Black Sabbath News Stories

Black Sabbath Not Really Over Despite Farewell Tour?
Black Sabbath played the final show of their farewell tour but Tony Iommi says they have not ruled out working together again.

Judas Priest's Rob Halford Ranks His Favorite Black Sabbath Albums
'The world's metal community knows that I love Black Sabbath for everything the band stands for and has achieved,' Rob Halford

Black Sabbath Play Their Very Last Concert
Black Sabbath performed the final concert of their farewell tour at the Genting Arena in their hometown of Birmingham, UK

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Extends Olive Branch To Bill Ward
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says in a new interview that he hopes to make amends to original drummer Bill Ward

Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Era Star Geoff Nicholls Dead At 68
Former Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls died Saturday at the age of 68 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer

Video From Black Sabbath's Final German Concert Goes Online
Black Sabbath launched the final series of nine farewell shows with their last concert in Germany on January 17

Black Sabbath Members Curate New 31-Track Release
As Black Sabbath approach the final show of their farewell tour on February 4th in their hometown of Birmingham

Black Sabbath And Guns N' Roses Top Hot Tours List
Black Sabbath's farewell The End Tour, and Guns N' Roses' Not In This Lifetime reunion tour landed both heavy rock bands at the top

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Undergoes Surgery To Remove Lump
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says he is fine following recent surgery to remove a noncancerous lump from his throat

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Streams Unusual Collaboration
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is sharing a new song, 'How Good It Is', that he recorded with the Birmingham Cathedral Choir

Black Sabbath May Continue After Farewell Tour 2016 In Review
Tony Iommi said in November that it's 'possible' that Black Sabbath could record another album and make festival appearances

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Blasted Ozzy's Final Concert Suggestion 2016 In Review
Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward made headlines in September when he said that Ozzy Osbourne's comments

Black Sabbath's Disturbing Inspiration Recalled By Geezer 2016 In Review
Geezer Butler has recalled seeing the apparition that inspired Black Sabbath's name and signature song

Black Sabbath Feuds With Bill Ward 2016 In Review
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler reignited a feud back in January over a failed 2013 reunion of the band's original lineup

Rare 1983 Video Of Ian Gillan Fronting Black Sabbath Goes Online
Deep Purple's official YouTube channel have released a live clip of Ian Gillan fronting Black Sabbath in 1983

Black Sabbath Inspired Metallica's New Album
Robert Trujillo has explained how Black Sabbath influenced his work on latest Metallica album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Fells OK But Needs Lump Removed
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is sharing an update on his cancer status while on a break from the band's farewell tour

Black Sabbath Release Video Of Classic TV Performance
Black Sabbath have released a video of their performance of the classic track Paranoid

Black Sabbath Home Of Metal Program Going Global
A fan-focused project exploring the impact of Black Sabbath on arts and culture will go global on the day the band play their final show

Black Sabbath May Continue After Farewell Tour
Tony Iommi says it's 'possible' that Black Sabbath could record another album and make festival appearances

Black Sabbath Stream Classic Song With Alternate Lyrics
Black Sabbath are streaming a rare, live version of 'Iron Man' with alternate lyrics

Black Sabbath's Final U.S. Concert Footage Goes Online
Black Sabbath performed the final US show of their farewell tour at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX

Rival Sons Announce Non-Black Sabbath Tour Headline Dates
Rival Sons have announced a European tour kicking off in January.

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler Not Looking Forward To Retirement
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler says his life will be 'very empty' when the band retires next year.

Pop, Rap Stars Glorify Drug Use Far More Than Metal Legends
An academic study of Black Sabbath lyrics has concluded that rock and metal may not glorify drug use

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Unusual Cancer Remission News
Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi has revealed the 'interesting' way that he discovered his cancer was in remission

Ozzy Osbourne Writing New Songs With Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison
Ozzy Osbourne reveals in a new interview with SiriusXM's Liquid Metal that he is already hard at work on his next solo album

Metal Is Here To Stay Says Black Sabbath Icon
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler believes heavy metal 'is here to stay' and that festivals will continue to be vital to the genre.

