Despite recent comments from Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi that he’s left the door open to the band performing one-off shows or even recording a new album, it appears as though Sabbath’s “The End” farewell tour may very well have been the end of the band. Yesterday they shared an image on social media of their logo with the dates 1968-2017.
Tom DeLonge says that the door is wide open for him to reunite with Blink-182, and says that he’s been discussing the options of his return with Travis Barker. Tom was replaced by The Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba after Tom reportedly told his bandmates that he was busy with too many other projects to work with the band; he also says that he was tired of the grind.
When a couple dozen Depeche Mode pre-sale ticket holders were randomly selected to attend a private event in New York a couple of days ago, they assumed it was a listening event where they’d be treated to a preview of the band’s new album, Spirit, ahead of its release on March 17th. Instead, they were treated to a private party to watch the band rehearse for their upcoming tour.
Founding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley believes that the odds are 50-50 that he will reunite with the band at some point. This runs counter to recent comments from guitarist Paul Stanley, who said that even though he gets along with Ace, he’s not interested in taking the band back 15 years for the sake of a reunion.