Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

News: WIN a copy of BLACK SABBATH Paranoid – 50th anniversary super deluxe box set

Black Sabbath - Paranoid - 50th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating the 50th anniverary of the multi-million selling album ‘Paranoid’ BMG release a 5-LP/4CD edition on October 9th, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. We have a copy of the CD version and the vinyl super deluxe edition … Continue reading

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Album review: TRIPLE J TRIO – Better Days

Triple J Trio - Better Days

Self release [Release date 20.03.20] Triple J Trio is a powerhouse British rock-into-blues and boogie outfit, powered by the formidable rhythm section of Jeff Rich (Quo/Stretch/Climax Blues Band etc) and The Beat’s bassist Andy Pearson. They are joined by the … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK SABBATH 50TH ANNIVERSARY PLAYBACK – Number 10, Hackney, 11 February 2020

Black Sabbath 50th

Most of us listen to music while distracted by other things. Commute to work, at home or live venue. But what if there were no other distractions around you? Just you and the music, in the dark – would you … Continue reading

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Album review: BERNIE TORME – Shadowland

BERNIE TORME - Shadowland

Pledge Music [Release date 16.11.18] Bernie Torme released the enjoyable triple album ‘Dublin Cowboy’ last year and he’s back with another Pledge Music funded album, ’Shadowland’ – this time a mere double! Joining him are the rhythm section of Sy Morton (bass) … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Donington Park, 8-10 June 2018

It was 30 years ago that I attended Donington for the first time for a Monsters of Rock festival (as it then was) that was summed up by the contemporary Kerrang! headline ‘The Triumph and the Tragedy’. A record crowd … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK SABBATH – Supersonic Years The Seventies Singles Box Set

LACK SABBATH - Supersonic Years  The Seventies Singles Box Set

BMG [Release date 08.06.18] This is no ordinary reissue; for a catalogue that has been reissued more times stamps have first day covers, last year’s 8LP + crucistick box took reissues to a new sonic and packing level, and this … Continue reading

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DVD review: BLACK SABBATH – The End

BLACK SABBATH – The End (DVD)

Win a copy!! (Closes 17.12.17) Eagle Rock [Release date 17.11.17] Black Sabbath’s Birmingham show in early February was billed as the band’s last ever. It has been captured here for posterity, as was always going to be the case. Whether … Continue reading

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News: WIN! BLACK SABBATH The End DVD (Competition starts 27 November)

Black Sabbath - The End

Here’s your chance to win a copy of the BLACK SABBATH ‘The End’ DVD. Filmed on 4 February 2017 at their final show in Birmingham, the concert is captured in its entirety, plus The Angelic Sessions feature the exclusive final … Continue reading

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News: Win BLACK SABBATH Ten Year War Box Set! (Competition starts 4 September 2017)

BLACK SABBATH

Here’s your chance to win a copy of the BLACK SABBATH ‘Ten Year War’ box set. For the runner-up, a pair of tickets to attend the one-night only cinema screening of ‘The End of The End’ chronicling the band’s final … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK SABBATH – The Ten Year War (Box Set)

BLACK SABBATH – The Ten Year War Box Set

BMG  [Release date 29.09.17] Black Sabbath’s Ozzy-fronted albums have been given a monster remaster and the full luxury box set re-issue treatment. It is quite a piece of work. The package has even had a roadshow of launch events. The … Continue reading

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News: BLACK SABBATH – Ten Year War Box Set (September 2017)

BLACK SABBATH

Heavy metal legends release a limited edition vinyl box set on 27 October via BMG. ‘The Ten Year War’ brings together their eight Ozzy-fronted albums, plus many other rarities, all housed within exclusive artwork created by renowned street artist, graphic … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK SABBATH – 02 Arena, London, 31 January 2017

Black Sabbath - DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

Gloomy, doom-laden and portentous. And that was just the weather at North Greenwich station. A busker was smashing out ‘War Pigs’ in the ticket hall on his Gibson SG. Quite a crowd of gig-goers had gathered and he finished with … Continue reading

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News: Win AC/DC Book and Black Sabbath ‘Ultimate Collection’ (Competitions)

AC/DC - "In Full Flight"

“In Full Flight” is a limited edition 128 page photographic account of AC/DC during the years 1978-1982.  Covering the final months with Bon Scott and earliest times with Brian Johnson, the book also features relevant quotes from contemporary magazines, memorabilia, … Continue reading

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Album review: CRIMSON STONE – Crimson Stone

Crimson Stone - Crimson Stone

La Choza De Doe [Release date 07.06.15] Which came first the chicken or the egg?  Put it another way, do bands like Crimson Stone try to fit a pre-existing musical mould? Crimson Stone show just enough imagination within a huge … Continue reading

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Album review: ARON SCOTT – Earthquake

ARON SCOTT – Earthquake

CD Baby [Release date 04.08.15] Every now and then you stumble upon a kick ass album such as ‘Earthquake’ by Canadian rock guitarist Aron Scott, to remind us that the true spirit of rock & roll is very much alive. ‘Earthquake’ … Continue reading

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News: OZZY, SCOTT WEILAND, T.REX – Wednesday 7 January 2015

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Ozzy Osbourne is set to appear in Las Vegas in on a one-off concert production called ‘Hell Gate’. It is set to take place around Halloween this year. Universal Music are to release the first three Tyrannosaurus Rex albums on … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STATE HIGHWAY – Black State Highway

Black State Highway

HNE Recordings Ltd [Release date 18.08.14] ‘Black State Highway’ is a self titled 8 track debut album by a young Brighton band of retro rockers who provide their own contemporary take on classic hard rock. They may unashamedly tip their … Continue reading

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Gig review: JAKE E LEE’S RED DRAGON CARTEL – Islington Academy, 6 June 2014

Red Dragon Cartel performed a stunning set in London on Friday night to mark a remarkable return to form for guitar hero Jake E. Lee. The legendary riff-master, best known for providing Ozzy Osbourne with some of his finest 80’s … Continue reading

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Album review: ALICE COOPER – Reissues (Trash/Hey Stoopid)

Alice Cooper - Trash

Hear No Evil [Release date 23.09.13 and 27.01.14] Alice Cooper is not an artist whose back catalogue has seen much by way of remastering and re-issues and I’ve longed for Bob Ezrin to dig out the original recordings of Love … Continue reading

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Album review – RED DRAGON CARTEL – Red Dragon Cartel

Red Dragon Cartel

      Frontiers Records [Release date 24.01.14] One of the most instantly recognisable riffs in rock is the opening bars of ‘Bark At The Moon’ from Ozzy but the magic fingers on the fret board belonged to one Jake … Continue reading

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