movie named “Black Sabbath.” Guess who’s writing the score…
“[I will] either [be] redoing some of the Sabbath stuff in more of a different vein, maybe, and [writing] some new stuff. So it’s open. We haven’t actually gotten to the movie part yet where I can say, ‘Oh, I can see this bit on this.’ And that’s another interesting project for me to have a go out. I like a little bit of a challenge. I might be really crap at it, I don’t know.“
Read full article here.
Not the biggest fan of horror movies, but fuck it, I’ll watch this when/if it comes out.
I’m pumped for the reunion, too.