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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I Didn’t Know We Were the Forefathers of Metal!’

It’s truly happening! Even though Bill Ward was unable to come to terms on a contract, at least three-fourths of the original Black Sabbath lineup are back on the stage and performing together again. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that they’re writing and recording new music for the first time in decades.

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Bill Ward Issues Response to Geezer Butler’s Letter as Black Sabbath Drama Continues

After Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler penned an open letter to fans yesterday (May 19) in response to drummer Bill Ward‘s own letter a few days earlier, Ward responded to Butler’s letter earlier today (May 20). It’s the latest in the ongoing saga surrounding Ward’s departure from the legendary metal band.

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Bill Ward, You Have Disappointed This Black Sabbath Fan

Yesterday official word broke that original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward would not be participating in the upcoming reunion shows.   It all came down to money, which just has Sabbath fans shaking their heads.

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Black Sabbath Greatest Hits CD Dropping in June

Black Sabbath are widely known as the godfathers of heavy metal. From the moment guitarist Tony Iommi began to play the diminished fifth in the legendary cut ‘Black Sabbath,’ rock music broke off into a new direction that has continued to evolve ever since. To celebrate metal titans Black Sabbath, a new compilation album, ‘Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath’ will be released in June.

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Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Confirms Red Hot Chili Peppers + Black Sabbath as Headliners

A couple of days ago, we told you rumor had it that the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup would feature Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath — and now we can confirm that the rumors were right on the money. This year’s list of acts has been unveiled, and it’s a doozy.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Offers Update on His Current Health

Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist and hero to many, Tony Iommi, has just released an update on his current condition. As many of you already know, Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma shortly after the announcement that the original Black Sabbath members were to write a new album and embark on a world tour.

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Black Sabbath To Perform Somewhere In The U.S. In August

Oh where, oh where is Black Sabbath going to play? Late this summer, the bad-luck-plagued band will be playing just one show in the U.S. Let's hope it's somewhere in the vicinity of the Capital District!

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Black Sabbath European Shows Rebooked as ‘Ozzy + Friends’ Featuring Zakk Wylde and Slash

With Tony Iommi battling lymphoma and Bill Ward in a contract dispute with the band, Black Sabbath will now only play one gig on their previously scheduled European tour.

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Ailing Tony Iommi Still Writing New Black Sabbath Songs, Says Geezer Butler

Normally, a cancer diagnosis can sideline a person from work, play or otherwise. In the case of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, the riff master is as productive as ever in the wake of the devastating news that he is battling lymphoma.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Former Bassist Bob Daisley Gives His Side of Reissues Story

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s pivotal metal releases, ‘Blizzard of Ozz,’ and, ‘Diary of a Madman,’ camp Osbourne recently unleashed re-mastered issues of both albums, including a box set toting previously unreleased live tapings, a coffee table book and other metal-happy goodies.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi ‘Overwhelmed’ by Support After Lymphoma Diagnosis

The metal community was rocked earlier this week by the revelation that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was suffering from lymphoma. His diagnosis came right in the middle of Black Sabbath’s comeback trail, which includes a new album and touring. A flood of support from fans and fellow musicians followed the announcement of his illness. Now, the legendary axeman has issued his first personal statement on the matter.

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Report: Black Sabbath Nixed Coachella Gig After Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis

Music fans going to this year’s Coachella Festival were blessed yesterday with the news of Refused and At the Drive-In reuniting and claiming a spot in the lineup, but today we’ve all been given a punch to the gut. According to Billboard, Black Sabbath were scheduled as one of the headliners for 2012′s Coachella, but have pulled out due to Tony Iommi‘s recent lymphoma diagnosis.

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