Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Issues End-Of-Year Update

Revered Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has thanked his fans for their support over the past year in a statement issued on his official website. It can be read below.   In early 2012, Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma and required several sessions of chemotherapy. While the diagnosis delayed plans for Black Sabbath’s reunion tour … Read more Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Issues End-Of-Year Update

Ran Guitars Release Decapitated Signature Model

Ran Guitars has announced the arrival of the new signature Ran Guitar for guitarist Wacław ‘Vogg’ Kiełtyka of Polish technical death metal band Decapitated.   Ran Guitars recently published a photo of Vogg with the new guitar accompanied by the following message: “Just got a nice shot from Vogg with his Ran Thor signature guitar. … Read more Ran Guitars Release Decapitated Signature Model

Ex-Deicide Guitarist: “Glen Benton Is Obligated To Send Us Our Royalties”

Masterful Magazine recently caught up with Amon guitarist Eric Hoffman to talk about the circumstances surrounding his split with Deicide in 2004 and how the relationship with his former bandmates is now.   Hoffman and his brother Brian parted ways with Deicide in November 2004, allegedly over publishing rights, contractual disputes, royalties and growing animosity … Read more Ex-Deicide Guitarist: “Glen Benton Is Obligated To Send Us Our Royalties”

Tony Iommi Joins National Guitar Museum Board Of Advisers

The National Guitar Museum has announced legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi as the latest addition to its board of advisers.   According to a statement issued on the museum’s website, “Iommi will add his insight and experience to the museum’s mission to promote and preserve the legacy of the guitar.”   The National Guitar … Read more Tony Iommi Joins National Guitar Museum Board Of Advisers

Discovery Channel Turns Down ‘Ted Nugent’s Gun Country’ Series

A spokesperson for the Discovery Channel has told TheRawStory.com that the network will not be airing future episodes of ‘Ted Nugent’s Gun Country’ or its ‘American Guns’ reality show.   A “one-hour special” of ‘Ted Nugent’s Gun Country’ aired in October and featured the renowned guitarist and National Rifle Association board member giving, “an inside … Read more Discovery Channel Turns Down ‘Ted Nugent’s Gun Country’ Series

Baroness’ John Baizley: “It’s Time To Get Back To It”

Baroness guitarist/vocalist John Baizley has posted a video of the band rehearsing a new song and reported that it is, “time to get back to it” following the group’s serious bus crash in August.   Nine of the band’s members and road crew were injured in the early hours of August 15, when their tour … Read more Baroness’ John Baizley: “It’s Time To Get Back To It”

Queen’s Brian May Recommended To Host ‘Sky At Night’

Several leading astronomy professors have recommended Queen guitarist Brian May become the new host of BBC1’s long-running astronomy show ‘Sky At Night.’   If May was to become the shows new host, he would be replacing Sir Patrick Moore, whose “mad professor” image attracted millions of viewers and helped him to popularize the science since … Read more Queen’s Brian May Recommended To Host ‘Sky At Night’