After over four decades of partnership between Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Britain's Laney Amps, the heavy metal icon's relationship with his amp-maker is stronger than ever.
The Birmingham City Council -- in an unprecedented cool move by local authorities -- are calling for a day to be named after Birmingham's most important musical export: Black Sabbath.
Black Sabbath have issued an update on the writing sessions for their upcoming new album via a posting on their official Facebook page.
It looks like, as promised, Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma diagnosis is not affecting plans for the new Black Sabbath album.
According to Billboard, Black Sabbath were originally scheduled to headline this year's Coachella festival, but were forced to pull out due to Tony Iommi's recently announced health issues.