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Keyboardist Adam Wakeman Talks Touring with Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne

It’s hard to escape the drama that seems to follow Black Sabbath around, but according to keyboardist Adam Wakeman, who also plays for Ozzy Osbourne’s band, the Black Sabbath bandmates are just a normal group of guys at the end of the day. In a new interview with MTV Hive the musician talked about his relationship with the legendary band, working for Ozzy, and his own rock star roots.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan to Release ‘WhoCares’ 2-CD Collection

For those of you who are fans of Black Sabbath‘s Ian Gillan years, we’ve got some great news to report. Sabbath guitar master Tony Iommi and Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan have teamed up once again for the release of a 2-CD collection under the moniker of WhoCares. The compilation will contain the two 2011 singles the duo released for charity, ‘Out of My Mind’ and ‘Holy Water,’ under the WhoCares band name, along with rarities from the careers of both musicians.

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Black Sabbath’s U.S. Return Rules Night One at Lollapalooza

It was a hot Midwestern night at Lollapalooza in Chicago, but that didn’t deter a frenzied crowd from showing their support for metal legends Black Sabbath, who made their U.S. return Friday night (Aug. 3) at Grant Park.

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Black Sabbath Unleash Pro-Shot 2012 Performance of ‘Paranoid’ Live in England

The fact that the original members of Black Sabbath weren’t able to undertake a full-on world tour in 2012 was devastating to Sabbath fans. Guitarist Tony Iommi‘s cancer diagnosis stuck a knife into the heart of Sabbath fans, and reduced Sabbath to playing only three live shows this year, with their one U.S. date happening on Aug. 3 at Lollapalooza. Add to that drummer Bill Ward ‘s contract dispute, which resulted in his departure from the band, and the reunion that was announced on Nov. 11, 2011, didn’t pan out as originally planned.

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Ozzy Osbourne Says Black Sabbath Contract Disagreement With Bill Ward Never Got Heated

Bill Ward is not part of the Black Sabbath reunion, but Ozzy Osbourne reiterated that there’s still a chance things could work out because the relationship during the disagreement never turned bitter.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Discusses Writing While Undergoing Chemotherapy

Black Sabbath have always been able to tap into the dark side, but we wonder exactly how the music will sound that was written while guitarist Tony Iommi was going through chemotherapy sessions for lymphoma treatment. The guitarist recently finished his treatments, but says that the physically draining sessions didn’t deter him creatively.

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Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ Earns Spot on Top 50 Worst Album Covers List

Black Sabbath was just “honored” for releasing one of the Top 50 Worst Album Covers according to internet humor website The FW. Sabbath’s sixth studio album, ‘Sabotage’ came in at No. 28 on the list, which features some of the most ridiculous and hilarious cover art in music history.

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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne Says Door Is Still Open for Drummer Bill Ward

In a recent interview about the band’s headlining spot at this year’s Download Festival, Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler shed some light on their turmoil with original drummer Bill Ward. Although Iommi described the conflict as a “nonsense” battle between lawyers, Ozzy stated the the door is still open for Ward if he would want to return.

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Testament Guitarist Recalls Sharing ‘Sweet Leaf’ with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Geezer Butler

We all love the classic Black Sabbath cut ‘Sweet Leaf’ from their 1971 album, ‘Master of Reality,’ but Testament guitarist Eric Peterson has an entirely different, more in-depth connection with the song — and understandably so, as the guitarist recently reminisced about sharing some ‘Sweet Leaf’ with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

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Black Sabbath Reveal They’ve Written 15 New Songs, Offer Hint at New Album Title

Tony Iommi‘s lymphoma diagnosis may have stopped the reunited (and Bill Ward-less) Black Sabbath from touring for now, but it has not interfered with their creative output or their songwriting process. In a recent video chat with the NME.com, frontman Ozzy Osbourne revealed that the band has penned 15 new songs and even offered a tiny hint at the new album title.

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Slipknot’s Joey Jordison: ‘Without Black Sabbath, There’d Be No Metal’

Black Sabbath‘s place in the history of metal is unquestioned. The veteran rockers have influenced so many acts over the years and really launched the music genre to places it had never been before. Now, one of the rockers who grew up on the band is sharing the impact they had on him.

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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I Didn’t Know We Were the Forefathers of Metal!’

It’s truly happening! Even though Bill Ward was unable to come to terms on a contract, at least three-fourths of the original Black Sabbath lineup are back on the stage and performing together again. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that they’re writing and recording new music for the first time in decades.

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