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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.5: Breaking down the real reasons behind the Black Sabbath/Bill Ward split

December 20th, 2012

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Our analysis of the real (i.e., financial) reasons for the Black Sabbath/Bill Ward split is another article you can file in the Thrash Hits no-one-else-could-publish-this folder. Most websites don’t have the stones to analyse anything deeper than 200 words, and no music magazine was going to seriously tackle this topic – after all, why sacrifice their chances of securing a coveted Black Sabbath cover feature just for the sake of some trouble-making?

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‘On The Road’ episode 3 brings Jesse Hughes to Diamond Head’s doorstep

October 11th, 2012

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Another week, another episode of Vice/Marshall’s third series of On The Road is now online today – this week, Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal tours Birmingham gathering stories on the early years of Black Sabbath, discusses how the industrial accident that chopped off the tips of two fingers of Tony Iommi’s hand helped shape his guitar playing, and then on to Stourbridge to catch up with Diamond Head.

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Marshall Amps and Midlands Metal – episode 2 of Jesse Hughes’ Black Sabbath pilgrimage for Vice’s ‘On The Road’ is now online

October 4th, 2012

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Episode 2 of Vice/Marshall’s third series of On The Road made its way online today – this week Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal makes his way to Milton Keynes to visit the home of Marshall Amplification, and then on to Birmingham to meet the influential – yet relatively unknown – Brummie metallers, Quartz. You can check the episode out after the jump.

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Watch the first episode of Jesse Hughes’ Black Sabbath pilgrimage for Vice’s ‘On The Road’ series

September 27th, 2012

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Last week we told you about Vice/Marshall’s third series of On The Road was about Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal investigating the dark history of Black Sabbath and the very roots of heavy metal – well, today’s the day that the first episode makes its way online. You can (and should) check it out after the jump.

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Vice’s ‘On The Road’ series returns for season 3: Jesse Hughes and his Black Sabbath pilgrimage

September 21st, 2012

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We’ve told you about Vice/Marshall’s On The Road series and why you need it in your life before – well, it’s back for a third series, and this time Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal is going back to the very roots of heavy metal and heading out on a pilgrimage to uncover the dirty roots of the band that arguably started it all: Black Sabbath.

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Live: Black Sabbath @ Birmingham Academy – 19 May 2012

May 21st, 2012

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What is tonight? In an ideal world, it should have been an intimate homecoming/warm-up show ahead of a massive headline set at Download Festival 2012 but instead the headlines only talk about contract disputes and the naysayers talk about the possibility of Black Sabbath being utterly awful tonight due to myriad reasons (Ozzy being Ozzy, Tony Iommi’s battle with cancer). Ultimately, the godfathers of heavy metal are playing to 3000 people in their hometown. Let’s take it at face value for now…

Six things we learnt while watching Black Sabbath play in Birmingham

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Bill Ward/Black Sabbath spat continues; internet gossip-mongers rejoice/despair.

May 21st, 2012

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We like a massive feud as much as the next person – after all, ridiculous band-drama is our bread and butter here at Thrash Hits – but this ongoing Bill Ward/Black Sabbath situation is really starting to get ridiculous. As soon as we’ve posted one missive from a band member on the situation, another one pops up. And being the (ir)responsible website that we are, we have to keep posting them.

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