Back in August, we reported on rumors of a Black Sabbath reunion. The news came by way of an apparently off-the-record statement made by guitarist Tony Iommi to a reporter for the Birmingham Mail. While Iommi was quick to issue an apology and made clear he never made the news public, we were quick to point out that no outright denial had been made.
Kirk Withrow, an ear, nose and throat doctor in Birmingham, Alabama, is "obsessed" with making things out of other things, chief among them, guitars from cigar boxes. A patient with a sinus infection introduced Withrow to the instrument during his residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham about 11 years ago and gave him his cigar box guitar.
WPTV/CNN posted a video of a Florida man, Tony Melendez, playing guitar at John Carroll High School in West Palm Beach. What's unusual is that Melendez, who was born without arms and with a club foot, plays guitar with his toes, not letting his handicap get in the way.
I don't know if it's something in the air -- or the fact that it seems like everyone is on tour or releasing an album right now -- but there have been a lot of great musical performances on late-night TV lately
Slayer guitarist Kerry King says that when the group went into the studio to make what would become its thrash masterpiece, Reign in Blood, they were “just a bunch of angry punks making a record we thought was cool.” What they didn’t realize was just how cool it would be (or how afraid it would make people of Slayer). “We were kids, like 22 years old,” says King. “We thought we made up a real good record, and that we’d outdone our last one. That’s all it was about back then.”
The 48 Hour Festival -- powered by Rockstar Energy Drink -- is hitting Las Vegas next weekend, the 15-16 of October. On top of the two-day passes now on sale, the festival is now offering a special single-day, "lightweight" ticket for either day.
These videos have been everywhere the past few days, so we couldn't help but bring them to you as well. A band of children -- ages ranging from eight to ten, and dubbed the Mini Band -- have made quick names for themselves, playing covers of songs like "Enter Sandman" and "Sweet Child O' Mine."
It's hard to exactly why I feel there's some connection between Beavis and Butt-Head and rock and roll -- maybe it's the AC/DC and Metallica t-shirts? Regardless, the new season starts October 27 on MTV, and it's really just nice to be able to talk about MTV without making fun of it.