This timeline represents what has happened in the Heaven And Hell project, from the very first announcement until today. I will try to constantly add news items here as things proceed - so make sure you check this page often!
August 16th, 2006: Ronnie was interviewed by the US radio show Rockline where he told that he and Tony Iommi has finished writing a song for their forthcoming Black Sabbath: The Ronnie James Dio Years release, and that they are still working on a second song for the album. At this point the project was still meant to be only those two songs, not something that would be leading anywhere but to those two songs. Of course, after this piece of news the rumor mill already started to talk about the possibility of Black Sabbath reunion with Ronnie on vocals.
October 25th, 2006: Blabbermouth and other metal news sites started to boast an interesting rumor of a reunited Black Sabbath - not with Ozzy but with Ronnie James Dio. According to the rumor the lineup would include Tony Iommi on guitars, Geezer Butler on bass and Bill Ward on drums. No word on the keyboardist at this time. The name for the band would not be Black Sabbath, however, but Heaven and Hell. After this rumor was out, the name issue created lots of speculation and wild guesses on the Internet, but no official word whatsoever about it for quite a while.
The news piece (click here for the original newspiece at Blabbermouth) told that Tony Iommi had confirmed the reunion and that the band would be hitting the road in early 2007.
Later on during the very same day, Joe Siegler of the excellent Black Sabbath site, posted an official confirmation message from Tony Iommi, which basically confirmed the news reported by Blabbermouth and the other web sites. A bit later on Joe posted an interesting quote from Ozzy Osbourne's site which claimed that this new Heaven And Hell project does not have anything to do with Black Sabbath, and that Ozzy wishes Tony and Ronnie much success in their project together.
October 26th, 2006: The official Ronnie James Dio pages confirmed the Heaven And Hell story. So did Geezer Butler's site, but the wording there was a bit more careful than on the other band members' pages.
November 23rd, 2006: Heavy metal news sites - apparently again Blabbermouth being first - brought up a completely new twist to the story. According to the latest news, Bill Ward is no longer involved with the project, and Vinny Appice is the new drummer in the game - basically switching from the Heaven And Hell album lineup to the Mob Rules one.
Again, the rumor mill on the Internet started right away. There were a wide range of rumors concerning Bill Ward's sudden departure, including just about anything from alien abduction to Sharon Osbourne buying Bill Ward off the project. No confirmation and no explanation to the move came immediately, but...
November 24th, 2006: The well-known rock journalist Eddie Trunk reported in his internet blog (the particular article can be found here) that he just returned from his trip to UK where he met the band minus the drummer Bill Ward, who was said to be busy in the studio getting the drum sounds.
November 25th, 2006: A kind of confirmation to the drummer came only two days after the rumors started. At least in what comes to Bill Ward. Eddie Trunk had a lenghty piece on his radio show dedicated to this Heaven and Hell project. According to his information, the drummer situation was actually unknown. He was speculating that the drummer stool might be filled with Vinny Appice and Bill Ward was not mentioned at all.
Eddie Trunk had also other major news concerning the band. He confirmed the Heaven And Hell name for the band, saying that the decision to use that name instead of Black Sabbath, as it would not be right to use the name Black Sabbath for this project. He still owns all the rights to the name Black Sabbath, so technically and legally they'd have the rights to use the name too.
At this stage it came clear that the forthcoming "Black Sabbath: The Ronnie James Dio Years" release is not going to be a box set as it was originally planned, and it is not going to be a double CD release either, as it was planned a bit later on. Instead, it will be a single CD release with tracks off Heaven And Hell, Mob Rules and Dehumanizer albums. There will be two new songs on the album as well, out of the three songs the band had already created by then. The album was said to be out in February 2007.
Eddie Trunk had something about the forthcoming tour as well. According to him, Tony Iommi is very interested in doing longer shows (the Ozzy fronted Black Sabbath gigs were known to be around one hour only) - two hour long sets were mentioned. The tour was said to hit the UK, USA and Canada and it should start soon after the album release.
November 26th, 2006: Bill Ward confirmed that he will not be involved with the project. Not on the new tracks and not on the tour either. He also confirmed that the replacement will be Vinny Appice. However, what comes to an explanation - no reason was given for the change.
According to the earlier news, the new songs were said to be finished already before the drummer change. However, with the confirmation from Bill Ward, one interesting detail about the songs is apparent: It looks like that Bill Ward did indeed record them, but the band recorded the drum tracks again with Vinny Appice.
