An exclusive interview with former BLACK SABBATH/current KISS drummer Eric Singer regarding his years in BLACK SABBATH, conducted by music writer Joel Gausten, is now available online www.myspace.com/gaustenbooks. Gausten interviewed Singer for his upcoming book, titled "Albums that (Should've) Changed the World". The book also features exclusive interviews with past/present members of AEROSMITH, PRONG, DANZIG, THIN LIZZY, SAMHAIN, MISFITS, KILLING JOKE, PLASMATICS, RAMONES and many others.
Singer is a major contributor to the book chapter detailing BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward's 1990 solo album, "Ward One: Along the Way". Singer performed on two tracks on the album, which also featured appearances by Jack Bruce of CREAM, Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde.
Some of the topics Singer discusses in the online interview include former BLACK SABBATH vocalist Ray Gillen, the creation of what eventually became 1987's "Seventh Star" and Singer's approach to interpreting early BLACK SABBATH material. The interview also provides Singer's take on rumored one-time SABBATH singer, Jeff Fenholt.
"When I sent out a request to Eric's camp regarding this project, Eric very quickly and enthusiastically responded," says Gausten. "In addition to covering Eric's work on the Bill Ward album, our conversation inevitably led to Eric's years in BLACK SABBATH. Since Eric's words offer insight into a unique time in SABBATH's evolution, I decided to isolate the band-related portion of our talk and post on my site as a stand-alone interview."
Joel Gausten is the former managing editor of Liner Notes magazine. A longtime musician, he has worked with a number of artists including PIGFACE and ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN. "Albums that (Should've) Changed the World" is slated for an August 2007 release.