Rock 101 question and answer: Mon Jan 14 [Black Sabbath]
Disturbed frontman David Draiman has announced that the debut album from his new band, Device, will feature an all-star lineup of guests and will tentatively arrive on April 9th. According to a post at the group's Facebook page, guest musicians on the disc will include Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows, System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and ex-Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes.
As previously reported, the touring lineup of the band will feature Evanescence drummer Will Hunt and Dope guitarist Virus, in addition to Draiman and guitarist Geno Lenardo, who is the group's only other permanent member besides the singer.
More Sabbath news…
Black Sabbath has revealed that its new album will be titled 13 and will arrive this June, with the exact release date yet to be confirmed. The album is the first in 35 years to feature original members Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, Tony Iommi on guitar and Geezer Butler on bass, with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk sitting behind the kit for the recording sessions, which were produced by Rick Rubin. Founding drummer Bill Ward sat out the sessions and the band's handful of live dates so far over a contract dispute.
The last Sabbath album to feature Osbourne, Iommi and Butler was 1978's Never Say Die!, with Ozzy leaving shortly thereafter. Butler and Ward both eventually departed as well, with Iommi presiding over a series of different lineups until the original foursome first reunited in 1998 for a world tour and live album titled Reunion.
Sabbath did play three shows last year, a warm-up gig in Birmingham, England, a headlining spot at the U.K.'s Download Festival in June, and a second headlining set at Chicago's Lollapalooza in August. All three featured Ozzy's touring drummer Tommy Clufetos on drums.
So far, Sabbath has unveiled live dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan for late April and early May, with more to be announced. It is not clear whether Wilk, Clufetos or someone new will play drums at those gigs.
Rock 101 question: Who’s been behind the kit during the recording of the new album Black Sabbath with Ward sitting out?
Rock 101 answer: Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine.
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