Ozzy Osbourne Says He Doesn’t Have “The Slightest Interest” In Playing Another Black Sabbath Show

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ozzy Osbourne said that he has no desire to ever play another show with Black Sabbath. The frontman had the following to say after it was mentioned that guitarist Tony Iommi was open to the idea:

“Not for me. It’s done. The only thing I do regret is not doing the last farewell show in Birmingham with [drummer] Bill Ward. I felt really bad about that. It would have been so nice. I don’t know what the circumstances behind it were, but it would have been nice. I’ve talked to [Tony] a few times, but I don’t have any of the slightest interest in [doing another gig]. Maybe Tony’s getting bored now.”

Magnetic Eye Records To Release Two New Black Sabbath Tribute Albums In October

Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing two new Black Sabbath tribute albums on October 30. This includes “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and “Vol. 4 [Redux].“ You can find the details for those below:

“Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” Track Listing:

01. Earthless – “Never Say Die”
02. Caustic Casanova – “Wicked World”
03. Summoner – “A National Acrobat”
04. Black Electric – “Sweet Leaf”
05. Rwake – “The Writ”
06. Chad I Ginsburg/Jess Margera/Scott Reeder/James Rota – “NIB”
07. Year Of The Cobra – “Planet Caravan”
08. Hippie Death Cult – “Fairies Wear Boots”
09. Leather Lung – “Hole In The Sky”
10. Mooner – “The Wizard”
11. Solace – “Electric Funeral”
12. Howling Giant – “Lord Of This World”
13. Elephant Tree – “Paranoid”
14. Brume – “Solitude”
15. Saint Karloff – “Sleeping Village”

“Vol. 4 [Redux]“ Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Wheels Of Confusion”
02. The Obsessed – “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. High Reeper – “Changes”
04. Matt Pike (of High On Fire) – “FX”
05. Spirit Adrift – “Supernaut”
06. Green Lung – “Snowblind”
07. WHORES. – “Cornucopia”
08. Tony Reed – “Laguna Sunrise”
09. Haunt – “St. Vitus Dance”
10. Zakk Sabbath – “Under The Sun”

Caustic Casanova‘s cover of “Wicked World” from “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and Spirit Adrift‘s cover of “Supernaut” from “Vol. 4 [Redux]” can be found below:

Black Sabbath To Release 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Of “Paranoid”

Black Sabbath will be releasing a 50th anniversary super deluxe edition of “Paranoid“ on October 9. The effort will be available as a 5-LP set and as a 4-CD set. Here’s a description of the vinyl set:

“PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour.”

Track Listing:

LP 1: Original Album:

Side A:

“War Pigs“/ “Luke’s Wall”
“Paranoid”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side B:

“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper” / “Fairies Wear Boots”

LP 2: Quadradisc Mix in Stereo (WS4 1887) (1974):

Side C:

“War Pigs” / “Luke’s Wall”
“Paranoid”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side D:

“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper” / “Fairies Wear Boots”

LP 3: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part One):

Side E:

“Intro”
“Paranoid”
“N.I.B.”
“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”

Side F:

“Iron Man”
“War Pigs”

LP 4: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part Two)/Live in Brussels 1970 (Part One):

Side G:

“Fairies Wear Boots”
“Hand Of Doom”

Side H:

“Paranoid”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Iron Man”

LP 5: Live in Brussels 1970 (Part Two):

Side J:

“Black Sabbath”
“N.I.B.”

Side K:

“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”
“War Pigs”
“Fairies Wear Boots”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Black Sabbath Release Black Lives Matter Shirt For Charity

After Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello was seen wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt featuring the font of Black Sabbath‘s “Masters Of Reality,” the band decided to release an official version of it to raise money for Black Lives Matter. You can purchase that HERE. This news comes after Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler commented on Morello’s original post saying: “Nice shirt & nice sentiment & awesome mum.”

