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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.

Slash – World on Fire (2014)

Slash – World on Fire (2014)

Though a bit too long, this builds on Slash’s ‘Apocalyptic Love’ successes.

Guitars and Gore: Exploring the Horror Themes in Film and Heavy Metal

Guitars and Gore: Exploring the Horror Themes in Film and Heavy Metal

As we all know, the Devil gets the best tunes — and scripts.

‘Time is a great healer': Ian Gillan makes emotional return to site of new Armenian music school

‘Time is a great healer': Ian Gillan makes emotional return to site of new Armenian music school

Gillan has worked on behalf of the country since a devastating 1988 earthquake.

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

I bristle when folks dismiss everything from this era as garbage.

Something Else! sneak peek: Exodus featuring Kirk Hammett, “Salt the Wound” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Exodus featuring Kirk Hammett, “Salt the Wound” (2014)

Even without Hammett, this would have been solid, if unspectacular.

Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (2014)

Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (2014)

Edgy and raw, as bracing as any live Queen performance ever released.