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  • Glenn Hughes set to play Deep Purple classics on tour

    Glenn Hughes set to play Deep Purple classics on tour

    Glenn Hughes has played bass on more records than he can probably remember. But you can bet he recalls the LPs he made in 1973-76 with Deep Purple. Dubbed “the voice of rock” for his prodigious pipes, Hughes (formerly of Trapeze) was recruited by the “Smoke on the Water” warriors to replace the...
  • Tribute bands Galactic Empire and Mac Sabbath rock Cleveland

    Tribute bands Galactic Empire and Mac Sabbath rock Cleveland

    The Beachland Ballroom was transformed into a “wretched hive of scum and villainy” Thursday night when techno-metal stalwarts Galactic Empire brought their Star Wars-themed show to Cleveland. You’d have thought you were lost in a galaxy far, far away, caught smack in the middle of an...
  • Official trailer for 'Black Sabbath: The End of The End' out now

    Official trailer for 'Black Sabbath: The End of The End' out now

    The end is officially here for heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. After wrapping "The End" tour in their native Birmingham last February, the iconic band is now taking the emotional final tour to the silver screen. As Ozzy Osbourne and Co. prep for the worldwide, one-night-only showing of "Black...
  • 'High Strangeness' by Mothership is a rocking musical journey

    'High Strangeness' by Mothership is a rocking musical journey

    Some albums feel more like a journey than a collection of songs. High Strangeness, the new album from Texas trio Mothership, is one of those albums. If you listen to early Funkadelic, you hear just how big the psychedelic aspect of the band was. The guitar on early Funkadelic albums is so spacy at...
  • Artwork for Sabbath's "The End" tour.

    Black Sabbath officially break up on Facebook after 49 years

    Although Black Sabbath played their final gig last month in their hometown of Birmingham, hardcore fans, which is pretty much everyone, might not have wanted to believe it. The first stage is denial. But it is all too true. The legendary rock band took to Facebook to post their final goodbyes, a...
  • Black Sabbath take their final bow together after their last performance on their "The End" tour in their hometown in Birmingham, England. 

    Watch Black Sabbath take their final bow to close the book on their legendary career

    Yesterday, Feb. 4, 2017, is a date which will live in heavy metal infamy. The band which may have single-handedly laid the foundation for the hard rock genre, took their final bow.  Black Sabbath played their final show together in their hometown of Birmingham, England. Just a few days following the...
  • Longtime Black Sabbath keyboardist, Geoff Nicholls, passed away at 68 after battling cancer, according to former bandmates. 

    Longtime Black Sabbath keyboardist, Geoff Nicholls, passes away at 68

    When most music fans think about the British pioneer heavy metal band, Black Sabbath, they usually don’t associate the sound of the piano and keyboards to go along with their darker style of rock. The band did indeed use one starting in 1979 to add some layering to their already pretty heavy rock...
  • Brownout (Brown Sabbath) funked up The Wayfarer

    Brownout (Brown Sabbath) funked up The Wayfarer

    Sometimes a band puts two unexpected things together and really makes it work. Such is the case with Brownout, a funk band that plays Black Sabbath songs and calls it Brown Sabbath. If you were at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, you saw just how well the band turns classic-rock hits into...
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