Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Black Sabbath may have played their final concert in their hometown of Birmingham, England, over the weekend but guitarist Tony Iommi says the band is far from done. Speaking to Planet Rock, the guitarist said: "“It’s just the touring for me. It’s time to stop roaming the world and be at home for a bit. When you’re touring you’ve got to go out for six, eight, 12 months or whatever, and you’ve got a schedule that you have to do. Now, if I want to do some TV for a month, I can do that.” He added that the band could release new music, saying: “I don’t think we’ve ruled anything out, apart from me not wanting to tour any more. Who knows? We may do something. We haven’t spoken about it. We haven’t talked about anything, really – but I’m sure something can happen somewhere.”
Vince Staples has confirmed that his new album is coming "very soon" and while details were sparse, the L.A. rapper did release a new single on Friday called "Bagbok" on Friday.
Speaking on his Beats 1 show, Elton John praised George Michael, who passed away on Christmas. The "Rocket Man" singer said of Michael: "I wanted to do a little tribute to him on the show because not only was he a good friend, but he was probably one of the most brilliant songwriters this country’s ever produced, and certainly one of the best vocalists ever -- One of the best in the world.” He added: "It was an amazing friendship based on music to start with, and I remember sitting in the car just off of Hyde Park listening to a cassette of ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’ and I said, ‘George, that’s the nearest record I’ve heard to a Motown record for years and years.’ It was such a great record, and he and I became great friends. I just want to remember him for his wonderful music and his kindness, which people are commenting on.”
Dave Gahan has revealed what happened to him a year ago after he found out his idol, David Bowie, passed away. The Depeche Mode frontman told Rolling Stone: "I had seen the news but it wasn’t until my wife told me he had died that I just broke down in tears. My daughter came out and they were both hugging me. It really affected me. I felt a huge gap. One of the things I was most regrettable about was that I had never really gone up to him at any time I’d seen him in passing and said, ‘You know, David, I bump into you every once in a while, but I’ve never told you how much your music has meant to me and continues to mean to me.'” He added: "I had found somebody in him that I could understand, where I felt I was part of his world, when I felt alienated. And I think that’s why Depeche Mode appeals to a lot of people. Somehow it’s comforting, like, ‘You’re not alone.’ You’re not, of course. None of us are. But music is the thing that crosses all boundaries and brings odd people together.”