The book, set in contemporary Dublin, follows a wise-cracking skeleton detective and his young female accomplice, who together try to stop the return of the evil Faceless Ones.
Legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath have announced that their first studio album in 30 years will entitled 13 and will be coming out this June. Not only that, but the band has revealed the recording drummer as Rage Against The Machine‘s Brad Wilk, who took over drum duties after original drummer Bill Ward stepped out of the reunion. The album was produced by Rick Rubin and recorded primarily in Los Angeles.
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In a recent video interview with NME, Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne discussed the future of the reunited band, including dropping the news that the band has recorded 15 new songs for an upcoming album. Both bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi expanded upon the creative process, saying that producer Rick Rubin put on their first album for them and told them to imagine it was 1969. He followed that up by asking, “What would you do next?” Iommi said that this definitely influenced the sound of the new material, saying that “…it’s taken on the flavor of the old stuff…but with a different look to it.”
However, the Black Sabbath reunion is not necessarily as complete as most fans would like. Drummer Bill Ward has officially pulled out of the reunion, citing incredible difficulties with the Black Sabbath management as the issue. You can read his statement here.
Alright Black Sabbath fans, chime in here. Do you think Rick Rubin has helped the band reach a place where musical magic might happen or are we gonna get a lackluster release? READ MORE
Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has officially pulled out of the three confirmed 2012 live shows that the band has planned. There were concerns that Ward would not perform for a while now due to contractual issues. Now, on the official Black Sabbath website, Ward has written a lengthy statement regarding the situation (which I’ve copied and pasted below). The gist of it is that Ward was not able to come to an agreement with the Black Sabbath management team and this is why he has decided not to perform.
I have to say that I feel that management screwed this one up. There is no sense in calling a show a reunion when an original member is left out of the reunion. Unless someone has passed away you do what you can to get everyone together because that is the magic of the event. It’s seeing a group come together to perform the music that they loved and cherished and worked so hard to create. Fans deserve to see that, not a hodge podge of musicians that’ll “do”. READ MORE