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So Rolling Stone magazine has a new Top 100 out, and it’s about the best guitarists of all time… Now, I do know how hard it must be to put such a top together, you have to take a lot of things into consideration, and no matter what, people will always be disappointed.
But I really think this Top is overall a piece of shit. I’m sorry, nothing against the magazine, but it just makes me laugh.
James Hetfield is ranked 87th. Dimebag is ranked 92nd. You know what Tom Morello is ranked? Fucking 40th.
I mean I got nothing against the guy, but how can the guy who uses every pedal in the goddamn universe rank about 50 places higher than two of the most influential metal guitarists? He’s even four places higher than Mark Knopfler, and that really is an amazing guitarist. Take away all of his pedals, what does Tom have, anyway, when compared to those three?
Kurt Cobain is also ranked higher than Dime and Jaymz.
Now, about the first places, I do agree with them. Jimi Hendrix is, of course, in first place, followed by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Other wonderful guitarists are very high up, which is another plus for the article — Chuck Berry (7th), Eddie Van Halen (8th), Angus Young (24th) and Tony Iommi (25th).
I do have a problem with Keith Richards getting number four. I mean, I love the Stones, and I think they’re wonderful — they also put an amazing show live. But is Keith really above all those other names? I know it’s probably his writing, not his proficiency, that got him there… But the fourth guitarist of all time? I don’t think so. Are they biased cause they share (almost) the same name as his band?
The whole top is a mess, and metalheads got fucked. Rolling Stone usually has great articles, so how could this happen?
Oh, the guy who plays guitar in Blink-182 was one of the voters. Alongside him, Billy Corgan and a shitload of people I never heard of. Well, with such a roster of amazing talents (such as the dude in Blink), no wonder they screwed it up.
Good job on *most* of the first places, but shame on you for neglecting or underestimating some fine metal guitarists. Hope you redeem yourself, Rolling Stone.
You can read the full article here. Keep in mind that it has that awful image scroller thing, so you can only browse it one name at a time. If you want a headache-free list of the Top 100, make the jump.
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.
Tony Iommi answered some fan questions on LiveStream. Have I watched the clip? Not really.
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I take ‘lazy’ to a whole new level, fuckers.
Sabbath’s music was a cornerstone of my existence growing up, so reading Tony Iommi’s autobiography as soon as it came out was a no brainer.
Overall it’s a pretty entertaining read, and I would recommend it to other like minded metalheads, even though in places it has rather scant detail. However, considering the Vast quantity of Charlie consumed by Tony over the years perhaps it’s understandable that his memory is a tad vague.
Obviously we all love the classic lineup, but Tony Martin was in Sabbath for 10 years (the same length of time as Ozzy’s first stint) so it would have been nice to read more about his involvement, unfortunately his tenure in the band coincided with a lot of hassles and even more drug use so I guess from Tony’s perspective what he’s written is all he can recount.
I remember seeing Jasper Carrot singing in a band on a TV clip once, and as the camera panned round I could have sworn I saw Bev Bevan playing drums and Tony on guitar, but the clip ended and I guessed I was imagining it, so it was nice to read in the book that they were indeed in a band (called Belch) and that they did play on TV.
So as the Ayatollah Khomeini said after reviewing The Satanic Verses, “A thundering good read.”
The iconic Black Sabbath guitarist has announced he will be signing copies of his new autobiography, ‘Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath’ (#Iseewhathedidthere), at Fopp London (U.K.) on Monday, October 17.
Entry is free but tickets are required, so check out the HMV Facebook page to find out more. Tony will only be signing copies of the book ($$$), so you’ll have to pick up a copy if you want to meet the greatest Metal guitarist ever, and let’s face it, you do.
Hey, it’s another Sunday, and you know what that means, time for your favorite weekly interview. The one we do with each other.
Except, you’re not getting one.
Apparently, other people at Dose of Metal obviously have this thing called “life” and they’re too busy with their “girlfriends.” You know where that leaves me? Same place I was last week — alone in the room, wishing I had enough money to buy myself a plastic one.
I’m just kidding, blow up dolls are for pussies, real men pleasure themselves. And by that, I don’t mean I can reach my penis with my mouth. I just make the best use of my hands. Speaking of my hands and wonderful results, make the jump to read my solo recap.
Tony Iommi was a guest on VH1′s ‘That Metal Show’ a few days ago. Now the full episode is online, so that’s good, only it has to be one of the dumbest fucking video players to ever be used on the internet.
Make the jump and watch the thing, and let’s see if YOU can make it work, smarty pants. I’ve tried everything, and by everything I mean just hit play twice and then said ‘fuck it.’
So yeah, nothing else to add…
It’s no secret that we’re amazing, and we’re pretty modest about it, too. I mean, the rest of the guys who write for this site aren’t really that awesome, but compared to your boring ass, they’re Gods. I, on the other hand, am absolutely sublime. I truly believe a few decades from now people will be quoting my posts and giving them as examples of literary genius.
So why would I, of all people, interview the other writers for this site? Isn’t it a bit like Mozart interviewing Linkin Park? Yes it is, but unlike Mozart, I am pretty humble. And good looking.
Anyway, make the jump and read my interview with some of metal’s worst writers… Ever.
According to the official Black Sabbath Facebook page (Ozzy knows how to use a computer? bands from the 60′s have Facebook?), the legendary guitarist, Tony Iommi, has commented on the rumors that have spread around the internet today in regards to a Birmingham newspaper claiming the band had reformed (click for more).
Tony has said the following:
“I’m saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Sabbath reunion.
Thanks to the internet it’s now gone round the world as some sort of “official” statement on my part, absolute nonsense. I hope he’s enjoyed his moment of glory, he won’t have another”
Wait… So the band are or aren’t reuniting?