Monday, April 15, 2013
Are Members Of BLACK SABBATH & QUEEN Collaborating On A NEW Project?
According to the UK's Birmingham Mail, BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi and QUEEN's Brian May will be recording an album together. Talk about legend meets legend.
The collaboration was born when May went to visit Iommi when he was diagnosed with cancer (read more HERE).
"When I was first ill, Brian May came to visit me at my house in Lapworth," commented Iommi. "I played him some of my stuff, rock riffs that I'd never quite got round to developing, or decided not to use. He said I ought to do something with them.
"It's early days yet, and all my attention in on SABBATH for the foreseeable future, but we may well find some way of working together on them, and making them available in some shape or form.
"One of the ideas we had is that we could make the riffs available, get fans to use them in songs of their own, and see what they come up with. That way they'd effectively be recording with Brian and myself."
"I heard some of the hours of unreleased guitar jams Tony has on tapes and hard drives. I thought it would be great to make a compilation out of them", said May.
"The idea was to put all these riffs out in some form so that people could build their own songs from them. You could make your own music with Tony Iommi on guitar! How great is that!"
As previously announced, BLACK SABBATH will be releasing their comeback record entitled '13' on June 10 via Vertigo (album artwork & details HERE). Yesterday (April 12), the band made an announcement regarding the premiere of a NEW song out of '13'. Read on...
"Black Sabbath will perform a new song from '13' on the season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. It will air Wednesday, May 15th on CBS. No word if they are also behind the crime..."
In anticipation of the most anticipated album of year, SABBATH will be touring Europe this November and December. Here are the confirmed tour dates:
Nov. 20 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 22 - Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 24 - Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
Nov. 26 - Forum, Denmark, Copenhagen
Nov. 28 - Ziggo Dome, Holland, Amsterdam
Nov. 30 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
Dec. 02 - Bercy, Paris, France
Dec. 05 - Fiera Arena, Milan, Italy
Dec. 07 - 02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Dec. 10 - 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec. 12 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec. 14 - Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec. 16 - Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec. 18 - Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec. 20 - LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Other Upcoming BLACK SABBATH tour dates:
- Apr 20: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand
- Apr 22: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand
- Apr 25: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
- Apr 27: Sydney All Phones Arena, Australia
- Apr 28: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
- May 1: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
- May 4: Perth Arena, Australia
- May 12: Ozzfest, Tokyo Makahari Messe, Japan
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