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Bill Ward Officially Out of Black Sabbath Reunion After ‘Final Effort’ Fails

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has issued a lengthy statement declaring that a “final effort” to reach an agreement with the management of his former band has failed, and that as threatened back in February, he will not be joining the band’s upcoming reunion shows.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Reacts to Death of Bert Weedon

Looks like Bert Weedon, who died last week at the age of 91, had a far-reaching impact on classic rock indeed. His 1957 book, ‘Play in a Day,’ influenced musicians like the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Brian May — and now you can add Black Sabbath members Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi to that list as well.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: ‘I’ve Had the Last Dose of Chemotherapy’

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has issued a much-desired update on his battle against lymphoma, reporting that he is done with chemotherapy and soon to move onto three weeks of radiotherapy.

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Black Sabbath, Rush Songs Cited on List of ’10 Badass Fictional Characters in Popular Music’

Is there a fictional character more badass than ‘Iron Man?’ Um, no, there isn’t, according to a new list celebrating musical badasses in lyric form.

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Bill Ward’s Son Vigorously Defends His Dad in Black Sabbath Reunion Drama

Drummer Bill Ward’s withdrawal from Black Sabbath‘s reunion album and tour due to his displeasure with the contract situation continues to be a hot topic. Ward’s son Aron issued a lengthy Facebook post about the subsequent media frenzy over Ward’s self-imposed exile, hoping to set the record straight and prevent the press and fans from further pouncing upon his father.

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Daily Rewind: Black Sabbath, Lars Ulrich, Ringo Starr + More!

Today’s headlines find Black Sabbath fans protesting the band’s reported plans to replace drummer Bill Ward as part of their upcoming reunion album and tour, Lars Ulrich defending ‘Lulu’ once again, and our verdict on Paul McCartney’s new standards album

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Receives Replicas of His Classic Guitar From Shop in England

Hard-core Black Sabbath fans know the significance of Tony Iommi‘s retired red 1965 Gibson SG guitar — easily identifiable by its cartoon monkey sticker — to the band’s catalog and touring history.

As the reunited Sabbath moves forward with a new album and tour, Iommi will be armed with two new replicas of the trusty guitar made specifically for him by a craftsman in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England.

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Black Sabbath Still Set To Rock Download Fest Despite Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis

Black Sabbath will indeed go ahead and with their scheduled headlining set at this summer’s Download Festival in England, despite the recent announcement that Tony Iommi is battling lymphoma. The guitarist revealed just two weeks ago that he had been diagnosed with early stages of the cancer and is in the process of working with doctors to determine the best course of treatment.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, and is currently working with doctors to determine the best possible treatment routine.

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Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses Stars Turn Up for Dimebag Darrell Tribute Concert

This year’s tribute to the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott was a who’s who of heavy metal Gods. Sebastian Bach, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, former Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan, and Tom Morello were just a few of the artists that showed up to honor the former Pantera guitarist, as well as the late Ronnie James Dio.

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Black Sabbath 2012 Tour Dates Begin with European Festivals

Black Sabbath 2012 tour dates that will find the recently reunited band touring the European festival circuit throughout May and June were released by the band today. This highly anticipated trek will kick off May 18 in Moscow, Russia, and wrap up June 24 in Milan, Italy.

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Black Sabbath Officially Announce Reunion, New Album and 2012 World Tour

Black Sabbath‘s original lineup has officially announced that they will reunite in 2012, kicking off a world tour by headlining the Download Festival in England on June 10. That will be followed by more concerts and the fall release of the band’s first album together in 33 years.

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