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Black Sabbath members reunite with estranged drummer Bill Ward at Grammy Salute

13 May 2019

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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler reunited with estranged band member Bill Ward at the Grammy Salute To Music Legends ceremony. The 'Paranoid' group were honoured by The Recording Academy with a Lifetime Achievement Award and the…

Ozzy Osbourne postpones No More Tours 2 European dates

30 Jan 2019

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Ozzy Osbourne has had to cancel his 2019 UK and European tour on doctor's orders after being struck down with a bad case of flu. The 70-year-old heavy metal legend has had to pull out of 15 dates on his 'No More Tours 2' – due to kick off on…

Ozzy Osbourne isn't quitting touring

27 Dec 2018

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Ozzy Osbourne will "still tour", despite being in the middle of his "farewell tour" named 'No More Tours 2'. The 70-year-old rocker has backtracked on his decision to put an end to his touring days, as he says the despite playing what should be his…

Ozzy Osbourne shuns working with Tony Iommi

25 Nov 2018

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Ozzy Osbourne doesn't like working with Tony Iommi. The 'Paranoid' rock star headed out with his former band Black Sabbath for their final tour across 2016 and 2017, and whilst he previously spoke about not enjoying the shows, he has now specifically…

Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath wasn't 'fun'

31 Oct 2018

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Ozzy Osbourne wasn't "allowed" to have fun in Black Sabbath. The 'Paranoid' rock star has hit out at his band, and insisted guitarist Tony Iommi's control meant he didn't get the same joy out of performing that he does with his solo act. He…

Tony Iommi: 'It's unbelievable when you look back, from being told you're never going to play again to inventing a new sort of music'

21 Sep 2018

Legendary guitarist discusses life with Black Sabbath and his trip to Scotland for a spoken word tour in conversation with Phil Alexander

Without Black Sabbath there wouldn't be heavy metal. They released two classic albums in 1970 that defined an entire genre. Their eponymous debut opens with the tolling bells of 'Black Sabbath' alongside 'The Wizard', 'NIB' and 'Evil Woman', while…

Ozzy Osbourne didn't have 'great time' on Black Sabbath tour

13 Sep 2018

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Ozzy Osbourne "didn't have a great time" on the final Black Sabbath tour. The 69-year-old rocker took to the stage with the 'Paranoid' hitmakers for the final time last year, and has now said he didn't enjoy himself of the legendary group's last…

Ozzy Osbourne proves he doesn't need to retire after stellar Download set

11 Jun 2018

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Ozzy Osbourne proved he doesn't need to retire after headlining Download Festival for the first time solo. The Prince of Darkness may be on his final world tour, entitled '#NoMoreTours2', but despite nearing 70, Ozzy's vocals were on the best form…

Geezer Butler dashes hopes of Black Sabbath gigs

9 Jan 2018

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Geezer Butler has dashed hopes of Black Sabbath playing one-off shows in the future. The legendary metal band's bassist and lyricist says the chances of him playing anymore gigs with his bandmates, frontman Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi, are…

Download Festival to be headlined by Ozzy Osbourne in 2018, tickets on sale now

6 Nov 2017

Donington Park event will be topped by the Prince of Darkness and legendary frontman of Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne has been revealed as the first headliner for 2018's Download Festival. Tickets for the event, held at Donington Park from Fri 8-Sun 10 Jun are on sale now. The legend (an overused word, but in this case entirely appropriate) of metal…

Black Sabbath keen for their own musical

15 Jun 2017

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Tony Iommi is keen for Black Sabbath to have their own musical. The 69-year-old guitar god has revealed despite previously shunning the idea of putting their music into a stage show he now has the backing of his bandmates Ozzy Osbourne, 68, and…

Black Sabbath crowned Golden Gods

13 Jun 2017

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Black Sabbath were crowned Golden Gods at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards on Monday evening (12.06.17). The 'Paranoid' hitmakers were honoured at the heavy metal magazine's annual award show - which took place at IndigO2 at The O2, London - in…

