In a new interview with the Birmingham Mail in England, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi provided an update on his cancer treatment. The guitarist has been receiving treatment at the Parkway Hospital in Solihull. He will have to return home from tour on a regular basis in order to receive treatment.
Danko Jones is a Toronto-based hard rock trio comprising of vocalist/guitarist Danko Jones, bassist John Calabrese and drummer Atom Willard. The band released their sixth studio album, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, late last year, and are now hard at work on a North American tour with Danish rockers Volbeat.
Yngwie Malmsteen has announced his Spellbound tour, which kicks off April 24 in Cleveland. While most of the tour's 28 dates take place in the US, he also ventures into Canada, Puerto Rico, Dubai and the Czech Republic, where he'll play the Masters of Rock Festival.
Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival took place this past Friday and Saturday night at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Besides Clapton, this year's lineup included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Jimmie Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray and Vince Gill.
Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, July 16 via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce). Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.
Ozzy Osbourne posted a message to his Facebook page late last night, apologizing for his "insane behavior" while drinking and taking drugs over the past year and a half. He also denied rumors that he's splitting from his wife, Sharon.
Black Sabbath, who have been releasing regular announcements regarding singles, album track listings, studio videos and tours, have now announced four summer shows in North America. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour will go on sale this Saturday, April 20, at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.