2013 – Black Sabbath announce the title of the their new album as ’13’ on This Day in Rock Music History! FROM: http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?nItemID=61581 Today, the 13th of January 2013, rock legends BLACK SABBATH have announced the title of their new album, 13, which will be released this June (exact date TBA). The original BLACK SABBATH–OZZY […]
2010 – Ozzy Going Forward With Battle Over Black Sabbath (HeadbangerNYC.com) A Manhattan federal judge ruled Thursday (February 25) that Ozzy Osbourne can proceed with his lawsuit against guitarist Tony Iommi over use of the Black Sabbath name. Ozzy filed a lawsuit against Iommi in May 2009, claiming that Iommi illegally took sole ownership of […]
2009 – BLACK SABBATH’s Tony Iommi Undergoing Stem Cell Treatment To Fix Injured Hand BLACK SABBATH guitar legend Tony Iommi spoke with The Radcliffe & Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2 this week about his recent hand injury. “We’re just taking a break now,” Iommi says about the brief HEAVEN AND HELL hiatus – the […]
2009 – Ozzy Osbourne sued Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi for lack of royalty payments on This Day in Rock Music History! Tony was falsely claiming the right to sole ownership of the band’s name which cost Ozzy royalties from merchandise sold with the band’s name. Ozzy sought a declaration of the 4 original members and […]
2006 – Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Miles Davis are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Blondie’s performance is marred when several old members of the band try to bumrush the stage.
2006 – Metallica inducts Black Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica also performs a short set of Sabbath songs during the event at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Other inductees include Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sex Pistols and A&M Records co-founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.
2004 – Gold and silver Black Sabbath discs were stolen from the Kent home of Ozzy Osbourne’s former manager Patrick Meehan. Police recovered the discs a week later after they were offered for sale on the internet auction site eBay.
1999 – The Deftones, on the final stop of their tour opening for Black Sabbath, find that their truck has been stolen from the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Mich. Taken are all of the band’s backline equipment and instruments, including several of Chi Chings’ Precision Fender Bass guitars, and Stephen Carpenter’s […]
1998 – Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, Korn, Pantera, Soulfly, Slayer, Fear Factory, Coal Chamber, Life of Agony, Limp Bizkit, Entombed, Human Waste Project, Neurosis, and Pitchshifter all appeared at Ozzfest, Milton Keynes Bowl, England.
1992 – Black Sabbath were honoured with a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood.
1984 – Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath. Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. During his career Gillan had a year-long stint as the vocalist for Black Sabbath and sang the role of Jesus Christ in the […]
1978 – Van Halen opens its first tour at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The group’s contract specifies that M&Ms be provided to the group during the stint with the brown candies removed. Part of this first tour was to open up for Black Sabbath in several locations. Van Halen is an American hard rock […]