Black Sabbath crowned Metal Hammer's 2017 Golden Gods

6 Jun 2017

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Black Sabbath have been crowned Metal Hammer's 2017 Golden Gods. The legendary rock band's guitarist Tony Iommi will pick up the coveted Golden God Award at the ceremony, held in association with Orange Amplification, at London's IndigoO2 at The O2…

Black Sabbath planning documentary and live LP

10 Apr 2017

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Black Sabbath are to release a documentary and potential live album from their 'The End Tour'. The 'Paranoid' hitmakers wrapped their final run on the road with their last-ever hometown show in Birmingham on May 2, with a two-hour concert at the NEC…

Black Sabbath confirmed The End of the group

8 Mar 2017

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Black Sabbath have confirmed "the end" of the group. The iconic heavy metal group might have wrapped up their final tour last month, with a two-hour concert at the NEC Arena in their hometown Birmingham, West Midlands, but they officially brought…

Tony Iommi on possibility of new Black Sabbath album

7 Feb 2017

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Tony Iommi says Black Sabbath haven't ruled out the possibility of recording new music despite finishing their final tour. The 'Paranoid' hitmakers have not long wrapped their 'The End' tour with their last-ever hometown show in Birmingham, which saw…

Black Sabbath play their final concert in Birmingham

6 Feb 2017

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Black Sabbath played their last-ever gig in Birmingham on Sunday night (05.02.17). The iconic heavy metal group - who were formed in the city - brought down the curtain on their legendary career with a two-hour concert at the NEC Arena, where they…

Tony Iommi believes his illness caused Bill Ward to leave Black Sabbath

29 Jan 2017

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Tony Iommi thinks his cancer treatment unintentionally forced Bill Ward to leave Black Sabbath. The 68-year-old guitarist thought he was going to die when he was diagnosed with the life-threatening illness and wanted to quickly finish recording the…

Ozzy Osbourne to continue solo career

21 Jan 2017

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Ozzy Osbourne has vowed to go solo once Black Sabbath complete 'The End Tour'. The heavy metal group are coming to the end of their last ever concerts together but the legendary singer - who has enjoyed a successful solo career alongside his role in…

Black Sabbath rock Download Festival for final time

13 Jun 2016

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Black Sabbath gave their final ever performance at the Download Festival on Saturday (11.06.16). The heavy metal group - who are currently on their 'The End Tour' - performed to thousands of adoring fans at the rock festival held at Donington Park in…

Black Sabbath announce UK tour dates, their last ever tour dates

10 Jun 2016

Heavy metal icons to play their final show in Birmingham in 2017

Black Sabbath, who are currently on their farewell tour (aptly named The End), have revealed the tour's final dates. The band’s last gig is set for Birmingham, where they originally formed in 1968. Imagine how much eyeliner Ozzy has gone through in that…

Black Sabbath and Slipknot launch Ozzfest Meets Knotsfest

13 May 2016

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Ozzy Osbourne and Corey Taylor have announced a new mega festival called Ozzfest Meets Knotsfest. The Black Sabbath and Slipknot frontmen announced that their music events will be joining forces this year for one "mind-blowing double-header…

Ozzy Osbourne returning to stage after 'nightmare illness'

5 Feb 2016

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Ozzy Osbourne will make his return to the stage after a "nightmare illness" forced him to pull out of a host of gigs. The 'Paranoid' singer and his band Black Sabbath had to cancel three shows, including a gig in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday…

Black Sabbath postpone Vancouver gig

4 Feb 2016

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Black Sabbath have postponed a third show due to Ozzy Osbourne's illness. The 'Paranoid' hitmakers were due to perform in Vancouver on Wednesday night (03.02.16) but they pulled the gig due to the severity of Ozzy's sinusitis. The veteran rockers…

Black Sabbath suspend tour dates

1 Feb 2016

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Black Sabbath postponed tour dates on the weekend because Ozzy Osbourne has an inflamed sinus. The frontman has taken ill with sinusitis which forced the heavy metal rockers to cancel gigs in Edmonton and Calgary on Saturday (30.01.16) and Sunday…