Origins of Heavy Metal – Blue Cheer

An argument that may never cease among fans, historians and journalists alike. What were the true origins of heavy metal music? Few would disagree that Black Sabbath defined heavy metal for everything that would come after it. I firmly believe that the very roots of heavy metal began with Blue Cheer, Sir Lord Baltimore, Vanilla […]

In Memory – Geoff Nicholls

Geoff Nicholls was known mainly as the longtime keyboardist for Black Sabbath. Onstage, backstage or off to the side stage, his textural playing remains an important historical part of heavy metal’s most influential band. Nicholls’ performances were initially noteworthy for enhancing Sabbath’s revitalized return in 1980 when the first of the Ronnie James Dio Era records were […]

Confirmation Classes

How I loathed every second of it. I sat in one of the rows at church listening to the supposed truths about a book that I was reading, that made no sense. Here I was in the 9th grade with a worked image of someone who thought for themselves, being forced to sit through lectures […]

Looking For Today

How appropriate that I should use a Black Sabbath song for a blog title. Won’t be the last time I assure you. Friday’s for many seem to be the one day of the week where everyone finds themselves. Even for a brief few minutes or hours, everyone rides in the wave of relief that the […]