December 3rd, 2006: Sweden Rock Festival confirmed that Heaven And Hell will headline the festival in Solvesborg, Sweden on June 6-9th, 2007.
December 4th, 2006: Joe Siegler posted on his site that the release date for the new album is going to be April 3rd, 2007 - not in February as it was earlier estimated. This was also confirmed by Rhino Records, who also mentioned that the liner notes for the album will be written by Garry Sharpe-Young - the author who has published two excellent books about Black Sabbath in the recent years. His latest book - "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - The Battle for Black Sabbath" - is likely to be revised during 2007 to reflect the latest moves in the Black Sabbath camp.
December 5th, 2006: No real news today, but one of the wildest rumors concerning Bill Ward's departure and his own words about it. There was a rather rude posting on a couple of Dio related message boards which claimed to have Bill Ward's authentic comments about the reunion. As said, it was quite rude, and Bill Ward confirmed that it was indeed 100% bogus.
December 10th, 2006: Vinny confirmed his joining to the Heaven And Hell lineup in an interview conducted by Hard Rock Haven. According to the interview Vinny received a call from the band, asking him to fly to Birmingham, UK the very next day. Vinny was quick to agree and so he flew in and went to studio to record the tracks right away. He also confirmed that the tour will start in March 2007.
Vinny also commented the new tracks. He described the songs to be very "Sabbath-y" with killer melodies done by Ronnie. Then a very interesting point again: According to Vinny, he heard the original tracks with just the drum machine. Drum machine and not Bill Ward. It might actually be so that the original news about the tracks being ready were actually not fully true..? In any case, Vinny gave lots of praise about Bill, saying that he has been always influenced by Bill's playing and he's honored to always be affiliated with Bill.
December 14th, 2006: News again about the forthcoming songs, this time from the Brave Words metal news site. Martin Popoff - legendary metal journalist and a real Black Sabbath and Dio fan - conducted an interview with Tony Iommi for Brave Words. Tony Iommi commented there the new songs in detail - direct quotes from Joe Siegler's Black Sabbath site:
Tony Iommi also confirmed that there will be no keyboards on the new tracks, but did not comment about the tour. The tour will naturally have to have someone on keyboards as the old songs simply were done with keyboards. This far the keyboards on the Black Sabbath albums and tours have mostly been done by Geoff Nicholls and Adam Wakeman (Joe Siegler's site has a very thorough lineup history for Black Sabbath, including everyone who has even looked at the keyboards in the band.
Tony Iommi also commented the Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath situation shortly. Tony was sure that Black Sabbath will do an album with Ozzy Osbourne at some point, but that it comes down to the time factor. We just have to wait to see what happens.
November 15th, 2006: MTV.com had an interview from Ronnie James Dio. It did not have any specific news, just a recap of what had happened this far, and confirmed that the whole project was Rhino Records' original idea.
December 15th, 2006: Ronnie was interviewed again by MTV.com about the Heaven And Hell situation. No major news were brought up, but March 3rd was given as the tour start date in Vancouver, Canada.
December 22nd, 2006: Brave Words site (click here for the site or here for the actual article) had a piece again by Martin Popoff about the Heaven And Hell where Ronnie explained the song Shadow of the Wind in detail. In addition to that, he also mentioned that Vinny Appice did the songs in Tony Iommi's home studio with Cozy Powell's old drum kit.
Here's a cut'n'paste of the Ronnie's words about Shadow of the Wind:
"Shadow Of The Wind really could be explained a lot of different ways. There is no shadow of the wind, so you're dealing with inconsequential things here. So that kind of simile, I really like a lot, as you know from all the things I've written. But this one is more about a guy who used to be a severe drug addict, who went into rehab to solve his problems. So it's really the drug talking to him through this whole song. And the guy has decided that I guess he's going to have another go at it. So the drug says to him, 'This time I'm back and I'm stronger, and the first one is always free, and it lasts much longer.' So it's a much better drug than it used to be. 'You can bet your sanity.' So anyway, it's about the needle, or something, slipping under the guy's skin. And that's Shadow Of The Wind."
Brave Words also mentioned that the tour will launch on March 3rd in Vancouver and will have at least seven shows across Canada, ending in Toronto. After that the possible stops include South America, Japan, Korea, Australia, Europe and a US tour in August.
