On Saturday George Strait is supposed to play his last live show ever, with the caveat that while he won't be performing live any longer, he does have a five-album deal to fulfill for his record label, MCA Nashville. This is the sort of "retirement" we constantly see in the music world, as acts who ... More >>
For more than three decades fans have been waiting for a Black Sabbath album with the original founder, the Lord of Darkness himself, whose distinctive growl along with Toni Iommi's pulse-grinding rhythms influenced generations of metal heads to pick up an ax and replicate the metal purity that reve ... More >>
In the near or not so-near future,when you're lying on your deathbed, you'll reflect on things in your life that you've failed to accomplish: the kiss you never gave, the boss you never slugged and the metal album you never bought because your partner was bitching about the money that you "wasted o ... More >>
By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
I'm not typically a fan of celebrity endorsements for food. I don't think that Marilyn Manson knows anything about Absinthe, Toby Keith should probably stop marketing chicken fried steak, and Ozzy Osbourne should just stick to real butter. But when I saw Snoop Dog scratching on a microwave turntabl ... More >>
While Austin will have a more concentrated amount of bands over the course of the next several days, we'll see just as many in the Metroplex. One of the bands that rarely trek through Texas but will be hitting ATX for a few shows later this week is Portland sludge metal outfit White Orange. Before d ... More >>
When Snoop Dogg was issued a citation for marijuana possession at a border checkpoint outside El Paso last week, the world reacted with shock and disbelief. We had no idea this beacon of sobriety -- the same guy who penned "Smoke Weed Everyday" - could act so out of character. Of course, Texas is f ... More >>
Sunday, October 16, at Allen Event Center in Allen
Tonight's total lunar eclipse is quite the astronomical phenomenon, with totality lasting over an hour. Unfortunately, though, if you're in North America, you won't be able to see it. The eclipse will only be visible in parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. Thanks to the wonders ... More >>
Tonight's top touring shows put a serious emphasis on all things heavy.
Ozzy Osbourne, family man.If there's one standout thing I recall about seeing Ozzy Osbourne at the American Airlines Center last week, it's just how many young 'uns and full-on families filled the venue's seats that night. Pretty charming stuff, I thought, even if a few folks in the comments sect ... More >>
Ozzy Osbourne, SlashAmerican Airlines CenterJanuary 20, 2011Better than: a stirring competition of Rock Band.Roger CaldwellOzzy Osbourne's a sweetheart, really. For more pictures from this performance, check the slideshow. The greatest trick the Prince of Darkness ever pulled was convincing the w ... More >>
Thursday, January 20, at the American Airlines Center
Pretty busy Thursday evening we have here, highlighted by the Price of Darkness himself, and a pair of punk rock quadruple-bills.
Black-Sabbath.comCompared to some of our more recent offerings, the sound quality on this hard-to-find, recently unearthed recording leaves something to be desired -- perhaps someone can use their 21st-century tech to scrub some of the mud off this back-pocket recording passed down like a well-wo ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, July 21, 2010...Tony Iommi and Ozzy have settle out of court over the rights to the name "Black Sabbath."You would think Ice-T would get a break from New York cops since he plays one on TV. If you're trying to decide on a baby name, maybe you sho ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, June 16, 2010...Miley Cyrus and her tiny teeth say she's not trying to look like a slut with her slutty looking stage outfits. I guess some things come naturally to us and we really don't have to try, right?Cambridge researchers want to st ... More >>
Today marks the release of Punk Goes Classic Rock, the ninth installment of Fearless Records' Punk Goes... cover songs series since its inception with 2000's Punk Goes Metal. Back then, it wasn't too shabby a concept; the original disc that boasted names like Strung Out, The Ataris, New Found Glo ... More >>
Spike JohnsonHer eyes are up here, Ozzy...As promised, Ozzy Osbourne, the prince of mother-effing darkness, stopped by the Northwest Highway Barnes & Noble location in Dallas to sign copies of his new autobiography, I Am Ozzy, on Saturday afternoon.It was quite the scene, too, as photographer ... More >>
Last night, I finally got around to starting Ozzy Osbourne's just-released autobiography, I Am Ozzy, which, no surprise here, is already a New York Times best-seller. And, this morning, the Barnes & Noble here in Dallas on the Northwest Highway has confirmed some big news on that front: The O ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, July 14, 2009... Ozzy Osbourne has decided to drop Zakk Wylde from his band. But, he may want to tell Zakk... According to a new study, the percentage of teens who illegally download music has dropped by almost half in the last year. But, te ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, June 1, 2009... In a moment of clarity, Ozzy Osbourne realized he's not receiving his proper share of Black Sabbath royalties. So, he's suing Tony Iommi. Disgraced producer Phil Spector received a sentence of 19 years to life for the murder o ... More >>
Buried in an otherwise mundane press release received this afternoon about Ozzy Osbourne's plans to hit the recording studio this summer to co-produce his tenth studio record comes a bit of bad news for area metal fans hoping that Ozzfest would return to Pizza Hut Park in Frisco in 2009:"Ozzy has de ... More >>
Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love Ozzfest
Taking a look and listen to the 20 bands confirmed for the Ozzfest bill
After years of touring the nation, Ozzfest 2008 finds a home in Dallas' suburbs
Can the city withstand being the focus of speculation by thousands of metalheads?
Your Ozzfest 2008 poster. ...is that your fans get really uppity and ungrateful. The backlash has already begun on Ozzfest--or so it would appear in the comments section of the Ozzfest blog where the one-day Dallas show was announced. It ain't pretty, folks. There's a lot of "Fuck Dallas," "Fuck ... More >>
Thanks to Ozzy Osbourne and Mike Ditka, this is not the worst 7th inning stretch in the history of the friendly confines. -- Richie Whitt
Thursday, May 3, at Nokia Theatre
Saturday, September 23, Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom
Thought the RIAA was bad when they sued downloaders? You ain't heard nothin'.
Being part of a reality show can make a band's career. It can alsobreak it.
Black Sabbath--The Complete Black Sabbath 1970-1978 (Rhino)
Never mind the bleeps, here comes The Osbournes
The Osbourne Family Album (Epic)
Black Sabbath has reunited, but has it cost its members their souls?