Heavy Metal Headbangers Bang Heads: Ozzy ‘the Wizard’ Osbourne gives Tony ‘Embryo’ Iommi a little less Heaven and a little more Hell: Sues over use of Black Sabbath Trademark…


This is really a Symptom of the Universe.. I mean you are Killing Yourself to Live in this Wicked World when you turn your band brand into an Electric Funeral for the lawyers to get rich..Is Ozzman Paranoid from too many years Snowblind? Is Tony a Zero or Hero? Don’t let the War Pigs get you down and Turn Up the Night cause it’s  A Hard Road and everyone knows that Fairies Wear Boots….hey wonder if Ronnie James Dio gets a piece of the action? After all Mob Rules and he wouldn’t want to be Last in Line….

Here is Sabbath in Phoenix on New Years Eve 1998 doing ‘Killing Yourself to Live’, MiM was there !! (Oz is soo right, they would NOT have packed the ballpark without Ozzy and Geezer)

Via Josh Modell at A.V. Club:

Below, a statement from Ozzy Osbourne regarding his lawsuit against Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi. The real question: Whose side will Satan take in this dispute?

“It is with great regret that I had to resort to legal action against my long term partner, Tony Iommi, but after three years of trying to resolve this issue amicably, I feel I have no other recourse.  As of the mid-1990’s, after constant and numerous changes in band members, the brand of “Black Sabbath” was literally in the toilet and Tony Iommi (touring under the name Black Sabbath) was reduced to performing in clubs.

Since 1997 when Geezer, Bill and myself rejoined the band, Black Sabbath has returned to its former glory as we headlined sold-out arenas and amphitheatres playing to upwards of 50,000 people at each show around the world.  We worked collectively to restore credibility and bring dignity back to the name “Black Sabbath” which lead to the band being inducted into the UK and US Rock & Roll Hall of Fames in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Throughout the last 12 years, it was my management representatives who oversaw the marketing and quality control of the “Black Sabbath” brand through OZZFEST, touring, merchandising and album reissues. The name “Black Sabbath” now has a worldwide prestige and merchandising value that it would not have had by continuing on the road it was on prior to the 1997 reunion tour.

Tony, I am so sorry it’s had to get to this point by me having to take this action against you.  I don’t have the right to speak for Geezer and Bill, but I feel that morally and ethically the trademark should be owned by the four of us equally.  I hope that by me taking this first step that it will ultimately end up that way.

We’ve all worked too hard and long in our careers to allow you to sell merchandise that features all our faces, old Black Sabbath album covers and band logos, and then you tell us that you own the copyright.  We’re all in our 60’s now. The Black Sabbath legacy should live on long after we have all gone.  Please do the right thing.”

Tony, Ozzman and Geezer interviewed on the 97 Reunion, I understand the Dude with the Spanish accent far better than I understand Ozzy..

* Video courtesy of WesleyDeathCrow


May 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Heavy Metal, Music, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Update: MiM gives it two comedy horror thumbs up!!! Drag Me To Hell Movie Review: Beyond The Trailer

UPDATE: MiM saw the film yesterday. It was a Raimi homage to Evil Dead fans, but not the ultimate Evil Dead flick we hope to get with nmbr 4 (hopefully as soon as he is done with Spidey 4!) But we need to give him time to give us LOtS season 2 also, busy busy is Sam!) It was a good basic horror plotline with good effects and the Raimi horror humour that is uniquely his…Go see it so the studios give us more ORIGINAL horror films and less YARMs…and it gets you jumping without the over the top gorefest of films like Saw 14 and Zombie’s Halloween YARM which IMO suck, when Raimi lets lots of blood fly it is funny gross not disgusting gross, only Raimi gives that vibe…two thumbs up

There are a few moments when the gypsy is being evicted and I yelled call ACORN, could not help it, LOL


May 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Suspense, Uncategorized. Comments off.

What’s in store for Spiderman 4?

Courtesy of ITN: Director Sam Raimi explains what we can expect in the next installment of his superhero franchise… Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/itn_on

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May 30, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Summer Fiction: Urban Fantasy Anthology – ‘Strange Brew’ featuring Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs and more…


Release date July 7, 2009

Available on Amazon for $10.19

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (July 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312383363
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312383367

Editorial Review:

Product Description
Today’s hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic!

In Charlaine Harris’ “Bacon,” a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line to find out who killed her beloved husband. In “Seeing Eye” by Patricia Briggs, a blind witch helps sexy werewolf Tom Franklin find his missing brother—and helps him in more ways than either of them ever suspected.  And in Jim Butcher’s “Last Call,” wizard Harry Dresden takes on the darkest of dark powers—the ones who dare to mess with his (sic) favorite beer.

For anyone who’s ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who’s imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!

May 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense, Uncategorized, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

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