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‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel': Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel': Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

Geezer Butler says the forthcoming Black Sabbath album returns the group to the feel of its initial trio of recordings, even if they’ve had to move on without original drummer Bill Ward.

Deep Purple – Live in Paris: 1975 (2013)

Capturing the last concert from Deep Purple’s Mk III lineup, as Ritchie Blackmore subsequently left to form Rainbow, Live in Paris: 1975 also works as another glimpse into the brilliance of the recently deceased Jon Lord.

‘Don’t break into the house and try to steal them': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on gold records, good times

‘Don’t break into the house and try to steal them': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on gold records, good times

The latest episode of the Roth TV shows finds David Lee Roth giving a brief tour of the long hallway that leads across the length of the second-floor in flamboyant Van Halen frontman’s mansion — affectionately known as the Mojo Dojo.

‘They were always energetic and that was good for me': Tony Iommi on Black Sabbath’s legacy of drummers

‘They were always energetic and that was good for me': Tony Iommi on Black Sabbath’s legacy of drummers

The news that Brad Wilk will be sitting in the drum chair for Black Sabbath’s forthcoming reunion album had us taking a look back at the huge shoes he’ll be filling.

Exclusive stream: The Sweet, “Fox on the Run” from Desolation Boulevard Revisited Live (2013)

The Sweet, as they prepare for a new 2013 world tour, have shared a live take on their classic track “Fox on the Run” with Something Else! Reviews as an exclusive preview stream.

S.U.N – Something Unto Nothing (2013)

Dear Aerosmith dudes, This is what your music is supposed to sound like: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NktMr8Sjqk&w=500&h=305] Please listen and take notes. Sincerely, Your fans

Something Else! sneak peek: Anthrax, “Anthem” (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8EjZ5TWlYQ&w=385&h=280] Oh dear God, please someone take the microphone away from Joey Belladonna. I’ve admitted before, and in the interest of fairness will again, that I prefer John Bush as vocalist for Anthrax.

‘This album stretches out in some new areas': Steve Morse previews the new Deep Purple studio project

‘This album stretches out in some new areas': Steve Morse previews the new Deep Purple studio project

Deep Purple’s first new studio project since 2005’s Rapture of the Deep remains untitled, something underscored by a new album teaser — which boasts only a question mark for an image.

‘Everybody was influenced by the Beatles': Alice Cooper on the British Invasion’s sweeping impact

‘Everybody was influenced by the Beatles': Alice Cooper on the British Invasion’s sweeping impact

People associate Alice Cooper’s intense brand of horror-movie rock with Frank Zappa, who gave Cooper’s band their first big break. But Cooper says the British Invasion — and the Beatles, in particular — shaped his early sound.

Something Else! sneak peek: Soilwork, “Spectrum of Eternity” (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_DydLwYnUk&w=500&h=305] I don’t always listen to Swedish melodic death metal, but when I do, I listen to Soilwork. And this is why.