Bill Ward

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Stoner Metal Bands

    No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Top 10 Creepiest Black Sabbath Songs

    When it comes to the history of head-banging heavy metal, there is no doubt that it was created by the one and only Black Sabbath. Formed in 1968 initially as a blues band, in Birmingham, England, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward invented metal ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013

    Black Sabbath

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Ten Vegetarian Musicians with an Open Invite to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner

    ‚ÄčI gotta be honest: I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving.On the one hand, it's my vegetarian anniversary. I gave up meat on Thanksgiving 1997, which, for all you math failures, means this year marks the 14th Thanksgiving in a row since I've eaten meat. For that, I am excited and proud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Melvins, Detroit Bar, October 24, 2007

    Melvins' Buzz Osborne, redefining "hair metal." I'll make this brief because intern Alex Vallejo will be posting a more exhaustive report later today, but I just wanted to say that underground-metal masters Melvins came, saw and conked our noggins with their patented planet-shifting sound. No surpr ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Dio Vs. Ozzy Vs. . . . Lordi Cola?

    Ozzfest is free this year, but there's still doom for improvement

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Get Out!

    Yearn to Be Blown
    Nightlife & More: Jan. 19 - Jan. 26

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Into the Void

    A psychonauts guide to Black Sabbath

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourselves!

    Readers react to Greatest OC Bands Ever with a poll of their own

  • Features

    January 7, 1999