Tony Iommi, the legendary guitar player of Black Sabbath, spoke to Planet Rock on the red carpet of the Kerrang! Awards in London on Thursday, June 21, that he will "eventually" start writing and putting some new music together! Asked about his future plans, Immi said: "I'm going to carry on playing, but I've been taking it easy, you know, just to figure out what and pick things that I want to do as opposed to… You know, when you do a tour you have to go out there for a year, 18 months, so that time's gotta be taken. But now I don't have to do that, and I can pick and choose what I want to do. So, I've been doing a lot of charity stuff, and eventually, I will start writing and putting some stuff together."

He also said about the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England: "I haven't spoken to Geezer Butler about it, but I know Ozzy wants to do it and I'm up for that. I think it's great. We're from Birmingham and if we can represent Birmingham and they ask us, that's great. If we can still play by that time. And if we're still here."

 

Vinnie Paul Abbott, former Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah drummer, has passed away. He was 54 years old. The legendary musician died on Friday in Las Vegas, where he owned a home. No other information has been available. Myth of Rock would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of Vinnie. You will be missed, R.I.P. 


Latest update:

According to Vinnie Paul's family, he died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas.

Guardians Of Time is seen as one of the leading heavy/power metal bands in Norway, with members holding experience from other bands such as Trail Of Tears, Susperia and Harm. Focusing on in-your-face heavy metal and live performances filled with circus, power and energy, the band is always focusing on giving their audience what they want; a heavy metal party! The recent years they have toured Europe six times, supporting bands like Sabaton, Sepultura and Fear Factory. GUARDIANS OF TIME have played in Serbia, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Re­public, Slovenia and Romania.

In May 2015 the band released their fourth album ”Rage and Fire”, an album that was mixed at Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, Hammerfall, In Flames, Opeth, Soilwork etc) and released on Wormholedeath and Tmina records, distributed by Aural Music. The cover artwork was done by Carlos Cabrera. 

Fast forward to 2018, their fifth album “Tearing up the World” is now done, mixed and mastered in cooperation with Studio Fredman. Artwork is made by Carlos Cabrera. The album also features guest performances of Abbath and Tim ”Ripper” Owens and is set for release through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records in October 2018!

Foreigner is back with all original members! Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones for their ticketed reunion concert, which will take place at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota, on August 4th. These original members had joined the legendary AOR band only for surprise appearances in the past. So it is time to enjoy all of them together for the first time in years!

Mick Jones says: "It's been incredible to have Lou, Dennis, Al, Ian and Rick join us for some surprise appearances throughout the past few years. It always brings back special memories. But now, for the first time, we are letting our fans know we'll be making history together at The Buffalo Chip on August 4th with a Foreigner reunion concert, and we hope they'll come on down to Sturgis and join us!"

Let's hope they will embark on a full tour and that we will have the chance to see them live also in Europe! 

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