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  1. "Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition" CD track listing: Disc One: Original Album Remastered 01. Hole In The Sky 02. Don't Start (Too Late) 03. Symptom Of The Universe 04. Megalomania 05. Thrill Of It All 06. Supertzar 07. Am I Going Insane (Radio) 08. The Writ Disc Two: North American Tour Live '75 01. Supertzar/Killing Yourself To Live * 02. Hole In The Sky 03. Snowblind * 04. Symptom Of The Universe 05. War Pigs * 06. Megalomania 07. Sabbra Cadabra * 08. Jam 1 including guitar solo * 09. Jam 2 including drum solo * 10. Supernaut * 11. Iron Man * Disc Three: North American Tour Live '75 01. Guitar Solo including excerpts of Orchid and Rock 'n' Roll Doctor * 02. Black Sabbath * 03. Spiral Architect * 04. Embryo/Children Of The Grave * 05. Paranoid * Disc Four 01. Am I Going Insane (Radio) – Single Edit 02. Hole In The Sky LP One: Original Album Remastered Side One 01. Hole In The Sky 02. Don't Start (Too Late) 03. Symptom Of The Universe 04. Megalomania Side Two 01. Thrill Of It All 02. Supertzar 03. Am I Going Insane (Radio) 04. The Writ LP Two: North American Tour Live '75 Side Three 01. Supertzar/Killing Yourself To Live * 02. Hole In The Sky 03. Snowblind * Side Four 01. Symptom Of The Universe 02. War Pigs * LP Three: North American Tour Live '75 Side Five 01. Megalomania * 02. Sabbra Cadabra * Side Six 01. Jam 1 including guitar solo * 02. Jam 2 including drum solo * 03. Supernaut LP Four: North American Tour Live '75 Side Seven 01. Iron Man * 02. Guitar Solo including excerpts of Orchid and Rock 'n' Roll Doctor * 03. Black Sabbath * Side Eight 01. Spiral Architect * 02. Embryo/Children Of The Grave * 03. Paranoid * 7" Single 01. Am I Going Insane (Radio) – Single Edit 02. Hole In The Sky * previously unreleased
  2. Couldn't find it in the search, so here's a new poll I guess. Which of the classic Dio-Sabbath albums do you prefer? For my money, Heaven And Hell is great, but Mob Rules is more fun. MOB RULES!! (does that make me a fool?)
  3. Pretty diametrically opposed here. My votes are for the guy who used to be in Elf.
  4. So for whatever reason, the metallic trill I get out of 21stCSM by King Crimson reminds me much of the thrill I get out of War Pigs. Thus, we have a poll attached to this thread which gets progressively harder. Let's see what this board really loves more, the most classic prog, or the most classic metal. :haz:
  5. Let's hear about the HEADLESS CROSS and TYR and Cross Purposes! :aliensmiley: :aliensmiley: :blaze: :blaze: :haz: :haz: :haz: :haz:
  6. Piggybacking off of Treeduck's recent "rank the Ozzy-era Sabbath albums" thread... 1. Neon Knights 2. Heaven and Hell 3. Black Sabbath 4. War Pigs 5. Children of the Sea 6. The Sign of the Southern Cross 7. Falling Off the Edge of the World 8. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 9. Die Young 10.Snowblind I love both the Dio and Ozzy eras (and to a lesser extent the short-lived Gillan era). Although I recognize the original lineup's monumental contribution to and influence on rock, I simply prefer listening to the Dio years. I think they're completely different bands, so it feels weird mixing the two eras in a single list. What are your top ten Sabbath tracks?