On the same date Billboard.com published a short interview of Geezer Butler where Geezer was saying that the old Dio-era Black Sabbath songs are really fun to play because a lot of them have a lot of space, where you can improvise a lot instead of sticking to the rigid formula.
December 26th, 2007: Second chapter of the Brave Words' Ronnie James Dio interview emerges, where Ronnie talks about the second new song to be included on the forthcoming album. Here is a copy of his words in the interview:
"Let's see, there's a song called 'Ear In The Wall'," explains Ronnie, our chat with Tony of last week indicating that this was the "fast one" of the three new compositions. "And that's about a guy who, he's got to be the most paranoid character who’s ever lived. He sees an eye in his wall, so he panics and calls his friend, says to his friend, 'Look, I can't speak to you to tonight. Let's speak in the morning, because what's happening is that I've seen an ear in my wall.' And to the next person, he says 'Look, I know you've heard this all before from me.' You know, he's obviously pretty deranged and this is the only person who will listen to him, the person he's trying to contact. And he says, 'I've cried wolf before, and I know that puts me in a different place to everybody, but no, this time I can prove it.' So eventually, in the last verse of the song, the guy turns out... because the narrator says to him... this fool might actually see reality. So there’s a little teaser in there someplace. So the guy turns up, and he takes him into his home where the ear in the wall is, and he starts berating him, because he can't see the ear in the wall. Well, obviously not, because there probably isn't one there - there isn't one there. And he finishes the song by saying, 'I'll turn on the lights so you're sure not to fall. It's next to the eye on the wall.' And that's how nuts he is. There's not just an ear there, there’s an eye too. So that's the song. It's called 'Ear In The Wall'."
December 27th, 2007: Another chapter in the Brave Words' Ronnie James Dio interview, where Ronnie details the song The Devil Cries. Here's again a cut'n'paste of his comments:
"The last song is called 'The Devil Cries'. I don't look upon Hell as everybody else does. I look upon Hell as probably a little world down there where the same things are going on here. There's a structure, there's a devil who is like the president or king or a ruler, ultimate ruler in that case. But people talk down there. There's a lot of suffering going on, I guess. But they do converse and they have days... I'm getting too far into this; it doesn't say this in the song. But I'm just trying to give you my perspective. The first line of the song is, 'One fine day in Hell.' and that will set you up pretty well, I think. And on this day, the devil gathers everyone together and he tells a story. Because as I say, things happen down there. Everybody gets a chance not to suffer for a while, and they listen to the story. And he says, one guy he knew lied to him so well about... whatever he lied to him about - I don't go into it on this one - that he made the devil cry, so he sent him back to Heaven. So now the guy realizes that if you get an appointment with the devil, and you can make him cry, he'll send you back to Heaven. I think it's only happened the one time I mention. So he finally gets an appointment, and he says to the devil, he tells him about how hard his life has been, and all the pain he had been through, and all these horrible things that he felt horrible. And the devil smiled and was just about to laugh and then the guy said, 'Then I told him that I loved you,' and then the devil cried. You're talking about a guy who got out of it because he was in love with somebody who was so despicable that even the devil couldn't believe how bad he was, so he cried and sent him back to Heaven."
January 3rd, 2007: Speculation the warming up band for the forthcoming Canadian tour started on the Brave Words site, where they announced that Motorhead and Down will be opening for Heaven And Hell. The short newspiece also said that the venue sizes for the tour will be between 5 000 and 10 000 seats.
January 4th, 2007: Bang Your Head!!! Festival announced that Heaven And Hell will headline this years festival, which will be held on June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. Maximum of 20 000 tickets will be sold to the festival.
January 8th, 2007: Metal Hammer posted a rumor that Heaven And Hell, Iron Maiden and a few other big names are rumored to be in talks with Download Festival, which is set to take place in Donington Park, UK between June 8th-10th.
On the same date, Sauna Open Air festival announced that Heaven And Hell will headline the festival in Tampere, Finland (webmaster note: That's the place where I spent my first 22 years!) on June 9th, 2007.
January 10th, 2007: Heaven And Hell was announced to have second gig in Finland, this time in Helsinki (webmaster note: And that's the place where I've lived now for 13 years after moving away from Tampere!) on June 10th, 2007. The venue is going to be the ice hall which seats about 8000 people.
January 11th, 2007: Down confirmed that they will be the opening act for the Heaven And Hell Canadian tour along with Motorhead.
