Veteran British rock bands Motorhead and Black Sabbath have been crowned the kings of heavy metal, winning the top accolades at the UK’s top metal music awards, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. Motorhead, best known for its 1980 hit Ace of Spades, received the Golden Gods awards at the 11th annual ceremony for making a significant contribution to the rock and heavy metal industry over nearly four decades.
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Denmark wins Eurovision contest
Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune Only Teardrops, despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Juries and television viewers across Europe awarded the barefoot, hippie-chic 20-year-old for the catchy love song that is driven by her deep, Shakira-like voice
In the studio with Black Sabbath
‘Fresh marriage fears’ for Osbournes
Review: Black Sabbath still the kings
Review: Black Sabbath still the kings of metal
The old saying goes that ‘the old ones are the best’ and never was there a truer meaning to it than last night at Auckland’s Vector Area. Ozzy Osbourne’s private life may be providing the tabloid press with plenty fodder at the moment, but that was of little concern to the sea of black-clad masses that came to pay homage at the feet of Black Sabbath for the band’s first New Zealand gig in 40 years
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne split
Win a date with Ozzy Osbourne
The fathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath, are set to play two shows in Auckland this month and we’re giving one lucky Stuff reader the chance to hang out with Ozzy Osbourne himself! Osbourne and the original Black Sabbath line up of bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will play at Auckland’s Vector Arena on April 20 and 22. Widely regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time, this will be the first New Zealand show for the original Black Sabbath in nearly 40 years.