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Black Sabbath in 2011

Bill Ward has confirmed in the last half hour that he will not be part of the Black Sabbath reunion this summer. Bill’s lengthy Facebook post is reproduced, unedited, in full below. “Dear Sabbath Fans and Fellow Musicians, I sincerely regret to inform you that after a final effort to …
Photo of Jiri Schellinger

Jiri Schellinger, a Czechoslovak Hard Rock rebel, was disliked by the Communist regime and his untimely death, in Bratislava on 13 April 1981, still invites debate and conspiracy theories. We look at two Schellinger ‘Sabbath’ tracks which were approved by the local ‘Validation Commission’. Words: Miriam Ritchie Schellinger was only …
Cover of Marie Rottrova's single.

‘Lásko, voníš deštěm’ (Eng: ‘Feels Like Rain’), is the 1981 Czechoslovakian smash hit single ‘written’ and performed by one of the greatest Czech singers Marie Rottrová.  Words: Miriam Ritchie Rottrová’s elegant chanson style lends itself beautifully to the song and her version is still a staple of radio and TV …
Photo of Tony Martin, who has joined Kingdom Of Madness

Former Black Sabbath frontman, Tony Martin, will join Kingdom Of Madness, the band that features former Magnum members Mark Stanway, Micky Barker, Richard Bailey and Mo Birch, for their 2020 UK shows. Kingdom Of Madness with Tony Martin will perform classic Magnum from the celebrated 1978-94 era. Tony toured the …

Vandenburg, the Dutch band that put Adrian Vandenburg on the map, are back after a three decade break. Adrian, who was part of the most successful Whitesnake lineup, has recruited the excellent Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) on vocals. Joined by Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake) on bass and Brian Tichy (Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) …

Black Sabbath seem to be more active than ever since they played the final gig of ‘The End’ tour in their home town of Birmingham back in February. Sabbath are about to release ‘The End Of The End’, a documentary movie of the last gig of what was billed as …

It’s the end! Forty-nine years after forming in Aston, Birmingham, the pioneers of Heavy Metal ended it all where it started, at the home of Heavy Metal. Black Sabbath: Genting Arena, Birmingham 4th February 2017 Words: Mark Taylor, Pictures: Andy Rawll Every single Heavy Metal band in the world has …

After a monumental Saturday at Download, another monumental downpour set the scene for Black Sabbath’s final ever Donington headline appearance. The rain eased off around fifteen minutes before the pioneers of Heavy Metal were due to hit the stage and it had done absolutely nothing to dampen spirits here up …

It could never last forever. The pioneers of Heavy Metal who released their eponymous debut album in 1970 which featured the rumble of thunder and that opening doomy riff followed by those demonic vocals that terrified the world and changed the face of heavy rock music as we know it …

What a performance, what a show and what a night. Black Sabbath were simply magnificent tonight as they proved beyond doubt that they more than deserve their place at Metal’s top table, not just as ‘founding fathers’ but as excellent performers who simply cannot be matched on their day. There were …