January 13th, 2007: The tour dates for the Canadian tour were announced officially. The earlier reports of the tour starting in Vancouver on March 3rd were half true - the tour will start in Vancouver, but on March 11th.
January 14th, 2007: Revolver magazine interviewed Ronnie about the Heaven And Hell project. Ronnie commented shortly the Bill Ward issue, saying that Bill had other commitments that would not allow, in his mind, to tour, so they chose the next logical drummer, Vinny Appice instead. The same article then mentioned that even though Down is confirmed for the opening slot on the Canadian tour, Motorhead may or may not be included there.
January 18th, 2007: Big news! Finally an explanation to the band name! Or at least I interpret it that way. The news sites posted a piece which clearly states that the band will perform only Dio-era Black Sabbath tracks on stage on this Heaven And Hell tour. Later on the same day, Joe Siegler got more or less a confirmation from Geezer Butler about the validity of this news, where he said that the set will hopefully consist of entirely RJD era songs, including the 3 new songs. WEEEEEHAAAAA!
January 19th, 2007: The first US date was announced - Radio City Music Hall in New York at the end of the Canadian tour on March 30th, 2007. No opening act for this show, it will be Heaven And Hell only. The tickets were said to go on sale on January 26th at 10am. Down was confirmed to be the opening act for the Canadian shows, but Motorhead was no longer mentioned at all in the newspieces.
Another tour related news surfaced on this date too, as two Polish dates were announced: 6 000 seater Torwar in Warsaw and 9 000 seater Spodek in Katowice.
January 20th, 2007: Lots of news today concerning the Heaven And Hell as both Ronnie James Dio and Geezer Butler were interviewed by Eddie Trunk in his radio show. The two mostly confirmed the old news listed above, as well as had some new tidbits as well:
According to Ronnie, the tour rehearsals were planned to start in early February. The band is likely to play in the US in August, after which a tour in the UK, Japan and Australia will likewise likely follow. The set list will not have Ozzy tracks at all.
The forthcoming album, Black Sabbath: The Ronnie James Dio years will come out on Rhino on April 3rd (April 4th in Europe, I believe) and now it is confirmed that it will have the three new songs too. Earlier on it was announced to have just two of them, but they came to the conclusion that all the three should see the light on the CD. All the three songs were written by Tony Iommi and Ronnie James Dio (although two of the songs were planned originally for the next Dio album according to a recent Rudy Sarzo interview).
A rather surprising move came up in the interview too. The keyboardist for the tour will not be Geoff Nicholls, or Adam Wakeman, but Scott Warren - who everyone reading this site should recognize as the current Dio keyboardist (who has also been in Dio for longer period than any other Dio member)!
According to Ronnie, this reunion was never meant to be a real runion, only a short project to make a couple of tracks for the compilation album. They also do not intend at this point to carry on past the tour.
The interviews also explained a bit more the Heaven And Hell name. According to it, everyone felt that Black Sabbath should remain the band name for the Ozzy fronted band and that they should use the name Heaven And Hell instead.
On this date one more gig for the band was announced: Gods of Metal festival in Milan, Italy on June 2-3rd.
January 20th, 2007: VH1 announced that one-hour Heaven And Hell special interview by Eddie Trunk will premiere on VH1 Classic on February 10th at Noon and 1AM EST (9AM and 10AM PST).
January 22nd, 2007: The band management annonuced the tour dates for the Canadian/New York tour officially today. They also added another warming-up band for this tour, namely Megadeth. Earlier news reports suggested Motorhead as the second opening act but at some point this seems to have been changed to Megadeth instead. As mentioned earlier on, Down will be also opening the show.
January 23rd, 2007: Some news sites posted a piece on the New York gig, saying that the show will be extra long as there is no warming-up band at the show at all.
January 24th, 2007: Dave Mustaine of Megadeth mentioned on the bands' official web pages that they'll do a 45 minute set on the forthcoming Heaven And Hell tour in Canada, but that he's hoping to push it to be an hour instead. He also announced that they'll do their own tour in Canada later on this year or during their Gigantour 2008.
January 26th, 2007: 45 minutes after the Radio City Music Hall tickets went for sale in New York, the 6000 seat venue was sold out. Some sources claimed that the venue sold out under two hours, but apparently the 45 minute figure was the correct one.
