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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi’s Cancer Is in Remission

10 August 2016 11:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Here’s some news to applaud — or at least throw some horns to. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012, has announced that his cancer is in remission, the Birmingham Mail reports. “I am in remission and, hopefully, this situation will continue,” Iommi said, adding that he realizes that the illness could return at some point. Also Read: Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Struggle With Sex Addiction: 'I'm Mortified' “The chemotherapy and the follow-up treatment appear to have done the trick — but I’m aware that it could come back one day,” the 68-year-old musician said. Iommi (pictured above center), who’s currently. »

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Black Sabbath Reveals Last-Ever Us Tour Date

9 June 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Get ready to say bye-bye to Black Sabbath, America. And watch out, Alamo. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and crew announced their last-ever tour date in America on Thursday, marking the beginning of the end for a decades-long campaign of head-banging and hearing damage. Also Read: Ozzy Osbourne Suffered 'Elder Abuse,' Daughter Kelly Suggests The final three Black Sabbath shows in America will kick off Nov. 8 at the Bok Center in Tulsa, followed by a Nov. 10 show at Houston’s Toyota Center. The heavy metal legends’ American swan song will take place Nov. 12 at At&T Center in San Antonio, »

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Flashback: Watch Black Sabbath Become Wild Beatles-Style Kids' Cartoon

22 January 2016 9:11 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Black Sabbath became a wacky, Scooby Doo or Beatles-style cartoon in the early 2000s, when animator and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog creator Robert Smigel broke out his running SNL bit TV Funhouse into a half-hour show. The show ran like a Seventies kids' show with a host, Doug Dale, who hung out with a bunch of animal puppets – including some voiced by Smigel – and introduced not-ready-for-primetime spots in the vein of his Ambiguously Gay Duo and X-Presidents bits. The show was short-lived, but its eight episodes were just long »

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