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My 96 yr old mom has been a tireless advocate for Black Lives her whole life. From being a foreign student advisor at the Univ. of Illinois, to teaching in Kenya and supporting the anti-colonial movement there, to teaching African Studies and bringing a radical perspective to a white conservative high school for 30 yrs, to being a member of the Illinois Urban League and campaigning for civil rights, to helping homeless African American men get their GED at the Salvation Army, to telling anybody who came at our family with any racist garbage to go straight to hell, to arming me with pride & confidence, to being a lifelong proponent of racial justice and ruthless critic of racist police. Proud to stand with her today, as always, in solidarity in the fight for a more just and humane country & planet. (Photo by Rhoads Morello)

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Tony Iommi Says He Is “Not Opposed” To Playing More Shows With Black Sabbath

During an interview with SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation,” Tony Iommi discussed Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, which came to an end in 2017. Notably, the guitarist also said he would be open to playing more shows with the band:

“I think that it would be good, if we could do that. The hard thing is, certainly with SABBATH, because it’s such a big thing, you can’t just do an occasional show, because of the crew, and you have the whole setup. It would have to be a year or an 18-month tour… I’m not opposed to doing anything; I just would do it in a different way.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Thou, The Soft Moon, Marissa Nadler, Etc. Cover Black Sabbath For New Tribute Album

A new tribute to Black Sabbath’s self-titled album has been released digitally via Bandcamp. Physical copies will be available on May 29. Here’s the track listing:

01. The Soft Moon – “Black Sabbath”
02. Molchat Doma – “Небеса и Ад” (“Heaven And Hell“)
03. Thou – “Supernaut”
04. Marissa Nadler – “Solitude”
05. Hilary Woods – “N.I.B.”
06. Zola Jesus – “Changes”
07. Moon Duo – “Planet Caravan”
08. Dean Hurley – “Warning” (Bar Band Version)
09. Uniform – “Symptom Of The Universe”

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi To Metallica’s James Hetfield “You’ve Done The Right Thing Seeking Help”

As previously reported, Metallica’s James Hetfield recently re-entered a treatment program to get help with addiction issues. A number of musicians have since offered the frontman their support, including Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, who had the following to say:

“My best out to James Hetfield. You’ve done the right thing seeking help – I’m thinking of you my friend and wishing you all the very best on your recovery. Looking forward to seeing you back at your best very soon. Your pal Tony”

New Version Of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” Featured In New Trailer For “The King’s Man”

A new trailer has been released for “The King’s Man” and it features a new version of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” complete with orchestral elements and a piano version of the lead riff. The movie, which serves as a prequel to the “Kingsman” series, will hit theaters on February 14 and a synopsis can be read below:

“As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in ‘The King’s Man’.”

“Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978” To Be Released In September

Black Sabbath will be releasing a nine-LP box set titled “Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978” on September 6. The set will be limited to 3,000 numbered copies and it will come with 180-gram vinyl pressings of the band’s eight studio albums from 1970-1978, a new “Monomania” mono singles collection, a 7″ single featuring “Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)” and “Wicked World” (previously unreleased in North America), and reproductions of the original tour books from the era.

Here’s all the contents:

“Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978”:

Album Listing:

* “Black Sabbath” (1970)
* “Paranoid” (1971)
* “Master Of Reality” (1971)
* “Vol 4” (1972)
* “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (1974)
* “Sabotage” (1975)
* “Technical Ecstasy” (1976)
* “Never Say Die!” (1978)

“Monomania” Track Listing:

Side One:

01. Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me) *
02. Wicked World
03. The Wizard
04. Iron Man (Edited Version)

Side Two:

01. Paranoid
02. Into The Void (Edited Version) **
03. Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath (Edited Version)
04. It’s Alright
05. Radio Spot For Black Sabbath

7″ Single (45rpm)

“Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)” b/w “Wicked World”

* previously unreleased in North America
** previously unreleased

Pre-orders can be found on Amazon

[via Blabbermouth]

Geezer Butler On The Possibility Of A One-Off Black Sabbath Reunion: “I Wouldn’t Say Never”

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Geezer Butler was asked about the possibility of a one-off Black Sabbath reunion. The bassist responded by saying he “wouldn’t say never,” but did caution that he “can’t imagine it ever happening.”

Butler said the following about a possible reunion:

“If it came up, I wouldn’t say never. I can’t imagine it ever happening, but then I said that about the Sabbath tour, and it happened, so who am I to know?”

He also added:

“I haven’t seen Ozzy at all. I’ve seen Tony and Bill at a couple of awards things we’ve done, and me and Tony stay in touch through e-mails, but that’s about it. But it’s good between us. It’s like having brothers. You don’t have to be in touch.”