  7. Robert: I saw a recent tweet that Joe Bonamassa and you were going to getting together to start to write for the next BCC CD. Glenn Hughes: We actually started about six weeks ago as Joe was at my home for about a week of writing. Today [10/25] we are starting another week of writing together where we will finishing writing BCC 4. Then we go into the studio in January and the album will come out May 20th. It’s such a focused thing. Joe and I are very excited about BCC 4. Back in April when Joe and I were having dinner in Santa Monica we talked about making this new album and decided to really go for it as well as how now may be the right time to do the reunion. Certain things work at the certain times. The love and support we have behind BCC are amazing. I think all the things that have happened in my life have happened for a reason. Joe is a solo artist and we both love BCC. He is booked out a year in advance as he is a busy guy. I returned to being a solo artist and this CD Resonate is a return to form for me with another America tour next year. For me, all I want to do for the rest of my life is to write, play, and record music. As long as I’m healthy spiritually and mentally which I am, that’s all that resounds to me. That’s all I know how to do in life is to give love and music back to others. Robert: Will BCC tour to support this? Glenn Hughes: It’s impossible to pinpoint that yet or if it will happen at all. Joe and I have to find windows where we can tour or maybe just play select shows behind the album. Between you and I, or whoever is reading this, [laughing] my life is around playing live with the Glenn Hughes solo band. I have a great band and crew to that drive me to continue to play live and to keep me going. That’s what it is all about; to play live in my own band. http://myglobalmind.com/2016/10/29/glenn-hughes-new-cd-resonate-return-form/
  8. I was given this album by a girl I had a short relationship with in Christmas of '78. Didn't get into it at first, but within a few years, I grew to LOVE IT! Nostalgia for Ozzy's voice was part of it, the songs aren't early Sabbath, but still well crafted and tight! Keyboards adding additional eccenticies, neat stories and Tommy getting into different things...playing through this album now.....just played my Fave, "Paranoid" before this. http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j223/OldRUSHfan/Music%20Smilies/Black%20Sabbath-%20Never%20Say%20Die.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j223/OldRUSHfan/Music%20Smilies/Black%20Sabbath-%20Paranoid.jpg
  9. From Metal Hammer Tony Iommi is in his hotel room overlooking Hyde Park. Surveying the scene, he says: “This interview... I have to admit I’ve never been so nervous in my life about anything!” Tony Iommi. Founding father of metal. And he’s nervous. About what? About meeting a giant, a man whose career started long before Tony first picked up a guitar. An icon, the star of over 200 films, a knight of the realm who has played some of the most memorable monsters in history: from Dracula to Frankenstein. Fu Manchu to Saruman. He is meeting Sir Christopher Lee. So, why would Metal Hammer care about this 88-year-old thespian? Because he’s just released a stunning symphonic metal album called Charlemagne, and this is no gimmick. Nor is it his first encounter with metal, having worked with Manowar and Rhapsody Of Fire before. And, as we shall find out, he does actually like metal! The location for this historic meeting – and bringing these two legends together is the epitome of history being made – is a private club in South West London called Number 11. This is where Sir Christopher prefers to conduct interviews. Ensconced in an atmosphere of polite privacy and deference, with unobtrusive service. It seems appropriate to turn this into a Mecca of metal for the afternoon. Because the genre always has a sense of occasion. Tony turns up first, dressed appropriately all in black and with a pensive look frozen on his face. For all his stature, he is reduced to an almost childlike awe at what is about to happen. Sir Christopher arrives several minutes later, looking every inch the gentleman and commanding figure we so want him to be. He’s courteous and generous, shaking hands warmly with Tony and, given the nature of the latter’s surname, greets him in Italian. The guitar god looks nonplussed. “Sorry, I can’t speak the lingo,” he admits, a little shamefaced. Both share a self-deprecating sense of humour. Later on, when Hammer photographer John McMurtrie suggests Sir Christopher holds the crucifix Tony has round his neck, the former responds with mock vampiric horror: “Oh no!” Sir Christopher settles in a corner, sipping a lapsang souchong tea with a touch of milk and no sweetener, adjusting his position to suit a back problem (“I can’t play golf anymore,” he sighs; all those years doing his own stunts taking a toll). Tony sits opposite him. So, with an audience of assistants, photographers and editors looking on, and with a video camera whirring to capture the occasion, we prepare for one of the most fascinating conversations any of us has ever witnessed. What follows here can only bring you a taste of the atmosphere and the rapport. Three dimensions of necessity reduced to two, if you want. In the words of the cliché, you had to be there... And, as the blackness of the oncoming evening appropriately thickens, we start with a man who connects the pair – Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio. Sir Christopher Lee: “Joey got me working with a band called Rhapsody [now known as Rhapsody Of Fire]. That was a few years ago [2004, on the album Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret]. Joey was very involved, in fact he was in charge.” Tony Iommi: “I know him very well. He worked for us for years as a roadie.” Sir Christopher: “What I remember from those sessions was that everyone else was singing, and I was being left out. So I told them that I’d like to have a go. You can imagine the reaction. Not another actor who thinks he can sing! But I did it, a song called The Magic Of The Wizard’s Dream, and I think I can safely say I proved I could carry it off.” Tony: “So, was that the first time you heard any metal?” Sir Christopher: “Oh, certainly not. In fact, it was years earlier. I used to play golf with Alice Cooper, who was really good at the sport. I heard some of his music, and it strangely interested me. Of course he had all that incredible stuff going on live – hanging himself and so on. I also nearly did a project with David Bowie, who was a delightful young man; I’m sure he still is. But we couldn’t see a way to combine his style and mine, such as it was, so the project never happened. However, I did see him live. But he was just so loud that everything distorted.” Tony: “I’ve played rooms where the sound folds back on you and you can’t hear anything.” Sir Christopher: “When I go to see a good concert from a metal band, it’s exhilarating. Like nothing you’ve ever heard before! But when it’s overly loud it can hurt.” Tony: “That’s what affected me over the years. When we first started out, nobody used to wear earplugs onstage, and that damaged my hearing. That’s why I have a hearing aid now!” Sir Christopher: “At your age? You’re no age at all! When you get to my time of life you start to find that things don’t work as they should do. I still have my mental faculties, but it takes me longer to get going in the mornings. The body’s less resilient.” Tony: “I know how you feel. The same’s happening to me now – and I’m only 28!” Sir Christopher: “You? But you’re a young man. I could be your father. Seriously, I’m old enough. But you are the emperor of metal. The man who started it all...” Tony: “No, you started metal!” Sir Christopher: “Seriously, I’d love to know how you did that.” Tony: “I began by playing blues in Birmingham. And went on from there to write my own songs. I worked in a factory at the time, and had an accident, which squashed two fingers on my right hand. I was told that I’d never play guitar again...” Sir Christopher: “Something similar happened to me. I dislocated a finger having a fight after lunch one day with Errol Flynn. That taught me a lesson! But I interrupted you...” Tony: “I refused to accept that I wouldn’t be able to play guitar. So, I melted down a Fairy Liquid bottle, rolled it into a hot ball, made tips for my fingers, then filed them down to a manageable size. That’s why I play guitar the way I do, because I had to adapt what I did, and therefore hit the strings harder. So, I came up with a heavier sound. Which is, I suppose, where metal comes from. As a band, Black Sabbath were influenced by seeing a lot of your movies...” Sir Christopher: “The good ones, I hope!” Tony: “We thought they were all good: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy...” Sir Christopher: “The Mummy... Being in that costume meant all you could see were my eyes. So, I had to use solely these to get across emotion – it was eye acting. Actually, with all of those macabre characters I played, I tried to introduce different things, to give them an extra dimension. So, my Dracula wasn’t like the Bram Stoker novel. And the Frankenstein monster – I tried to get across the fact that he never asked to be made. But playing these roles gave me a start. “One thing I hate, though, is when people refer to these films as horror. I don’t like the term at all. Boris Karloff, my good friend and one-time neighbour, also loathed calling them ‘horror’ films. To me, they’re fantasy. They’re like fairy stories. There’s also a magic about them. People like to be taken out of themselves and go into a magical world, to forget about everyday life.” Tony: “Yeah, but people like to be frightened, don’t they? It’s part of what’s made Black Sabbath work over the years. Our darkness provides escapism.” Sir Christopher: “I don’t understand why anyone would want to be frightened. The most frightening experience I ever had was when I visited the infamous San Quentin prison [in Marin County, California]. I asked if I could visit, and the first thing I was told was that they couldn’t guarantee my safety – which was encouraging! “They took me round everywhere, apart from the correctional block. I even got to see the gas chamber, which was very unnerving. I was taken through the whole process of how it worked. And I walked across the courtyard with 600 prisoners smoking and chatting...” Tony: “Apparently, you don’t look them in the eye, because they don’t like that.” Sir Christopher: “Well, I was asked for my autograph once or twice. Then I went to the lifers’ block and one guy, who was huge, asked if I’d like to see his cell. How could I refuse? So, we went in and it was about nine foot by six foot. And when we were inside, the door was shut and locked! Apparently, it was a way of testing how you reacted. One very well-known person, when it was done to him, screamed, ‘Lemme outta here!’ I just carried on chatting. But the whole thing was very frightening, and that is reality.” Tony: “Some of the most frightening things which ever happened to me was meeting strange people in the early days of Sabbath. We had a reputation because of our name and also the rumours that we were into black magic, and that attracted odd characters.” Sir Christopher: “I found that you have to be careful when you are well known. People associate you with a role you play.” Tony: “Yeah, we did get a lot of fans avoiding us, because they think you must be a monster. There were magazines who wouldn’t interview us, and others refused to work with us.” Sir Christopher: “I find now that most people who come up and talk to me are very polite and just want my autograph. I’m lucky in that after those Hammer movies established my reputation, I went to America in the 70s and got the chance to appear on the very successful comedy show Saturday Night Live. That stopped me from being too typecast. They do say that serious actors always want to do comedy, while comedians want straight roles. There’s also the one about being wary of actors who think they can sing.” Tony: “I’ve listened to your Charlemagne album and you obviously can sing. Maybe we could collaborate in the future?” Sir Christopher: “Well, if you're prepared to let me... I remember doing an album in 1998 [Devils, Rogues & Other Villains] and one reviewer wrote: ‘Here’s another actor who thinks he can sing.’ The next line had just two words: ‘He can!’ I inherited my talent for singing.” Tony: “You sound like a natural baritone to me...” Sir Christopher: “Well, I can also sing bass parts. But if I do too much of that, it sends people to sleep after about 15 seconds!” Tony: “Going back to Charlemagne, how long did it take you to record?” Sir Christopher: “It took about two-and-half years to make. But, while I’m an essential part of it, the real credit should go to Marco [sabiu] and the wonderful musicians he got together for this. Without them, none of this would be possible.” Tony: “What attracted you to this in the first place?” Sir Christopher: “I am someone who likes to try different things. And this is new territory for me. But Joey DeMaio reckons I have a good career ahead of me in symphonic metal! Actually, it was Joey who persuaded Johnny Depp to give up music and become an actor. Johnny had a band in Florida called The Kids. Joey told him to forget being a guitarist! So he doesn’t give out praise lightly. The other thing is that I am apparently a descendent of Charlemagne. But then, everyone in Italy thinks they are...” Tony: “Yeah, he’s probably my ancestor as well. My family comes from Naples. So, you and I might be related!” Sir Christopher: “What I am most proud of with this album is that it’s historically accurate. He was a fascinating character: great king, great warrior, a father, devout Christian. But he had to be tough at times. He invited all the tribal chiefs of the Saxons to meet him, and then chopped off their heads. That’s a story we relate in the song The Bloody Verdict Of Verden. He did it to protect his own kingdom. In my time I’ve executed two monarchs...” Tony: “Yeah, and a lot of people have done you in as well!” Sir Christopher: “Ha, true. How unfair. Right now, we’re thinking of turning Charlemagne into a musical, and there’s also room for a second album. I also want to turn the story of Don Quixote into an album, and possibly a film. I’ve asked Spaniards if they’d accept me playing the role, and they appear positive. He is a Spanish icon, so that acceptance is important.” Tony: “It’s amazing that you’ve got so much work behind you – something like 280 films – and yet you still carry on...” Sir Christopher: “I have six more films ready to come out, although some of them only involved one day’s work. I recall David Niven once telling me that he got very nervous about a week before the end of a movie project, because he didn’t know where his next job was coming from. And he was a great star. I think all actors worry about where work is coming from. Even at my age, it concerns me.” Tony: “The same applies to musicians. You’re always worried about what’s around the corner. Musicians and actors are alike in many ways. In fact, when I go onstage I’m acting a role, really.” Sir Christopher: “That’s the way I approached the Charlemagne album. I was acting within a musical context. I think I’m very lucky in my career, in that when I started people saw my films, then the next generation watched them on TV. Since then, videos and now DVDs have kept them in the spotlight for each generation. And, of course, Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings mean I’m known to the very young, so people across five decades recognise my work. But metal, that’s for the young really, isn’t it?” Tony: “I think it’s for everyone. We’ve noticed that these days you’ve got families – grandparents, parents and kids – coming to gigs. It doesn’t have a generation gap. So, there’s hope for both of us!” Sir Christopher: “Perhaps we should think of working together?” Tony: “I’ll write a song and send it over to you, see what you think and we’ll go from there.” Sir Christopher:“I have to warn you that I can’t read music at all. But then some great opera singers can’t either.” Tony: “Neither can I. So that’s one more thing we’ve got in common!”
  10. A lot of folks tried their teeth on War Pigs, from Bathory to (gasp!) Cat Power to the guy in the bedroom across your wall. There are many great takes on the song out there, and many dreadful versions as well. Why not share some? This is by far my favourite: although very minimalistic in the approach, it manages to convey the cold-heartedness, the alienated cruelty of "The Generals" and the madness of war. Another one that comes with Tony Iommi's seal of approval, nonetheless:
  11. http://www.hellbound.ca/2013/12/bill-ward-the-hellbound-interview/ What bands excite you as the torchbearers in modern metal? Oh God, there are so many! Amon Amarth are progressing really well. And I’ve got to wave the flag for bands like Soilwork, who are not necessarily new, but what they are doing is progressing, and they’re playing so f***ing well. Same with a band like Devildriver, where I’ll be listening and wonder “What are they gonna do next?” I’m blown away by those guys. Another one of my favorite bands is Celtic Frost. I also really like Today Is The Day. And – I know it’ll never happen, what with Henke’s passing, but I also wish we could have a reincarnation of Disfear.
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