It seems so fitting that the most exciting year in Black Sabbath news since they hooked up with Dio again in 2007 ends with the number "13." That's also the name of the band's new record, which undoubtedly you've already heard the first single, "God Is Dead?", if you're a Sab fan at all.
"God is De ... More >>
Eagle Vision, $14.98 DVD, $19.98 DVD/CD, 142 mins.
Deep Purple has been through so many different lineups that fans and hard-rock historians often measure then in "marks," abbreviated "Mk." While Purple's Mk II incarnation is the one casual fans remember most and h ... More >>
Craig HlavatyThe Sword at Free Press Summerfest 2009This Sunday night, Austin's The Sword pulls into Warehouse Live to lay waste to our city's collective eardrums. The band was in town last August for Summerfest and was shit-hot, coming right off of an opening slot for Metallica over in Europe. T ... More >>
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Though they never achieved the popularity of Zeppelin or Sabbath, and are still not in t ... More >>
www.gillan.comThough best known as the talented tonsils behind British hard-rock legends Deep Purple, Ian Gillan has also found the chance to log in some serious studio and road time both fronting his own bands and as a solo artist.
Gillan's new CD, One Eye to Morocco (Eagle Records) finds th ... More >>
L-R: Waddy Wachtel, Keith Richards and Terry Reid
Though unfortunately best known to rock trivia buffs for what he didn't do than for what he did, Terry Reid was (and is) an extremely well-regarded British blues-rock singer/guitarist. He began warbling as a toddler when his mother would ... More >>
Ian Gillan on his brief stint in Black Sabbath
Last week, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi filed a lawsuit against Live Nation, claiming that one of the promotion behemoth's subsidiaries, Signatures, sold a bunch of Sabbath merch after a licensing agreement expired in 2006. Though the idea of Blac ... More >>