Normally, a cancer diagnosis can sideline a person from work, play or otherwise. In the case of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, the riff master is as productive as ever in the wake of the devastating news that he is battling lymphoma.
Want to venture into a post-apocalyptic, urban landscape with only Lamb of God‘s ‘Ghost Walking’ as the soundtrack? Well, you can, courtesy of the band’s new video for the song, which is the lead single from LoG’s latest album, ‘Resolution,’ out Jan. 24. It’s a fully animated clip comprised of vivid visuals that spring to life on the screen, accompanied by a political thriller-type plot and story arc.
It had been well over a year since Tool took the stage to perform but the absence from live playing is over. The band kicked off its brief winter run over the weekend in Reno, Nev., performing a set list filled to the brim with classics and fan favorites.
Is there anything as infinitely cool as a presidential “candidate” who skateboards? Sure, it was hip when Bill Clinton was running for the highest elected office in the country and played the sax on late night TV shows, letting the country see his lighter, more human side. But Generation Y has its own vocal anti-hero and it’s D. Randall Blythe of Lamb of God. Blythe just released his first “presidential campaign ad” and it’s enough to make the youth of today wish he really was a legit candidate so fans could pull the lever in his favor in November.
The metal community was rocked earlier this week by the revelation that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was suffering from lymphoma. His diagnosis came right in the middle of Black Sabbath’s comeback trail, which includes a new album and touring. A flood of support from fans and fellow musicians followed the announcement of his illness. Now, the legendary axeman has issued his first personal statement on the matter.
Call it a comeback of a comeback! After Alice in Chains‘ 2009 effort ‘Black Gives Way to Blue’ landed Grammy nominations and enjoyed healthy sales amid the debut of new singer William Duvall, who replaced the late, great Layne Staley, the band is currently writing new material and working on the follow up. AIC should enter the studio early this year.
Godsmack singer Sully Erna has found a way to pass the time while rehabbing his knee, on which he recently had surgery. He has been busy Tweeting photos of his recovering joint and of his physical therapists. Erna had been quiet on Twitter for the past few months, but he’s back in action, killing time while healing.
If there ever was a time you will feel like you stumbled onto an intimate and private Van Halen soundcheck, it’s during the band’s video for their new song ‘Tattoo,’ the first single off their upcoming album, ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ due Feb. 7.
Tough news to report, as Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with lymphoma, which is a cancer that forms in the lymph nodes. The good news is that it’s been caught in the early stages and the guitar deity is currently in discussions with his doctors to determine the best course of treatment to fight the disease.
Nikki Sixx, who doesn’t appear to have a moment of downtime thanks to the fact that he pulls double duty in both Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M. and writes books, posted a Facebook update to share some good news about Sixx: A.M. The group is already writing its third album and is possibly eyeing a 2013 release.
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