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WENDY DIO Hosts 'Dio Cancer Fund' BBQ Cooked By DAVE GROHL

Wendy Dio, president and co-founder of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, recently hosted a hoedown BBQ benefitting the organization at her home in Ojai, California. The $1000-a-plate event featured food specially prepared by the FOO FIGHTERS' Dave Grohl and his BackbeatBBQ and signature drinks created for the event by the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROBERT 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON To Be Honored At KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball At The Skirball' Gala

Robert "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist for OZZY OSBOURNE, will be honored by Kitten Rescue, one of Southern California's largest non-profit animal rescue organizations, with its 2019 Advocacy Award for his work homing adoptable cats and kittens. "Blasko is a true cat lover with a passion for advocating for homeless cats," said Sandra Harrison, Kitten Rescue's executive ...

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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Is Mourning Sister EILEEN's Death

Geezer Butler is mourning the death of his older sister. The 70-year-old BLACK SABBATH bassist revealed his sibling's passing in a social media post earlier today. He posted a childhood photo of the two of them, along with the following caption: "Farewell my dear sister Eileen. Rest in peace." A founding member of BLACK SABBATH, ...

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GEEZER BUTLER's Wife To Be Honored At LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS' 35th-Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Gloria Butler, music manager and wife of BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler, will be honored at international non-profit Last Chance for Animals' (LCA) star-studded 35th-anniversary fundraising gala, set to take place on Saturday, October 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The "Glamorous Hollywood Night"-themed event honors prominent individuals who have made a ...

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BLACK SABBATH To Release 'Vinyl Collection' With Bonus Rarities

When Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward formed BLACK SABBATH in 1968, the quartet conjured a primal sound that was heavier, louder and more menacing than anything that had come before. The band recorded a series of metal masterpieces in the '70s that became the blueprint for heavy music and influenced generations ...

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Reunited MASSACRE Signs With U.K.'s UNITED TALENT AGENCY

Resurrected Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have been added to the roster of U.K.'s United Talent Agency, under the representation of Ben Ward for all territories (excluding North America). The current lineup of the band features three-fourths of the original team that is responsible for the classic death metal material that became the album "From ...

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Why Didn't OZZY OSBOURNE Join His BLACK SABBATH Bandmates At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends'? SHARON OSBOURNE Explains

Sharon Osbourne says that she refused to let Ozzy attend the "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" event this past spring because she was "pissed off" over The Recording Academy's treatment of BLACK SABBATH. The pioneering British heavy metal band was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the May 11 awards ceremony and live tribute ...

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Listen To New OBITUARY Song 'A Dying World'

"Adult Swim Singles" has teamed with death metal progenitors OBITUARY for the 47th installment of the current program. "A Dying World" is the first new song from the massively influential quintet since its self-titled tenth album's release by Relapse Records. The standalone new single couples its infectious main riff with a ferocious dose of hardcore ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Pro-Shot Video Of HELLFEST Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of DEADLAND RITUAL's June 22 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. DEADLAND RITUAL is the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA). DEADLAND RITUAL's setlist consists ...

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TONY IOMMI And GEEZER BUTLER Attend Official Naming Of 'BLACK SABBATH Bridge' In Birmingham (Video)

The official naming of the "Black Sabbath Bridge" in honor of Birmingham's legendary heavy metal rockers took place earlier today (Wednesday, June 26) in the heart of the city's entertainment district. Two BLACK SABBATH founding members attended the extraordinary event at the road bridge, which crosses the canal on Broad Street. Tony Iommi and Geezer ...

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OBITUARY To Tour North America With ABBATH

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY will embark on a North American headlining tour in the fall. Support on the 24-date trek will come from ABBATH, MIDNIGHT and DEVIL MASTER. The tour will kick off on September 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and end on October 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets will go on sale on ...

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BLACK SABBATH Exhibition Opens In Birmingham (Video)

A major exhibition dedicated to BLACK SABBATH and the band's legacy has just opened at the Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery in Birmingham, England. The "Home Of Metal: Black Sabbath At 50" exhibition, which will run to September 29, celebrates BLACK SABBATH from the perspective of the group's fans and includes key costumes loaned by ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DEADLAND RITUAL's June 21 performance at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain can be seen below. DEADLAND RITUAL is the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA). DEADLAND RITUAL's ...

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Today Marks First Anniversary Of VINNIE PAUL's Death

Today (Saturday, June 22) marks the first anniversary of the passing of PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vincent Paul Abbott, a.k.a. Vinnie Paul, who died at the age of 54 in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. The official cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery ...

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GEEZER BUTLER On DEADLAND RITUAL: 'We're Just Four Blokes Having Fun'

DEADLAND RITUAL members Geezer Butler (bass; BLACK SABBATH) and Matt Sorum (drums; GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) were interviewed by Paul Anthony of Planet Rock at this past weekend's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the "supergroup" tag that has been attached to DEADLAND ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of London Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DEADLAND RITUAL's performance earlier tonight (Thursday, June 13) at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England can be seen below. DEADLAND RITUAL is the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez ...

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