Black Sabbath are to release the Super Deluxe Edition of 1972 classic 'Vol. 4'. The set follows on from 2020's expansive 'Paranoid' reissue, and includes the newly remastered original album, plus twenty previously unreleased studio and live recordings . It will be available on 4-CD And 5-LP formats through BMG on February 12th 2021.
Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose may have a reputation as a bad-boy, partying rock star, but when it comes to making music, he is all business, as he proved in 2016 when he came to AC/DC’s rescue. Four years ago, AC/DC was on the verge of cancelling their world tour after they found out that vocalist Brian Johnson was having problems with his ears. To make matters worse, doctors blamed the loud and raucous concerts for his hearing issues and claimed he risked going deaf if he did not stop performing with the band.
Geezer Butler has officially called time on Black Sabbath, declaring; “it’s over”. Dismissing long discussed fan chatter about a possible final Sabbath gig at Birmingham’s Villa Park, the bassist is the first member of the Birmingham quartet to apparently officially confirm the end of the band. Butler made his comments while speaking to eonmusic about the recent reissue of his solo catalogue.
EXCLUSIVE: Geezer Butler has lamented the passing of Eddie Van Halen one month of after the celebrated musician died, saying; “I can’t believe he’s no longer with us”. In a new interview with eonmusic, the Black Sabbath bassist also confirmed the long running rumour that the band had worked with Eddie Van Halen, and that the guitarist even co-wrote a track with the Birmingham metal legends back in the 1990s.
French / Australian music artist, producer, poet and video creator Benedict Sinister has covered Serge Gainsbourg for his third single release. Coming via the label Music For Sapiosexuals, “I’ve Come to Tell You I’m Going Away” is a translation of the 1973 track by the French musical legend, written whilst he was recovering from his first heart attack, is Benedict’s homage to the great break-up songs.
In celebration of Keith Emerson's 76th birthday, The Keith Emerson Estate and Cherry Red Records announce the long-awaited release of The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert on March 11, 2021 (the 5th anniversary of Keith's passing).
David Coverdale has remembered Eddie Van Halen as “an absolute monster musician”, and suggested that a reunion of Van Halen with former front man Sammy Hagar may have been on the cards before the guitarist’s passing. Coverdale made the comments while speaking to eonmusic about the release of Whitesnake’s forthcoming ‘Love Songs’ compilation, which is due via Rhino on 6th November 2020.
Izakman – the epitome of quirky art prog influenced music – now with added glam! The Israeli musician and award-winning animator releases his second UK single ‘Real Boy’ on 9th October via SuArt.
Brooding Swiss rock band The Beauty of Gemina have released their second UK single 'A Night Like This'. Described as "a pulsating journey through the night where reality and dreams increasingly mix and you enter into a mystical in-between world", the track is taken from forthcoming album ‘Skeleton Dreams’.
Ellefson, led by Megadeth bassist David Ellevson have also announced a digital release for their cover of the Cheap Trick classic 'Auf Wiedersehen'. Featuring guest appearances from Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, and Crobot’s Brandon Yeagley alongside bassist Ellefson, vocalist Thom Hazaert, and guitarist Andy Martongelli, the video for the song can be viewed here.