The Return of Black Sabbath

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

At long last, we have a title and release date for Black Sabbath’s reunion album: 13, the founding lineup’s first record together in 35 years, will arrive in June.

But… Read More

Heavy Metal Supergroup!

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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Members of Mastodon, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly, and The Mars Volta are combining their powers to form a new heavy metal supergroup. But if you had the chance to create your own monster metal band, who would you recruit? That’s… Read More

RiO!B episode – May 17, 2012

Thursday, May 17th, 2012



Bill Ward not drumming for Black Sabbath

Baroness – “Take My Bones Away”

Lamb of God, Dethklok touring

New… Read More

Bill Ward not drumming for Black Sabbath reunion shows

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012



It’s official. The Black Sabbath reunion isn’t a complete one. Drummer Bill Ward has decided to pass on playing the upcoming Sabbath gigs including a headlining slot at Lollapalooza in Chicago this August.

Ward posted a lengthy letter at his official… Read More

RiO!B episode – April 12, 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012



Axl Rose declines Hall of Fame induction

Black Sabbath headlining Lollapalooza

Green… Read More

Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining Lollapalooza

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012



It’s finally arrived. The line up for Lollapalooza, one of the biggest music festivals in the U.S., has been revealed and it’s quite good.

The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and Black Sabbath will headline this year’s festival. This will also be the only U.S.… Read More

RiO!B episode – February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 9th, 2012



Bill Ward sitting out the Black Sabbath reunion?

Jesse Leach rejoins Killswitch Engage

Slash releasing new album on May 22nd

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Bill Ward may sit out the Black Sabbath reunion

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012



So you know that Black Sabbath reunion that we’re all hyped up for? The one where they’re touring the world and releasing a new album this year? Well is drummer Bill Ward doesn’t get his way, he wants nothing to do with it.

According to Metal Hammer,… Read More

RiO!B episode – November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011



Black Sabbath announce new album, tour

Foo Fighters perform with Joan Jett

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Monarchy… Read More

Black Sabbath releasing new album, touring in 2012

Friday, November 11th, 2011



It’s finally official. After making us all wait for longer than necessary, the reunited members of Black Sabbath announced they are releasing a new album and will tour the world in 2012. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward convened at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles at 11:11 am PST on November 11th to make the announcement.

They will release a brand new album in… Read More