Ozzy Osborne Declares No New Sabbath Album After All

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In an interview Ozzy Osbourne has contradicted previous statement, now saying there will be in fact no new Black Sabbath album to coincide with “The End” World Tour dates. The band had spent several years touting the work towards one more album following the smash success of 2013’s 13 comeback album.

 

Ozzy on the change of direction about a new Sabbath album:

We were gonna do one before the tour, but I’m 67 in December, it would take three or four years to write and record an album, by which time I’ll be f—ing 73 or 72 or something,” Ozzy tells veteran rock journalist Gary Graff in a new interview. “So we decided just to do a farewell tour. If we did an album and it went to No. 2, people would go, ‘It’s over.’ There’s only one more place you can go after No. 1 and that’s No. 2, you know.”

You can here the entire interview between Ozzy and veteran music journalist Gary Graff at this link:

 

Both Ozzy and Tony Iommi had both gone on record confirming a new record was in the works. A second US leg of the “The End” tour dates went on sale today (pre-sale) and go on sale tomorrow.

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Black Sabbath USA tour dates, summer 2016:
Aug 17: Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 19: Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 21: Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 23: Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 25: Boston, MA Xfinity Center
Aug 27: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 29: Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 31: Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
Sept 02: Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sept 04: Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept 07: Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept 09: Albuquerque, NM Isleta Ampitheater
Sept 11: Salt Lake City, UT USANA Ampitheater
Sept 13: Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Arena
Sept 15: Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Sept 17 :Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sept 19: Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
Sept 21: Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion

Other Black Sabbath tour dates, 2016:

Jan 20: Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Jan 22: Chicago, IL United Center
Jan 25: Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Jan 27: Winnipeg MN MTS Centre
Jan 30: Edmonton, AB Rexall Centre
Feb 01: Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Feb 03: Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Feb 06: Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Feb 09: San Jose, CA SAP Pavilion
Feb 11: Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Feb 13: Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
Feb 15: Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Feb 17: Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Feb 19: Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb 21: Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
Feb 23: Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Feb 25: New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Feb 27: New York, NY Madison Square Garden


Apr 15: Perth, AU Perth Arena
Apr 17: Adelaide, AU Entertainment Centre
Apr 19: Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena
Apr 23: Sydney, AU Allphones Arena
Apr 25: Brisbane, AU Entertainment Centre
Apr 28: Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
Apr 30: Dunedin, NZ Forsyth Barr Stadium


Jun 01: Budapest,Hungary Groupama Arena
Jun 08: Berlin, Germany Waldebuhne
Jun: 11 Donington, UK Download **
Jun 13 Verona, IT Arena Di Verona
Jun 15: Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadon
Jun 17: Dessel,Belgium Grasspop **
Jun 23: Halden, Norway Tons of Rock **
Jun 25: Copenhagen, DE Copenhell **
Jun 28: Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Jun 30 Prague, Czech Rep. 02 Arena
Jul 02: Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
Jul 5: Riga, Latvia Riga Arena
Jul 07: Helsinki, Finland Monsters of Rock **
Jul 09: Stockholm, Sweden Monsters of Rock **
Jul 12: Moscow, Russia Olympisky Arena
**Denotes festival appearance

 

Tool Frontman Won’t Speculate On New Album Release Date

Maynard James Keenan of Tool, photo credit Jim Louvau

Maynard James Keenan of Tool, photo credit Jim Louvau

Tool Front man Maynard James Keenan gave a rare and wide ranging interview to the Phoenix New Times newspaper in which he offered no release date for a new Tool album, dismissed obsessive fans, and praised one of his other bands, Puscifer as more versatile outlet for his talents.

Excerpts::

On experimentation and Tool versus Puscifer comparisons

“I experiment with all these places I’ve been… I’m experimenting with grapes in Arizona, I mean, come on. Everything’s an experiment. But I feel Puscifer has more breadth . . . We can do animation, film, music, scores.”

 

On the role of comedy in his art:

“It’s weird. It shouldn’t be. I mean, this one’s named dick, this one’s named vagina. That’s the start there, okay?”

“Yeah, it’s there. But people miss it because they’re so focused on the other bullshit.”
“It’s lost. Insufferable people . . . It’s just ridiculous, retards. I’m sorry. Can’t help them. Way too serious. Too much. Lighten up.”

 

On playing Monster Mash Music Festival on Halloween, the only Tool show booked for 2015

 

“No, they (the other members of Tool) had to con me into it.”

 

On the whereabouts of the next Tool album.

“There’s nothing to say. I can’t.”

 

Tool headlines the inaugural Monster Mash Music Fest in Tempe Arizona this Saturday. Get tickets here:

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Texas In July Announces Upcoming Farewell Tour Dates

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Texas In July has announced their final shows as a band, with an upcoming European tour as well as select shows with Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers, as well as a brief run with Gideon. The Ephrata, PA-based band originally formed in 2007 and signed to Equal Vision Records in 2010. Texas In July is currently comprised of JT Cavey (vocals), Adam Gray (drums), Chris Davis (lead guitar), and Benjamin Witkowski (bass).

TOUR DATES
Gideon w/Texas In July, Kublai Kahn, and Silent Planet
May 08: The End – Nashville, TN
May 09: Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
May 10: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 12: The Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
May 13: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH
May 14: Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
May 15: Empire – West Springfield, VA
May 16: Brooklyn Asylum – Brooklyn, NY (Texas In July only)
May 17: Planet Trog – Allentown PA (Texas In July only)
May 19: Bogies – Albany, NY
May 20: Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC
May 21: Ritual – Ottawa, ON
May 22: Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON
May 23: Hartland Performing Arts – Howell, MI

Texas In July: European Farewell tour
Jun 19: Jera On Air – Ysselsteyn (NL)
Jun 20: Morecore Fest – Köln (DE)
Jun 21: Graspop – Dessel (BE)
Jun 22: Amadeus – Oldenburg (DE) (w/Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers)
Jun 24: Musikzentrum – Hannover (DE) (w/Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers
Jun 25: Barrak – Ostrava (CZ) (w/Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers)
Jun 26: Topfest – Piestany (SK)
Jun 27: KVLT – Budapest (HU) (w/Walking With Strangers only)
Jun 28: Circolo Svolta – Milan (IT) (Dissonance Fest)(w/Walking With Strangers only)
Jun 29: Dynamo Werk 21 – Zurich (CH) (w/Walking With Strangers only)
Jun 30: Backstage – München (DE) (w/Walking With Strangers only)
Jul 01: Bach – Wien (AT) (w/Walking With Strangers only)
Jul 02: Reading 3 Club – Tel Aviv (IL) (w/Chelsea Grin only)
Jul 03: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden (DE) (w/Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers)
Jul 04: With Full Force Festival – Roitzschjora (DE)

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