Led by virtuoso guitarist Gus G -- who also spends time backing a certain Mr. Ozzy Osbourne -- Firewind are gearing up for their very first headlining tour of North America. The "Frets of Fury" tour will see the band hitting dates in both the U.S. and Canada, backed by a wide array of some of metal's brightest up-and-coming acts: Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage.
Are you sitting down? Because we've got some big news for you: the original lineup of Black Sabbath -- Ozzy Osboure, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward -- have officially reunited and are working on a new album.
On August 24 and 29, the new Ozzy Osbourne documentary, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, will be broadcast to more than 400 movie theaters across the country. The film, which was made by Ozzy's son Jack Osbourne and directors Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli, was shot over the course of three years.
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne rose to prominence in the early Seventies as the lead singer of Black Sabbath. Osbourne cut eight studio albums with Black Sabbath throughout the decade. Tensions between band members peaked during the recording of 1978's Never Say Die! album, and in 1979 Osbourne was kicked out of the band.
In this series of videos, Guitar World's Andy Aledort shows you the finer points of playing two classic songs by Black Sabbath: "War Pigs" and "Fairies Wear Boots." Both tracks can be found on Black Sabbath's sophomore album from 1970, Paranoid.