Black Sabbath Playing Final U.S. Concerts Next Week
Metal legends Black Sabbath will be playing the final three U.S. shows of their five decade career next week

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Origins Of Prince Of Darkness Nickname
Ozzy Osbourne says that the track Black Sabbath is 'the scariest song ever written.'

Zakk Wylde's Zakk Sabbath To Stream Halloween Show For free
Zakk Sabbath have announced that they will be offering a free online video stream of their concert on Halloween

Black Sabbath Releasing 4-Disc 'Paranoid' Super Deluxe Edition
Black Sabbath will release a Super Deluxe Edition of their 1970 album classic, 'Paranoid', on November 11

Black Sabbath The Ultimate Collection In Crucifix-Shaped Package
A new Black Sabbath collection will be available in a crucifix-shaped vinyl package in November.

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Blasts Ozzy's Final Concert Suggestion
Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says that Ozzy Osbourne's recent comments that he may still join the band

Ozzy Still Hopes Ward Will Be Part Of Final Black Sabbath Show
Ozzy Osbourne hasn't completely given up on the chance of Bill Ward returning for Black Sabbath's final show

Black Sabbath Didn't Approve Of The Inverted Cross Album Artwork
Black Sabbath didn't approve of the inverted cross used in the artwork for their debut album

Ozzy Osbourne Wants To Do New Solo Album And Tour
Ozzy Osbourne wants to do a new solo album and tour once he has taken a break at the end of Black Sabbath's final tour

Police Arrest Black Sabbath Ticket Forger
Police in Howard County, Maryland, are seeking victims of a Black Sabbath ticket fraud after arresting a forger

Black Sabbath Kick Off Their Final North American Tour
Black Sabbath launched the final North American leg of their farewell tour at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Early Black Sabbath Memorabilia To Be Auctioned
A collection of Black Sabbath-related memorabilia is to go on sale at a Sheffield auction

Black Sabbath Icon Tony Iommi's Cancer In Remission
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed that his cancer is in remission

Ozzy Osbourne Sued For $2 Million Over 'Crazy Train'
Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist and songwriter Bob Daisley has filed a lawsuit against the singer

Black Sabbath's Paranoid On WWE 2K17 Soundtrack
Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid', is among the songs featured on the soundtrack to the forthcoming video game WWE 2K17

Bill Ward Addresses Black Sabbath Reunion Rumors
Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has dashed fans hope that he would be reuniting with the metal legends

Ozzy Osbourne Reacts To Being Considered A Hero
Ozzy Osbourne says it's 'kind of nice' to be thought of as a hero by many people

Wilk Wishes Bill Ward Would Have Been On Black Sabbath Album
Brad Wilk says it was a dream come true to appear on Black Sabbath's final album - but he still wishes Bill Ward had done it instead

How Ozzy Osbourne Got New Ghostbusters Film Gig
Ozzy Osbourne explains how he landed a cameo role in the new 'Ghostbusters' film.

Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne 'Back On Track Again'
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife (and manager) Sharon both say that they are back together

Ronnie James Dio's Solo Career Was Unplanned
Ronnie James Dio's solo career came about after a series of unplanned events, Dio drummer Vinny Appice

Ozzy Osbourne Feared 'Lunatic In The Crowd' At Alamo
Ozzy Osbourne's fear of being attacked by a crowd reached a peak when he made a public apology at The Alamo

Ozzy Osbourne's New TV Series Preview Released
Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack are featured in a new trailer for their new TV show

Ozzy Osbourne Appears In New Ghostbusters Movie
Ozzy Osbourne has made his return to the silver screen with a cameo appearance in the new Ghostbusters film

Hellfest Organizer Addresses Upset Fans
Hellfest boss Ben Barbaud has vowed to improve for next year after taking on board criticism from fans

Ozzy Would Like To Extend Black Sabbath Farewell Tour
Ozzy Osbourne would like to see Black Sabbath's farewell tour extended beyond its end next year

Black Sabbath, Clutch Supergroup Dunsmuir Announce Album
Dunsmuir will launch their self-titled debut album on July 22.

