Black Sabbath: New DVD and Guitarist Alive and Well


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Today's Lesson: Tell your rocker friends immediately to never make a "Get Well" song about you.

Black Sabbath, the English rock band led by Ozzy Osbourne, have been thrashing since 1968. After a long hiatus, they released Live…Gathered in Their Masses this year on November 26th to great reception.

This recent release follows up their comeback studio album entitled 13. Beyond it being Black Sabbath's first album since 1995, one of the most interesting facts about this album involves a song that didn't even make 13 at all.

During the Black Sabbath's reunion, guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma. Bassist Geezer Butler was inspired by the bad news to write a song entitled Hanging by a Thread. He recently told Revolver magazine that the song was,"very much about dying, about giving your last breath and passing your spirit on."

Which could be seen as a compassionate and moving gesture-- except that Tony Iommi is alive and well at least a year later after the song was penned.

Black Sabbath has had an excellent (and death-free, thankfully) year with a number one album in numerous countries and a Living Legend award at the Classic Rock awards. The Live...Gathered in their Masses DVD is receiving rave reviews such as these,

and we wish Tony Iommi the best on his current fight. Looking forward to what the future holds for Black Sabbath.

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