Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, who has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, has issued a statement regarding the band's plans via his official website, Iommi.com: "I just want to say how overwhelmed I am with all your messages of support, thank you so much. Well, it's not what I wanted for Christmas, that's for sure, but now I can't wait for the test results to come in and get going with the treatment.
With the fate of Sonic Youth up in the air, guitarist Lee Ranaldo is set to release a new solo album, Between the Times & the Tides, on March 20. Ranaldo is currently streaming a track off the album, "Off the Wall," which you can hear in the YouTube clip below.
Paul McCartney has announced his interest in starting a sightseeing business in The Beatles' hometown of Liverpool, England. McCartney said he “wants to give something back to the locals” of Liverpool in the form of a special sightseeing production.
The February 2012 issue of Guitar World magazine is available now. Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason tell the story behind the making of Meddle and Wish You Were Here, the two prog-rock classics that book-ended their 1973 masterpiece, The Dark Side of the Moon.