Monday, January 9, 2012
Slight Update for Monday January 9th, 2012
Tony Iommi diagnosed with Lymphoma
Sad news from the Black Sabbath camp folks, although hopefully the lymphoma has been caught early enough that treatment will do the business.
This notice was posted today on Tony Iommi's Facebook page:
"With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan--the “IRON MAN” of Rock and Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.
This comes as Black Sabbath...-- Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)—are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Tony. Further information will be released as it becomes available."
Story detail link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/tonyiomm
My thoughts and prayers go out to the man and his family, as I'm sure do yours.
Come on Tony, you can do it man!
AXEL RUDI PELL "Circle Of The Oath" - album cover and tracklisting revealed
Singer Johnny Gioeli, drummer Mike Terrana, keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg , bass player Volker Krawczak and guitarist Axel Rudi Pell entered the studio in late November 2011 with Engineer and Co-Producer Charlie Bauerfeind, to record the next studio album, titled "Circle Of The Oath".
Recordings are finished now and the final touches regarding mixing and mastering will be made this week.
1) THE GUILLOTINE SUITE (INTRO)
2) GHOST IN THE BLACK
3) RUN WITH THE WIND
4) BEFORE I DIE
5) CIRCLE OF THE OATH
6) FORTUNES OF WAR
7) BRIDGES TO NOWHERE
8) LIVED OUR LIVES BEFORE
9) HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS
10) WORLD OF CONFUSION (THE MASQUERADE BALL PT. II)
Configurations: limited edition digipak incl. bonus live track + poster, double gatefold LP with coloured vinyl, standard version and download.
Watch Out for the boxset incl. 2LP, digi, poster, postcard, sticker and much more - limited to 1.000 copies worldwide!
"Circle Of The Oath" will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on March 23rd in Germany, March 26th in Europe and on March 27th in the USA/Canada, followed by the first european leg of the tour:
"Circle Of The Oath"-Tour 2012
AXEL RUDI PELL
20.04. D-Hannover – Capitol
21.04. NL-Weert – De Bosuil
22.04. GB-London - Underworld
24.04. D-Langen – Neue Stadthalle Langen
25.04. D-Saarbrücken - Garage
27.04. D-Nürnberg – Hirsch
28.04. D-Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
29.04. CH-Pratteln – Z7
01.05. D-Erfurt – HsD
02.05. D-Berlin – Columbia Club
04.05. D-Bochum - Zeche (sold out)
05.05. D-Bochum - Zeche (sold out)
06.05. D-Bochum - Zeche (new date)
For more info go to:
Sorry folks, it's a limited update as I have only just learned this news and now I have to get back to the real job ... The one that pays the bills!