January 28th, 2007: Knac.com announced that Vinny Appice will be the special guest on Diana DeVille's WildSide show on February 3rd. Heaven And Hell will certainly be on the agenda there, as well as Vinny's new band, 3 Legged Dogg.
February 2nd, 2007: Classic Rock Revisited published an interview with Geezer Butler where he once more confirmed that they'll be doing only Dio era songs - this time in more confident manner, I'd say. He also commented that it has been hard remembering some of the songs as he hasn't been playing the for a long time.
February 6th, 2007: Swedish rock magazine, genuinely titled Sweden Rock Magazine went on sale with Heaven And Hell on the cover. Will be certainly interesting reading for all the Swedish speaking fans! The magazine is from the same organization which also puts up the annual Sweden Rock Festival - where Heaven And Hell will headline this year!
February 7th, 2007: Vinny Appice annonuced that he'll conduct a drum clinic at Long & McQuade in Toronto during the Heaven And Hell Canadian tour. The clinic will be held there on March 23rd from 7pm to 9pm - and the address is 925 Bloor St West.
Also on February 7th, the US Pollstar magazine showed Heaven And Hell on the top of their Top-50 chart tracking the "ebb and flow" of popular tours. This chart is at least partly gathered from the search requests at the Pollstar web site.
February 9th, 2007: Rhino Records released the track listing for the "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" CD - this was also apparently the first time when the title was also confirmed to be without "Ronnie James" there. The track listing for the CD is this:
Rhino also confirmed the release date of April 3rd, 2007 and that the CD will be available at traditional dealers as well as at the digital retailers as well.
Rhino also surprised with another release: "Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon" on Rhino Handmade label. This live CD was recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1981 on the Mob Rules tour. The band did four sold-out shows there, the first one being on the New Year's Eve and the last one on January 3rd, 1982. These shows have been bootlegged but not officially released ever before. Black Sabbath had at least two of those shows (January 1st and 3rd) recorded officially, so this forthcoming CD will most likely be from those recordings.
The release date for the CD is May 1st, 2007. This release will be individually numbered and limited to 5000 copies. It will be sold only through Rhino Handmade's web site - http://www.rhinohandmade.com/.
The track listing for the CD will be this:
February 9th, 2007: MetalEater.com published an interview with Tony Iommi. In the interview, Tony discussed about the band name, Bill Ward and the possibility of recording a full album with Ronnie on vocals. According to Tony, the possibility is there - while they were recording the three new songs, they were already feeling like they could do a whole album together.
The interview also briefly touched the live CD/DVD question - and according to Tony Iommi, they're talking about recording a show for CD and DVD release on this tour. Nothing definite said in the interview though, but it seems that there are at least some plans or ideas about capturing this tour on CD, tape and all those other things.
The interview also revealed some background behind this reunion. During the last Ozzfest tour with Black Sabbath - i.e. already in 2005 - Tony and Geezer already discussed that it'd be nice to go out and play some other songs and get together with Ronnie again. Then some time later Tony went to see a Dio show in the UK and this way got back in touch again with Ronnie.
February 11th, 2007: Spirit of Rock festival, held in Winterthur, Switzerland, confirmed that this year the festival will be headlined by Black Sabbath and that Motörhead is also on the bill.
February 16th, 2007: Metalshrine from Sweden published an interview with Vinny Appice - no major news there, mainly just a recap of what had happened in the Heaven And Hell story this far. However, in the interview Vinny is very enthusiastic about the Heaven And Hell project, looking very much of hitting the road again with the Sabs.
February 17th, 2007: the British Classic Rock magazine, March 2007 issue, has a short piece about Black Sabbath's Mob Rules album, basically saying that every home should have one copy of Mob rules. Not really Heaven And Hell project related piece of news, but it still shows that there is strong interest in the Ronnie fronted Black Sabbath!
February 20th, 2007: Heavy metal news sites had a short piece of news about recent Vinny Appice interviews where Vinny has told the interviewers that Heaven And Hell might do a proper US tour sooner than expected. Until now the US tour plan has been for late summer - around August - but Vinny's mentioned in some interviews that the tour might happen sooner than that.
Geezer Butler's web site confirmed the piece of news quickly. Geezer also told that the rehearsals for the tour started on February 19th in Los Angeles.
February 26th, 2007: Machine Men were announced to be the warming up band for the gig at the Helsinki Ice Hall on June 10th.
