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Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Ian Gillan joined Black Sabbath after a night at legendary pub: ‘Did that happen? What happened?’

Black Sabbath’s Ian Gillan era didn’t begin with some high-level strategy meeting featuring label execs and stalwart member Tony Iommi.

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

The Who’s Pete Townshend admits that Kiss’ on-stage garb baffled him, at least to begin with.

Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) An Appreciation

Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) An Appreciation

I’m not one to get overly emotional about a celebrity’s death, even one whose work touched me. Dimebag Darrell was different.

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

If AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’ ends up being the final album in the history of classic rock, well, that’s probably OK.

Carmine and Vinny Appice – Drum Wars Live! (2014)

Carmine and Vinny Appice – Drum Wars Live! (2014)

Carmine Appice attacks from the right, while Vinny sets up on the left for ‘Drum Wars Live!,’ creating a gloriously thunderous racket.

Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died (2014)

Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died (2014)

If there’s a balm for fans to ease the breakup/hiatus of Nevermore, it has to be this: The first new music from Sanctuary since 1989.

Tony Iommi’s new music for CSI won’t premiere tonight

Tony Iommi’s new music for CSI won’t premiere tonight

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi says he’s been informed that tonight’s episode of ‘CSI’ has been pushed back.

Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars (2014)

Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars (2014)

Oftentimes, bands that have a little buzz don’t live up to it. Black Crown Initiate actually deserves the hype.

AC/DC, “Play Ball” from Rock or Bust (2014): One Track Mind

AC/DC, “Play Ball” from Rock or Bust (2014): One Track Mind

AC/DC returns missing a key member, but none of its familiar sound.

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.