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The Tony Iommi Tapes, 2007: on Black Sabbath finding new life with Ronnie James Dio

By Steve Newton

For the last couple of months I’ve been having some fun posting audio excerpts from my first interview with legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, which took place in 1984, during the group’s misguided… 127 more words

Heavy Metal

And The Heavens Shall Rock -- A Review of The Lords of Rock

Written by Matt Prendergast

When our good friend Mr. Bogen sent me an urgent missive that perhaps he could use a wee bit of an assist with his current load of spectacular game previewing and reviewing, I took a roll of the dice and said ‘sure, buddy’.  2,330 more words


Hand Of God Has Struck The Hour: A Guide To Black Sabbath, Part 1 (1970-1978)

The 1960s are a decade that has been largely romanticized by the generations that came after it.  The Boomers that lived through it carry tales about free love and smoking marijuana like we’re supposed to sit and swoon over their vinyl copies of  6,946 more words


45 Years Ago - Master Of Reality

This year marks the 45th anniversary since Black Sabbath released their third studio album – Master Of Reality – released July 21st 1971!  126 more words

Musical History

The Daily Cut: Black Sabbath "Children of the Grave"

Black Sabbath: “Children of the Grave”

ALBUM: Master of Reality

YEAR: 1971

WRITERS: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward

A single from Sabbath’s third album that didn’t chart, but found a home on rock radio. 161 more words


# CDXVI...Black Sabbath Icon for Uncovered Date...

Since I haven’t been here since last Friday (July 8) and I haven’t covered this date on the blog, I figured that I would just do what I have been doing since I finished the “project” (which will be released only on Amazon Kindle on August 8)…I hereby leave you with the following excerpt… 351 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Classic Rock Almanac July 17, 2016


2011-20 minutes into Cheap Trick‘s set at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Canada, a violent storm causes the stage to collapse. The band gets off the stage safely and no one is trapped underneath. 333 more words