On the same day Rockwave Festival from Greece announced that Heaven And Hell will headline their first day. Other bands on the bill that day include for example Dream Theater and Iced Earth. The third day of the festival will have Metallica in the headline slot.
Still the same day, February 26th, going on. Tony Iommi's guitar technician, Mike Clement started keeping Heaven And Hell tour diary on Tony Iommi's message board at this address: http://iommimessageboard.invisionzone.com/index.php.
February 28th, 2007: About Heavy Metal site interviewed Vinny Appice on the Heaven And Hell. No real news there, just a recap of what has been said and done already.
March 1st, 2007: US radio show Rockline (http://www.rockline.com/) announced that Heaven And Hell will be the featured guests on the Rockline show on April 11th at 11.30pm EST. The fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the show at (800) 344-ROCK.
March 2nd, 2007: VH1 Classic announced that they'll air a "Hangin' With Heaven And Hell" show in the US! The show has been filmed in the UK where the band was recording the new songs for The Dio Years release. The air dates are as follows - all times EST:
On the same day, Bulgarian rock festival, "Kaliakra Rock Fest" announced that Heaven And Hell will headline the first day of the 3-day festival this year.
May 2nd saw also another Vinny Appice interview, this time by Blasting-Zone.com. Vinny detailed the background of Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven And Hell projects there at length. It is nice to see that also Vinny gets lots of press coverage with this project!
Ronnie's personal assistant, Steve Mignardi, started his own tour blog at Myspace - check it out at this address: http://www.myspace.com/stevemignardi. Knowing Steve, there will be loads of interesting stories from the Canadian roads!
March 3rd, 2007: News about the forthcoming US tour start to surface. News sites report that there will be a major Heaven And Hell related announcement on Monday, March 5th. At the same time some news sites tell that 15 shows across the US in April-May will be announced; some of them have already leaked to the news.
The warming up bands for the US tour are rumored to be Megadeth and Machine Head.
March 5th, 2007: Yes, the major announcement was the tour dates for the Heaven And Hell US tour in April-May. The tour will travel from the West to East, 20 shows across the continent! The warming-up band rumor was also to the point, as Megadeth and Machine Head were confirmed to share the warming-up tasks. Tickets to all these shows will go on sale on the weekend of March 9th, except for the show in Houston, TX which will go on sale on March 17th.
March 6th, 2007: Heaven And Hell band was interviewed by Philty Phil of KNAC.com. I didn't catch that interview, but apparently it just recapped of what has been done this far.
On the same day Classic Rock Revisited published an interview with Vinny Appice. Vinny detailed again how the recordings of the new songs went, as well as had a few words about the rehearsals for the tour. Vinny was really praising Ronnie, saying that Ronnie's singing better than he has ever sung!
March 8th, 2007: Ronnie was interviewed by Pat Martin at 98ROCK, recapping what has happened this far in the project. He was also talking about past Di ostage sets, confirming that Dio the band will return and also mentioned the Tenacious D's new movie Pick Of Destiny.
March 9th, 2007: Tony Iommi was interviewed by Eden Munro of Canada's Vue Weekly. Again the name issue of the band came up - looks like they have to explain this in each and every interview, I wonder if they have started to reconsided changed their name back to Black Sabbath ;).
March 11th, 2007: The band was the special guest on Indie 103.1 FM's Full Metal Jackie's Chaos metal show. Again, I did not catch what was said in the interview - but I expect that they again covered the name issue;)
March 11th saw also the first gig of the tour. The reviews seen this far have been nothing but praising, the band really kicked ass there! I will not put the set list directly here so that I won't spoil anything, but those who want to see it can click here...
March 12th, 2007: Eagle Rock Entertainment announced that they will release Heaven & Hell Live DVD/CD in Fall 2007. The rumors say that the New York show (which is billed as A Night with Heaven and Hell as there are no warming-up bands there) will be the one filmed for the DVD!
March 13th, 2007: May 2007 issue of the Guitar World magazine was released. It features Tony Iommi on the cover and has an interview with him as well. Someone please e-mail me and explain why the MAY issue of a magazine is published in mid March?
On March 13th Sun Media also published an interview with Ronnie (and yes, they handled also the name issue).
March 14th, 2007: News sites announced that the whole Heaven And Hell band will be signing copies of the new Black Sabbath: The Dio Years CD on Tuesday afternoon between 6-7pm, April 3rd at Best Buy Midtown at 44th & 5th Avenue in New York City!
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