Black Sabbath is gearing up for the release of their first album with Ozzy Osbourne in decades and with that album will be a tour. The big question is when will they be in the US? Well, they’ve got a confirmed date in Canada August 14th. It’s expected that the band will be touring North America through July and September. The band announced late 2011 that they’d get back together for a new album but they suffered a few setbacks with Tony Iommi getting diagnosed with cancer and the band having contractual problems with original drummer Bill Ward. The new album, titled 13 is expected out this summer.
Remembering the pipe
Speaking of Ozzy, Rob Zombie is out in an interview with Fuse at SXSW about doing some crazy stuff with the likes of Ozzy and Rick James. Now, if you’re familiar with the wild things Rick James and Ozzy are known for, you can imagine what the three were up to. Zombie has a big year with his latest movie Lords of Salem out April 19th and the album Venamous Rat Regeneration Vendor out April 23rd.
He’s out of rehab and finding something new to occupy his time … Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong is writing more music, this time for another theatrical play. The New York Times reports that Armstrong is helping with the music for These Paper Bullets. The play is a rock opera based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The final production is expected March of 2014. Surely this is something that will help keep Armstrong from hitting the phara and booze bottles. Armstrong wrote the music for American Idiot which has been very successful on Broadway.
Godsmack’s Sully Erna is ready to make his debut on the silver screen. The front man will have a role in the featured film Army of the Damned. Erna will join a bunch of no-named actors, some pro-wrestlers and also N-Sync star Joey Fatone. The movie is about some cops, which Erna will play one, who are followed by a reality TV crew when they stumble upon something horrific. Filming for that masterpiece starts in April.
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