Black Sabbath Among the Music Luminaries to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys in 2019

Black Sabbath Among the Music Luminaries to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys in 2019

Black Sabbath. You know the name, you know the music, you know the personalities — they’re legends, and they’ll be treated as such at next year’s Grammy Awards. As announced this week, Sabbath will be one of the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, alongside George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Dionne and […]

Ozzy Osbourne Finally Met Mac Sabbath, the Fast Food-Themed Black Sabbath Tribute Band/Parody Act

Ozzy Osbourne Finally Met Mac Sabbath, the Fast Food-Themed Black Sabbath Tribute Band/Parody Act

Always meet your heroes, they say. OK, they actually say the opposite, but in the case of Mac Sabbath, meeting their hero Ozzy Osbourne recently was cause for celebration. “Wait,” you might be asking. “What’s Mac Sabbath?” Well, as its name suggests, a Black Sabbath tribute act stylized to be McDonald’s characters. They’ve been around […]

Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list is compiled chronologically by the start of the musicians’ careers. “Constipation Blues” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was one of the pioneers of […]

Deadland Ritual (Geezer Butler, Steve Stevens, Matt Sorum and Franky Perez) Debut ‘Down in Flames’ Video

Deadland Ritual (Geezer Butler, Steve Stevens, Matt Sorum and Franky Perez) Debut ‘Down in Flames’ Video

Deadland Ritual (Photo: Jonas Akerlund) Deadland Ritual is a new hard rock supergroup featuring Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum and Apocalyptica vocalist Franky Perez, and on Monday the band premiered its debut video. Titled “Down in Flames,” it’s a powerful opening statement from the […]

Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a  reissue package in the fall, and their latest self-titled album is out on March 16. Of course, one cannot think of Stone Temple Pilots without visualizing longtime vocalist Scott Weiland or the […]

Black Sabbath Take One Final Bow with New Concert Film/Album ‘The End’ (Listen)

Black Sabbath Take One Final Bow with New Concert Film/Album ‘The End’ (Listen)

Back in February, Black Sabbath played the final date of their marathon The End farewell world tour. Last week, Sabbath released The End (Live), an official live album recorded at that farewell concert at Genting Arena in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England. It was a grand send-off for the legendary act, featuring performances of all the […]

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