Black Sabbath Were Coachella Headliners

Sadly, the newly-reformed metal act were forced to cancel after Tony Iommi's recent cancer diagnosis. But will they continue recording?

Black Sabbath Were Coachella Headliners
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Black Sabbath were set to headline this year's Coachella Festival, but were forced to pull out after news that guitarist Tony Iommi has cancer. Although the band were never officially announced as part of the lineup, Billboard say the rumour has been confirmed by multiple industry sources. It is unclear which of the current headliners of Radiohead, The Black Keys or Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg moved up the bill to replace their slot. Iommi's illness was originally announced via the Black Sabbath 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 & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery." Despite the sad news, Black Sabbath will continue with plans to record its first album in 33 years with producer Rick Rubin (or at least, Rubin's assistant). Work on the album will continue in the UK while Tony recovers.

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    jordo246
    God damnit, everytime something awesome happens something ruins it, its like the universe wants to only listen to shitty music
    SuicidalFreak
    I hope Tony will recover in time for the new Sabbath tour. It would be a disaster if they did it without him.
    xAntichristx79x
    SuicidalFreak wrote: I hope Tony will recover in time for the new Sabbath tour. It would be a disaster if they did it without him.
    I doubt any of the tour would happen at all if Tony wasn't there. Tony is the only member who has been involved with EVERYTHING Black Sabbath related, never has another guitarist been involved, so to do something like a reunion tour with some other guy in his place would feel so ungodly wrong.
    scrymusic
    It its the original band with original members. The album should be great regardless.. Hope tony gets better and bears this.
    Chemical4444
    Despite the sad news, Black Sabbath will continue with plans to record its first album in 33 years with producer Rick Rubin (or at least, Rubin's assistant).
    Ahaha !
    slaveskinJACKET
    xAntichristx79x wrote: Despite the sad news, Black Sabbath will continue with plans to record its first album in 33 years with producer Rick Rubin (or at least, Rubin's assistant). That's messed up too... maybe 33 years since Ozzy was around, but the other albums with all the others shouldn't be disregarded either, although you know Ozzy most likely won't sing Heaven and Hell or Zero the Hero on tour.
    It would be weird to hear Ozzy sing Heaven and Hell, etc., anyway.
    xAntichristx79x
    Despite the sad news, Black Sabbath will continue with plans to record its first album in 33 years with producer Rick Rubin (or at least, Rubin's assistant).
    That's messed up too... maybe 33 years since Ozzy was around, but the other albums with all the others shouldn't be disregarded either, although you know Ozzy most likely won't sing Heaven and Hell or Zero the Hero on tour.
    Kueller917
    slashof wrote: It was the Black Keys
    I'm pretty sure it was the Black Keys too. They're pretty popular but I do know some who were a bit surprised to see them get the headlining spot.
    jacobdubya
    I would say the Black Keys as well. Radiohead has probably headlined every festival for the past ten years, and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have also been established for quite some time. The Black Keys have gained a lot of popularity, but never considered a headlining act I don't think. Well, until now.