Black Sabbath Originally Scheduled to Headline Coachella?

According to Billboard, Black Sabbath were originally scheduled to headline this year's Coachella festival but were forced to pull out due to guitarist Tony Iommi's recently announced health issues, citing multiple industry sources.

As Billboard points out, it is unknown which of the three headliners announced earlier today -- the Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dog -- was a last-minute replacement for the newly reunited Sabbath.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.