Black Sabbath Announce Their Very Last Concert
Black Sabbath will perform a pair of final farewell shows in their hometown of Birmingham in early 2017.

Ozzy Osbourne Releases TV Trailer For 'Ozzy & Jack's World Detour'
Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack are featured in a trailer for their TV show

Black Sabbath Announce Final U.S. Farewell Tour Shows
Black Sabbath have announced the final U.S. concerts of their farewell tour.

Black Sabbath's Final Tour Plans Revealed?
As Black Sabbath prepare to headline the Download Festival at Donington Park this Saturday

Ozzy Osbourne Speaks Out About Tabloid Reports
Legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne took to his Facebook page to shoot down tabloid reports

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Returns With New Band Day Of Errors
Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has formed a band named Day Of Errors

Iommi Recalls Black Sabbath Almost Killing Bill Ward
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says one of the thing he misses about original drummer Bill Ward

Ozzy Osbourne Helps Unveil Tram Named In His Honor
Ozzy Osbourne returned to his native Birmingham, England on Thursday to launch a new tram named after him.

Black Sabbath Legend Makes Surprising Admission
Black Sabbath bass player Geezer Butler reveals in a new interview he used to self-harm when he was younger

Ozzy Osbourne's New TV Series Announced
Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack will star in a new show produced by the History channel

Ozzy Osbourne's Retirement 'Coming Up' Says Sharon
Ozzy Osbourne will retire a short time after Black Sabbath play their final show, says wife and manager Sharon

Corey Taylor And Geezer Butler Lead Adopt The Arts Benefit Lineup
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler will be performing at a benefit concert

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler Wants To Write Autobiography
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler says he wants to write an autobiography before he dies.

Clutch, Black Sabbath Supergroup Dunsmuir Stream New Songs
Dunsmuir, the supergroup featuring Clutch frontman Neil Fallon and former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice, have released their first two-track single

Black Sabbath Star Fears For Future Of Mastodon And Royal Blood
Geezer Butler says he's a fan of Mastodon and Royal Blood - but the Sabbath bass player says the music industry is so different

Video Of Tony Iommi Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp Jam Goes Online
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi jammed with aspiring rockers last month at the Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp

Five Finger Death Punch Sad Over The End Of Black Sabbath
Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer says he is 'bummed' over Black Sabbath's impending retirement

Black Sabbath Recording Download Set For Final Live Album?
Black Sabbath are reportedly planning on recording their headline set at this summer's Download Festival for a final live album

Danzig Release Video For Cover Of Black Sabbath's N.I.B.
Danzig have released a promo for their take on Black Sabbath's classic track N.I.B.

Black Sabbath Star Reveals Possible Final Show, Live Album Plans
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says it would be nice for the band to wrap up its current farewell tour with one final show in their hometown

Ozzy Was Confused By Sharon's Naked Selfie
Earlier this week, Sharon Osbourne shared a naked selfie, in a show of solidarity with Kim Kardashian. What did her husband Ozzy think?

