Black Sabbath to Host Live Town Hall Event on YouTube and Google+ Tonight

After plenty of behind-the-scenes teaser videos, song premieres and album-streaming events, Black Sabbath's long-awaited new album, 13, was finally released today, June 11, via Vertigo/Republic.

To celebrate the occasion, all three remaining original members of the band — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler — will participate in a live Town Hall event at 7 EST tonight.

Osbourne and Butler, who can be seen in the brief video below, will be present at the live event at Angel Orensanz Foundation For Contemporary Art in New York City. Iommi will be beamed in from Birmingham, England. 13 drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine) and Osbourne's son Jack, who directed the aforementioned teaser videos, will join live via Google+ Hangout from Los Angeles.

The event will be hosted by comedian Jim Norton, one of the many highlights at Guitar World's roasts of Zakk Wylde and Dee Snider.

Viewers around the world will join in at The event will also air live on Ozzy Osbourne's SiriusXM channel Ozzy's Boneyard, via satellite on channel 38 and through the SiriusXM Internet radio app on smartphones and other connected devices, plus online at

For more about the event, visit Black Sabbath's official website.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.