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Black Sabbath is adding more dates to its upcoming North American tour. The full itinerary will now take the band across 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including the previously announced four dates in Holmdel, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto.
Sabbath will kick off the outing July 25th in Houston, Texas. New stops include Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. Fans can RSVP for May 2nd presale tickets through Live Nation on Facebook. Tickets for the general public will go on sale next Saturday, May 4th.
Black Sabbath launched their world tour April 20th with two shows in Auckland, New Zealand. The lineup includes Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The band is previewing music from their upcoming album, titled, 13, due out June 11th.
Here are the dates for Black Sabbath's North American tour:
DATE CITY VENUE
+Thu- Jul 25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
+Sat-Jul 27 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
~Fri-Aug 02 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
*Sun-Aug 04 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
+Tue-Aug 06 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
+Thu-Aug 08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
+Sat-Aug 10 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
^Mon-Aug 12 Boston, MA Comcast Center
*Wed-Aug 14 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
+Fri Aug 16 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
+Sun-Aug 18 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
+Thu-Aug 22 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
*Sat-Aug 24 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
+Mon-Aug 26 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
+Wed-Aug 28 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
+Fri-Aug 30 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
+Sun-Sep 01 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
*Tue-Sep 03 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena
*Previously announced date.
^On sale Friday, May 3
+On sale Saturday, May 4
~On sale, Friday May 10
Foo Fighters head honcho Dave Grohl and his band mate Taylor Hawkins inducted Rush into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last week, and Grohl told Rolling Stone it was an emotional experience.
"It's terrifying to play your favorite band's song in front of your favorite band. It's one thing to sit in the basement and woodshed “2112” – it's another to stand in front of Rush in a f**king kimono and a wig, and try to use a wah-wah pedal in your platform shoes."
Grohl was inspired to become a drummer after hearing Rush’s Neil Peart so meeting him at rehearsals was a big moment in his life. But, what did Peart do to make him cry? Grohl explains: "This man was as influential as any religion, or any hero. He said: 'So nice to meet you. Can I make you a coffee?' And he made me a coffee. Later on that night, I went to dinner and had a couple of glasses of wine. And I started f**king crying, because my hero made me a cup of coffee."
The Rolling Stones have announced a scheduling change for the opening night of their “50 & Counting” tour.
The band will now kick things off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday May 3.
The original May 2 show was rescheduled due to the NBA playoff schedule.
Fans are being advised to hold on to their tickets as they will be honored for the rescheduled date.
The tour will see the Stones play 17 shows across North America, wrapping up June 21 in Philadelphia.
Lots of hard rockers have been moonlighting and taking up acting jobs in recent years, including METALLICA's Lars Ulrich, KORN's Jonathan Davis and SLIPKNOT's Shawn "Clown" Crahan and now GODSMACK singer Sully Erna will make his feature film acting debut in an upcoming movie called "Army Of The Damned" that begins production on April 22.
Erna recently played six solo shows on the East Coast, beginning on March 22 in Atlantic City that featured songs from the entire span of Erna's career, including GODSMACK tracks and tunes from his 2010 debut solo album, "Avalon".
GODSMACK has also booked some scattered festival dates this summer.
3 Doors Down bass player Robert Todd Harrell was arrested on Friday on vehicular homicide and drug charges after he was involved in a fatal crash in Nashville, Tn.
Reports state that Harrell's Cadillac clipped a pickup truck at a high rate of speed, which caused the truck to go out of control, strike a guardrail, head down an embankment and overturn.
The driver of the pickup was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the truck. He was pronounced dead after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Harrell's car reportedly stopped a quarter mile away and struck a retaining wall. Police suspected that he was under the influence and they said that he showed signs of being impaired during field sobriety tests.
Harrell reportedly admitted to drinking hard cider and taking prescription meds and deputies discovered a plastic bag in his sock during booking which contained Xanax, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone pills and he was eventually charged with vehicular homicide and bringing controlled substances into the jail.
He was arrested last year for driving under the influence.
Alright Rush fans, it finally happened. Congrats on your favorite band finally being inducted into the Rock Hall! Now all I can do is wait for KISS, Motley Crue and the Monkees to finally get their nod! (I can dream, right?)
Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of FOO FIGHTERS inducted RUSH at the 28th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, which was held last night at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Grohl said in his induction speech, "From day one, the band built its following the right way. No hype, no (baloney), they did it from the ground up without any help from the mainstream press… Their influence is undeniable and their devoted fan base is only rivaled by the GRATEFUL DEAD. Look at you people, all of you people, right here! And their legacy is that of a band that stayed true to themselves no matter how uncool they may have seemed to anyone."
RUSH drummer Neil Peart said, "We've been saying for a long time, years, that this wasn't a big deal. Turns out, it kind of is."
RUSH singer/bassist Geddy Lee thanked "the most passionate, incredible fan base around the globe …for not only supporting and encouraging our musical progress over the years, but for the insistence of their voices, which has most certainly led us to this evening."
The ceremony will be broadcast on May 18 on HBO at 9 p.m.
Ozzy Osbourne has admitted to a year-and-a-half-long alcohol and drug relapse but has denied that he is planning to divorce his wife of 31 years,Sharon.
After a report surfaced in the British tabloid The Sun claiming that theBLACK SABBATH singer and his wife/manager are living apart and haven't seen each other in weeks, a spokesman for Sharon released a statement claiming that Ozzy and his wife "were still together."
The spokesman added: "They’ve both got huge work commitments. She is at the hotel for work and he is starting his BLACK SABBATH tour.
"Of course they row, but they are still together. Sharon and Ozzy have spent long periods of time apart before when she was working in the U.K. The marriage is not on the rocks."
In a statement posted earlier tonight on his Facebook page, Ozzy said: "For the last year and a half, I have been drinking and taking drugs. I was in a very dark place and was an a**hole to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.
"Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I’m just trying to be a better person.
"I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my bandmates for my insane behavior during this period… and my fans.
"God bless, Ozzy."
In a 2011 interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Osbourne — whose struggles with addiction have been widely reported and acknowledged throughout his career — was asked if moderation was something he could achieve. "I can‘t drink and I can't do drugs," he replied. "I mean, I live in California and I could get a bag of mild marijuana from the doctor, but who I am f**king kidding? I'd start out with a mild bag of marijuana and I'd end up with a f**king bag of crack. My mind runs away with the fantasy because one drink, or one joint, or one whatever doesn't apply to me but my head still thinks it does. I will think about it and my head runs away with the thought."