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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Jailed After Bar Fight

Geezer Butler is a 65-year-old millionaire, and he's taken up vegan activism in recent years. But he's also the bassist and lyricist for motherfucking Black Sabbath, and if you see him down at your local tavern, he is the wrong man to test. TMZ reports that sheriff's deputies in Inyo County, Nevada arrested Butler… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015

Watch Foo Fighters Put On Corpsepaint, Cover Black Sabbath With Zac Brown For Halloween At The Ryman

Just as they followed up the Chicago episode of Sonic Highways with a club show at Cubby Bear, Foo Fighters followed their HBO show's Nashville episode with a Halloween gig at the Ryman. The band put on corpsepaint. Below, watch fan-made video of two songs below: new single "Congregation" and a reprise of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 1, 2014

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” With Zac Brown On Letterman

When the Foo Fighters announced a five-day residency on the Late Show With David Letterman as they're getting ready to drop both an album and a TV show, it seemed likely that they'd debut five of the songs from that album. One night in, though, and that's not what's happening. Instead, they brought a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2014

Black Sabbath Plan One Last Album, Tour

In an interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne announced that Black Sabbath would be recording a new album, and that it would be their last. He also said they want to do one final tour. The band will go into the studio in early 2015 ("sooner rather than later," due to Tony Iommi's cancer… More »

By: James Rettig / September 29, 2014

GONGA (Feat. Beth Gibbons) – “Black Sabbeth” (Black Sabbath Cover)

It's been a while since we heard Beth Gibbons' ghostly voice, but this week she showed up in a unique setting. Instrumental metal band GONGA recorded a cover of Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath," inviting Gibbons to take the place of Ozzy on vocals, and renamed the thing "Black Sabbeth." Gibbons fits the song perfectly, and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 24, 2014

Grammys 2014: Winners List

UPDATE: Check out GIFs and performance videos from the Grammys here and our wrap-up essay here. Here we go! The festivities are underway and the hardware is being handed out, and in this space we'll keep track of your 2014 Grammy award winners as they are announced. Of course, a crushing-majority percentage… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 26, 2014

Quasi – “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath Cover)

For their massive new double album Mole City, Quasi, the long-running indie duo of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, recorded a grand total of 24 songs, including the previously-posted "You Can Stay But You Gotta Go" and "See You On Mars." You'd think that would be enough, but no. The band also made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2013

Black Sabbath Albums From Worst To Best

Few bands can claim to have invented an entire genre of music. The Beatles didn't do it. The Beach Boys and visionary writer and producer Brian Wilson didn't do it. Frank Zappa didn't do it. Black Sabbath, a band once filleted by rock critics like Lester Bangs and targeted by generations of parents for allegedly… More »

By: Justin M. Norton / June 21, 2013

Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?” Video

There's been a lot of good discourse surrounding the "reunited" Black Sabbath's new album, the Rick Rubin-produced 13. Steve Smith and Ben Ratliff offered some fascinating and thoughtful insights into the album on the last New York Times Music Popcast; my pal (and occasional Stereogum contributor) Hank Shteamer wrote a great (positive) review of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 10, 2013

Stream Black Sabbath 13

When I gave a negative review to "The End Of The Beginning," the second single to be released from Black Sabbath's 13, I did so based on a ridiculous edit of the song wedged into a pandering, cringe-inducing CSI segment. I was unaware, though, that I was listening to a truncated version of the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 3, 2013

Black Sabbath – “End Of The Beginning”

I watch a lot of television -- like A LOT of television -- and I've never seen a single episode of CSI. I know this sounds snobbish (and maybe it is in fact snobbish), but I'm saying it to make a point: I'm a fan of Black Sabbath, a passionate consumer of music, an employee… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 16, 2013

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2013

Metal in 2013 will to some extent be defined by two stories that made their debuts in April, one of which was included on our list of the month's best songs, the other which was not but deserves to be discussed here just the same. The latter is Ghost B.C.'s Infestissumam, which was released o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 29, 2013

Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?”

The best metal album of 2012 was Pallbearer's fantastic Sorrow And Extinction, an album heavily indebted to Ozzy-era Black Sabbath. Yes, of course, all metal is heavily indebted to Ozzy-era Black Sabbath -- they're the primogenitors of the whole thing -- but Sorrow was especially so, due to the combination of doomy, downtuned, beautifully… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 18, 2013

Reunited Black Sabbath Announce 13, 1st Studio LP In 35 Years

The original Black Sabbath lineup officially reunited in November 2011 to play some shows and record a new album -- their first since 1978's Never Say Die -- with producer Rick Rubin. Last February, drummer Bill Ward left the reunited Sabbath, after failing to agree on contract terms, presumably slowing down progress in the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 14, 2013

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. Friday's recap below... 12:00 p.m. @ The Playstation Stage: First Aid Kit I eased into Lollapalooza's chaos slowly, with an early set by First Aid Kit -- two sisters, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, from Sweden, ages 18 and 20… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012

Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don't like. And, generally speaking, the pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Yet, we plod on. But for some estranged bandmates, not even the lure of millions in collective earnings and/or reflective hosannas from the pre… More »

By: Kenny Herzog / June 25, 2012

20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them

Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself -- or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs -- it's a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. Whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2012

Black Sabbath Reunite

For a little while, Black Sabbath, certainly the most influential heavy metal band of all time and possibly the best as well, have been teasing a big announcement for 11/11/11. Everyone assumed that they'd be reuniting, and sure enough, that's exactly what's happening. Alongside Metallica, they'll be headlining the Download Festival, which comes to Donningto… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes. I did some research,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

Legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio died yesterday at the age of 67 after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. I found out he was gone when I started receiving a floods texts and phone calls: He was a person with that sort of influence who also deserved that sort of respect. At hisMore »

By: brandon / May 17, 2010
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