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Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Features Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath will reportedly be one of the headliners of this summer’s Lollapalooza, with advance word of the three-day festival’s lineup leaking from a Brazilian website.

According to Tenhomaisdiscosqueamigos.com, Sabbath will appear along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, former White Stripes frontman Jack White and the Black Keys. The group, who will perform as part of the Download festival in the U.K. on June 10, had promised to also perform one U.S. show after cancelling nearly all their massive 2012 reunion world tour plans following guitarist Tony Iommi’s lymphoma diagnosis.
 
The rest of the bill is typically light on classic rock, with more alternative-leaning acts such as Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In and the Shins landing high spots on the bill. Still, we’re going to be there with bells on and we highly suggest our fellow attendees check out Austin, Texas psychedelic rockers the Black Angels.
 
The line-up is due to be officially announced this Wednesday, April 11 on the festival’s official website, so maybe don’t book your tickets just yet. Lollapalooza takes place in Chicago’s Grant Park between August 3 and 5 this year

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Black Sabbath Announces Warm-Up Show

Even rock legends need to make time for practice, so in order to work out the kinks before their summer reunion shows, Black Sabbath have scheduled an intimate warm-up show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, England.

The gig is penciled in for May 19, a few weeks before the band’s planned headlining set at the Download Festival over the weekend of June 8-10. According to the NME’s report, the set list may make room for some of the new songs Sabbath has been working on in the studio with producer Rick Rubin.
 
Guitarist Tony Iommi, who’s battle with lymphoma forced the band to cancel the majority of their planned reunion world tour, is scheduled to appear — but there’s still no word on the involvement of drummer Bill Ward, who fell out with his bandmates almost immediately after the reunion was announced and has been holding out for a better contract.
 
As the NME points out, Sabbath has said they’ll move on without Ward, but they haven’t announced a replacement yet, so there’s still some hope that he’ll be behind the drums when the band takes the stage again — and walking out together at the O2 Academy would certainly be a dramatic way of announcing that fences have been mended.

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Black Sabbath Reveal They’ve Written 15 New Songs, Offer Hint at New Album Title

Tony Iommi‘s lymphoma diagnosis may have stopped the reunited (and Bill Ward-less) Black Sabbath from touring for now, but it has not interfered with their creative output or their songwriting process. In a recent video chat with the NME.com, frontman Ozzy Osbourne revealed that the band has penned 15 new songs and even offered a tiny hint at the new album title.
 
“We’ve written about 15 songs so far,” the frontman stated. “Whether they all get on the album, I don’t know. We just keep on writing.” He also cryptically referenced the title, saying, “Next year, 2013, is a good clue to what we’re going to call the album.” Hmm, put those thinking caps on, metal fans.
 
Bassist Geezer Butler also chimed in, revealing how uber producer Rick Rubin has factored into the process. “Rick Rubin sat us down, put the first album on and said, ‘Listen to this. Imagine it’s 1969. You just did that. What would you do next?,’” Butler shared.
 
That’s quite a challenge and certainly the right way to get the creative juices flowing, isn’t it? That’s why he’s Rick Rubin, and largely considered one of the best producers in the business.
 
Iommi confirmed that the band looked to its own past for the new album, saying, “It’s taken on the flavor of the old stuff in the way we put things together, but with a different look on it.”
 
We can’t wait to hear the fruits of Sabbath’s labor.

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Black Sabbath have confirmed their first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978 will be called 13, and it’s due for release in June.