Tagged: Black Sabbath

Ozzy "Going Off Rails" At Tony Iommi

The “Godfather of Heavy Metal” has filed suit with the US Patent and Trademark Office, claiming that Black Sabbath guitarist and former bandmate Tony Iommi illegally seized ownership of the landmark band’s name. read more »

POSTED May 29, 2009 3:03PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Red Fang

All of the metal planets have aligned on Red Fang. If you consider yourself a fan of heavy music, it would be impossible for you to not like this record. Each track has a barbarian swagger that doesn’t ignore the fact that while we are basically evolved apes, we’re not dumb apes. Check the average Red Fang crowd maybe four beers into their set and tell me you don’t see evidence of Darwinism. read more »

POSTED April 20, 2009 11:29AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Notes From Middle America – Black Gasoline

I have to ask. What happened to rock? Has it become passé or uncool for a band to struggle, tour, play shows night after night to build a fan base without the help of excessive internet buzz or douche bags in the “hip” magazines who supposedly have their fingers on the pulse of the American youth culture? If a band has to work hard to get what they have, is that far less important than the mandatory polo shirts they wear on stage? read more »

POSTED April 14, 2009 11:46AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Will Metallica’s Induction Into The Rock Hall Of Fame Open Doors For Other Metal Acts?

Metallica‘s inclusion, though absolutely deserving in every conceivable way, poses a wider question to my ever curious mind: Will the inclusion of now two “metal” acts, (Black Sabbath being the other) clear the way for other metal and proto-metal acts? read more »

POSTED April 6, 2009 1:51PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,