Iommi Wants To Record New Songs With Former Black Sabbath Singer
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed his desire to record with former frontman Tony Martin

Zakk Wylde Plays Black Sabbath Classic On Hello Kitty Mini-Guitar
A video of Zakk Wylde playing N.I.B by Black Sabbath on a Hello Kitty mini-guitar has been released

Black Sabbath's Disturbing Inspiration Recalled By Geezer
Geezer Butler has recalled seeing the apparition that inspired Black Sabbath's name and signature song - and he says it's one of the last disturbing visions he ever saw

Black Sabbath Announce Rescheduled Farewell Tour Dates
Black Sabbath have announced the rescheduled dates for three Canadian dates on the legendary band's farewell tour that were recently postponed due to illness

Black Sabbath Postponed Another Farewell Tour Date
Black Sabbath postponed Wednesday, February 3rd's farewell tour concert in Vancouver, BC as Ozzy Osbourne continues to be sidelined by sinusitis

Black Sabbath Postpone Farewell Tour Dates Due To Ozzy Illness
Black Sabbath have postponed a pair of Canadian dates on their recently-launched farewell tour as frontman Ozzy Osbourne has taken ill

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler Apologizes To Bill Ward
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has apologized in public to Bill Ward

Black Sabbath And Bill Ward Dispute Over Final Show Claims
The feud between Black Sabbath members over failed attempts to fully reunite ahead of their farewell tour continues.

Black Sabbath May Still Make Another Album Following Farewell Tour
For the next year, at least, Black Sabbath will traveling around the world on what's being billed as their final tour

Black Sabbath's Farewell Tour Will Run Into 2017
Black Sabbath's The End tour will extend into 2017, Rival Sons drummer Michael Miley has revealed.

Toni Iommi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Tony Iommi has been given The National Guitar Museum's Lifetime Achievement Award. The Black Sabbath man becomes the sixth person to be honoured by the museum, following David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, B.B. King, Vic Flick and Buddy Guy.It recognizes recipients for 'a lifetime of contributing to the legacy of the guitar and having a singular importance to the development and historical appreciation of the instrument.'Iommi says: 'I'm very honoured by this award from the National Guitar Museum. The guitar has been an important part of my life for most of my life, and I'm happy to have contributed to its legacy. Not only that, but I have just the place for this award in my new studio.' Read more

Ozzy In The Studio For Black Sabbath's Paranoid Anniversary
The latest episode of syndicated radio show In The Studio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 45th anniversary of Black Sabbath's Paranoid

Black Sabbath Feud Reignites Over Failed Reunion Comments
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has reignited a feud over a failed 2013 reunion of the band's original lineup

Black Sabbath 'The Doom In Us All' Tribute Album Preview Released
A trailer clip for Black Sabbath tribute album The Doom In Us All has been released

Black Sabbath To Pull Out Some Rarities On Farewell Tour
Black Sabbath have released another behind-the-scenes video from the rehearsals for their upcoming The End farewell tour

Ozzy Osbourne Explains Why He Won't Retire
On the surface, retiring sounds great: if you've got the finances to not have to work anymore, why stay in the rat race when you can transfer to a life of rest and relaxation

Black Sabbath Releasing New Songs For Farewell Tour
Black Sabbath will issue four unreleased songs from the sessions for their 2013 album, '13',

Black Sabbath Reveal Drummer For Farewell Tour
Black Sabbath have revealed who will be behind the drum kit for the band's upcoming farewell tour

Ozzy Shocked By David Bowie's Death
Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne is among the latest to speak about David Bowie's impact

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Says Ozzy's Devastated By Lemmy's Death
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi thinks Lemmy didn't want people to know about the pain he was in before he died

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi In Christmas Way Charity Single Video
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is featured in the video for a charity single by footballers Stiliyan Petrov and James Milner

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi To Look Back At His Career At Special Event
Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi is to deliver a talk on his career to an audience in his hometown of Birmingham.

Ozzy Explains Why Black Sabbath Are Not Doing Final Album
Black Sabbath will launch their 2016 farewell tour on January 20 in Omaha, NE. Billed as 'The End', the trek marks the group's final series of live shows after a five-decade career and frontman Ozzy Osbourne explains in a new interview why the band decided not to record a final album

Charles Bradley Releases Video For Black Sabbath Cover
Charles Bradley, known as The Screaming Eagle Of Soul, has released a video for his cover version of Black Sabbath's Changes


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