Black Sabbath have confirmed a 20-city North American trek that kicks off July 25 in Houston, Texas. The tour also will include stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco and other major markets, along with the previously announced stops in Holmdel, New Jersey; Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, Ontario.
This Friday, Chris Beardshaw of BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time will tell listeners about his recent horticultural experiment. His findings? Blasting Black Sabbath in a greenhouse works wonders for plants. Playing easy-listening music kills them.
In a new interview with the Birmingham Mail in England, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi provided an update on his cancer treatment. The guitarist has been receiving treatment at the Parkway Hospital in Solihull. He will have to return home from tour on a regular basis in order to receive treatment.
Ozzy Osbourne posted a message to his Facebook page late last night, apologizing for his "insane behavior" while drinking and taking drugs over the past year and a half. He also denied rumors that he's splitting from his wife, Sharon.
Black Sabbath, who have been releasing regular announcements regarding singles, album track listings, studio videos and tours, have now announced four summer shows in North America. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour will go on sale this Saturday, April 20, at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Only three days after officially releasing the track listing from their new album, 13, Black Sabbath have announced the first single from the album — the eight-minute “God is Dead?” — and posted the latest in a series of behind-the-scenes, "in the studio" videos.