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Iommi is hard at work

Tony Iommi is working on new material with longtime friend and band member Geezer Butler

Been a quiet week on the writing front as we are making some changes to the control room at my home studio. The idea is to tidy the whole thing up and get a bit more space as I like to play in there when I’m recording. Should be back at the writing next week.” said Tony to Metal Hammer magazine.

Full article here.

However, it’s apparently for ‘the new phase of his career’ so I don’t know what that means. Is he becoming an actor?


Newsted got a job

At least a job that doesn’t involve flipping burgers…

I kid, I kid, I love Jason… Well, loved him more when he was relevant, but… Ok, enough hasbeen jokes. He’s made an appearance ‘all-star’ band (we told you about earlier) whose name pretty much sums up how we feel about it.

“Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and Mikko “Linde” Lindström, guitarist for the Finnish “love metal” band HIM, have recorded guest appearances on the track “Out Of My Mind” from the all-star charity project Whocares — featuring Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan alongside keyboardist Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake ) and drummer Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden).”

IDONTREALLYCARE, but to be honest, it doesn’t sound as bad as other ‘all-star bands’ like let’s say Velvet Revolver. Will probably have to check out their song(s) anyway when I’ll post about them in the future, so color me mildly interested.  If you’re a skinny Asian chick with huge tits, color me green and do me like I’m Godzilla.

Source: Blabbermouth


Tony Iommi is writing again

Tony Iommi

…so the new Black Sabbath album could potentially see the release around the time of their 50th anniversary. But don’t get your hopes up too quickly, because currently only Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are involved.

Dose of Metal will keep an illegal gambling operation regarding this issue, make a guess, take a bet and if you win, you get a very special prize. Find out what it is after the jump.


Black & Purple Maiden

Tony Iommi (Guitars, Black Sabbath), Ian Gillan (Vocals, Deep Purple), Nicko McBrain (Drums, Iron Maiden) and Jon Lord (Keyboard, Deep Purple) are going to record a charity song to raise money to rebuild the Armenian Music School.

Iommi and Gillan were already involved in a charity re-recording of Deep Purple’s biggest hit ‘Smoke on the Water’ to raise money for something something* in Armenia in 1989.

* If you really want to know what they raised money for, read the Blabbermouth article.

My thoughts: Deep Purple are still doing music? And Nicko McBrain still has a weird shaped nose.


Blast From The Past: Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)

Black Sabbath‘s first album Black Sabbath, including the first song Black Sabbath. Innovative. It may not sound innovative but it was.

A lot has been written about Black Sabbath’s debut album, one of the first metal albums, but it hasn’t been given a lot of crap. That’s what we’re here for. Read on after the jump.

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