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.
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.
The album artwork and track listing for 13 — the first new studio album in 35 years from the original Black Sabbath — have now been revealed. In classic Sabbath fashion, the album, which is due out June 11, features eight songs and clocks in at just under 60 minutes.
Tony Iommi, who is knee-deep into recording Black's Sabbath's new album, 13, is already looking beyond that project to something new — a riff-based album with Queen guitarist Brian May. The idea behind the project, as reported by RollingStone.com this morning, is that fans would be able "build their own songs" around Iommi's and May's unused material.
In a recently posted video from last month's 2013 Winter NAMM Show, That Metal Show co-host Eddie Trunk -- who also roasted Dee Snider at Guitar World's Rock & Roll Roast -- interviewed Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler at the Samson/Zoom/Hartke booth.