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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI is Metal Hammer's No. 1 Metal Guitarist

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has topped the poll of "Riff Lords" — best metal guitarists — in Metal Hammer magazine's March 2005 issue. The magazine praises Tony's "highly distinctive style of fretsmanship that's economical yet crushingly effective." And it anticipates the comments from readers of "it was so obvious that you guys were going ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Sue Illinois Bar

Rob Olmstead of the Daily Herald is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and descendants of John Bonham filed suit for the unauthorized performance of ZEPPELIN's "Whole Lotta Love" at a Glendale Heights, Illinois bar. In reality, the legends of ZEPPELIN are probably unaware the suit was ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Says He Chatted With QUEEN For Five Minutes

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford was one of guests at a Buckingham Palace party Tuesday (March 1) to honor the British music industry. Regarding the experience of meeting Queen Elizabeth II for the first time, Halford said, "Amazing!!! I shook her hand and chatted with her for five minutes." As previously reported, Queen Elizabeth II ...

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Queen Elizabeth Doesn't Recognize Famous Guitarists

The Associated Press is reporting that Queen Elizabeth II met four of Britain's most famous guitarists Tuesday (March 1), asking them: "And what do you do?" QUEEN's Brian May, Jimmy Page of LED ZEPPELIN, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck were all guests at a Buckingham Palace party to honor the British music industry. "It's great ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Awarded Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Reuters is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN got a "whole lotta" belated love from the music industry on Saturday, earning a lifetime achievement Grammy in recognition of a career that changed the face of rock 'n' roll. The English band was one of 10 performers, alongside the likes of rockabilly hellraiser JERRY LEE LEWIS, ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Members To Attend Ceremony

Former LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be on hand at a ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, according to ABC ePrep. "The Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical Grammy Awards recognize music people who have made a lasting contribution to culture ...

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