Monthly Archives: November 2011
With so many shows (Judas Priest, Anthrax, Megadeth) and events (Ozzy book signing, That Metal Show, Black Sabbath Reunion Annoucement), I hadn’t had a chance to read the new Tony Iommi book “Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath” from De Capo press until now.
Formed in 1969 by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill ward, Black Sabbath became one of the biggest bands in the history of Rock and Metal. Iommi’s book covers Black Sabbath from the early days in their native Birmingham, England to the height of their careers, including all the drug use and band in-fighting that went with it. From Ozzy being fired by his bandmates to Iommi getting arrested in Modesto, California for not paying child support, I found this book an interesting read and for Black Sabbath fans, a must have.
Thanks to Tony Iommi for signing my copy at the recent press conference in Hollywood on 11-11-11, the day Black Sabbath announced they will reunite for a tour and new album in 2012.
On November 11, 2011 (11-11-11), Black Sabbath announced they will be getting back together and embarking on a world tour in support of a new album to be released sometime in the fall of 2012.
Black Sabbath will headline the download festival in the U.K. on June 12, 2012.
METAL SHOP Rocks Ralph Cartel was at the press conference and able to snap a few photos. Special Thanks top MSO for making this happen.
Dr. Franken-Mustaine: Megadeth performed Halloween night in Hollywood, California for the Jimmy Kimmel show.
METAL SHOP Rocks Ralph Cartel was able to score tickets to the taping of the show. Being that it was Halloween, all the people (500 or so) were in the spirit, including Megadeth themselves. Dave Mustaine (Frankenstein), David Ellefson (Wolfman), Chris Broderick (Phantom of the Opera) and drummer Shawn Drover (Dracula)!!!!
Megadeth was on Kimmel to promote the new album TH1RT3EN (Available November 1, 2011) and played the first single ‘Public Enemy #1′. Check out the video and two photos my brother Rob shot with his iPhone. -Ralph