Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

10
Feb

#OccupySabbath

#occupysabbath

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.


3
Feb

Is any Black Sabbath better than no Black Sabbath?

Black Sabbath

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.


17
Dec

News flash: Corey Taylor still has an opinion on everything

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.


18
Nov

Friday Top 10: Black Sabbath songs (original lineup)

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!


15
Nov

OMG Black Sabbath are selling out!11!1!

Sabbath Reunion

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.

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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.


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