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Former Black Sabbath Drummer Bev Bevan Voices Audiobook For Tony Iommi Autobiography

Simon & Schuster It’s time for the holidays and you need stuff to add to your various wish lists. We’re assuming that you’ve already asked for the paperback version of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi ‘s book, ‘Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell,’ as we suggested in our official Holiday Gift Guide , but another option is now available. The autobiography has been turned into an audiobook, read by former Black Sabbath / Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan. The Iommi autobiography has received mostly positive reviews from Sabbath fans, who have called it “inspirational” and “fascinating” within ‘s feedback section. The book has also been praised for capturing the warmth, humor and intelligence of the legendary riff master. Iommi just announced the availability of the audiobook and expressed his excitement regarding Bevan’s involvement. “Good news, the audio version of my book is now available,” begins Iommi, “taken a bit of time but we’ve all been busy! I had a go myself but wasn’t comfortable when I listened back. Normally you just get an actor to voice it but I didn’t want someone who didn’t know me or the music business so I asked my old mate Bev Bevan (former Black Sabbath / MOVE / ELO drummer) as he already has a radio show and lived some of the chapters with me! I’m really pleased how it’s turned out.” The audiobook is no short listen, clocking in at 11 hours and 31 minutes, and is now available for Kindle, iPhone, iPod, Android and other MP3 players that can store over 500 songs. To purchase the new audiobook, or any other form of ‘Iron Man,’ click here . [button href=”” title=”Ozzy Osbourne Tracking Vocals For New Black Sabbath Album” align=”center”]

Korn Guitarist Munky Optimistic for Permanent Reunion With Brian ‘Head’ Welch

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire It’s no secret many Korn fans were bummed when Brian ‘Head’ Welch left the band, but he is set to reunite with the group for a couple of shows in 2013 after playing a one-off gig at the Carolina Rebellion festival this past year. ‘Head’ is set to join Korn for their dates at next year’s German rock festivals Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. The gigs will be his first full sets with the band since 2004. Loudwire had the opportunity to catch up with guitarist Munky  on last week’s ShipRocked cruise, and he talked all about his excitement for the upcoming German Festival dates and jamming out with ‘Head.’ Munky also expressed his optimism for ‘Head’ eventually rejoining Korn permanently, but makes it clear that they don’t want to rush anything and still have a long road ahead of them. “He’s our brother, to be able to have him onstage with us is a great thing. He’s one of the members of the band that helped define this sound.” Munky Talks About Reunion With Head  [button href=”” title=”Next: Korn to Reunite With Head for Two Germany Gigs in 2012″ align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Marilyn Manson, Guns N’ Roses, Gwar + More

Mary Oullette, Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: – Marilyn Manson is definitely a wild card. The rocker revealed he once met John Mayer and considered walking off with one of the singer’s $20,000 Rolex watches. [ Loudwire ] – The Guns N’ Roses Las Vegas residency is getting closer, so why not check out the 10 Best Guns N’ Roses Songs list to build the excitement. [ Loudwire ] – Gwar ‘s Oderus Urungus can sure talk the talk. In a recent interview, he slammed Rob Zombie and took credit for Slipknot ‘s success. [ Loudwire ] – Aerosmith are ready to show off their new video for their latest single, ‘What Could Have Been Love.’ [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – The Offspring , Foo Fighters , Sonic Youth — they all got a nice boost when recognizable actors turned up in their videos. Check out the list of the greatest music videos starring Hollywood celebrities. [ ] – The Agonist are giving fans a little tease of their new music by posting a trailer for their upcoming video, ‘Panophobia.’ [ Rock Music Report ]

Funeral for a Friend to Release New Album ‘Conduit’ in Early 2013

The End Welsh post-hardcore act Funeral for a Friend will be releasing their sixth studio album early next year. The band’s upcoming 2013 full-length, ‘Conduit,’ will be the follow-up to their 2011 effort, ‘Welcome Home Armageddon.’ Funeral for a Friend rose to prominence in 2003 with their debut album ‘Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation,’ as well as the 2005 sophomore release, ‘Hours.’ Now that nearly 10 years has passed since their debut, the Welsh musicians are also set to unveil the music video for new song ‘Best Friends and Hospital Beds’ on Oct. 10. The band shared their excitement about the upcoming release: Five people on a stage, a conduit for the message and the music, delivering that to people who want to listen in, be a part of whatever it is that we’re doing and being involved. It’s purely about delivering the message. After 10 years of being a band, we see how much what we’ve done has effected people who care about our stuff. Whether it’s lyrics or whatever, these songs transcend us and become something more to a lot more people. It sounds lofty I know but that’s how it feels to us when we meet the folks who dig our band and who treat these songs with so much love and respect. It blows our minds constantly. ‘Conduit’ will be Funeral for a Friend’s first release on The End Records. The disc is set for a Jan. 28 release in Europe with a Feb. 5 release reported for the United States.

Axl Rose to Appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Jason Merritt, Getty Images The incredibly elusive Axl Rose is set to be a guest on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Oct. 24, making for a rare television appearance from the Guns N’ Roses  singer. Axl Rose paid a visit to ‘ That Metal Show ‘ last year, which was aired on National Metal Day (11-11-11) and was Axl’s first television appearance in over a decade. Luring Axl Rose onto your TV show is an incredible “get” for anyone, but with Kimmel booking the singer on his talk show, the excitement lies in the fact that literally anything could happen. Likely guarded in his now-trademark hat and sunglasses, it’ll be a trip seeing how candid Axl will manage to act while on the late-night show. One of the subjects of Axl’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ manifestation with surely be Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming residency at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ‘Appetite for Destruction’ album, the band’s upcoming ‘Appetite for Democracy’ residency will consist of 12 shows in 25 days. The run begins on Halloween night and concludes Nov. 24. Be sure to check out Axl Rose’s Oct. 24. guest spot on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ but if you miss it, your friends here at Loudwire will be sure to fill you in on all the gritty details. [button href=”” title=”Next: Axl Rose Files Cease and Desist Letter Against Photo Exhibit” align=”center”]

Tom Morello, Serj Tankian + Tim McIlrath Release Pro-‘Occupy’ Song ‘We Are the 99 Percent’

Monika Graff / Kevin Winter (2), Getty Images Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello , System of a Down  singer  Serj Tankian and Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath have joined forces to create an unofficial anthem for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Morello recently performed a free show to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy and to help “re-energize” the political faction. Perhaps the most vocal celebrity supporter for Occupy after its members converged on New York City’s Zuccotti Park last year, Morello felt inspired to create an anthem for the movement, which has now taken form in the song ‘We Are the 99 Percent.’ Slightly similar to Ministry ‘s pro-Occupy song, ‘ 99 Percenters ,’ the song’s backbone is in its refrain, which also features field recordings of Occupy protesters from Zuccotti Park and Liberty Square. “It’s our gift to the movement,” Morello tells Rolling Stone about the new song. “I wanted to do a huge riff-rock anthem. It would feel like the excitement of the global Occupy Wall Street movement.” Morello goes on to speak about what he views as Occupy’s biggest strengths. He cites the movement’s ability to “inject into the global dialogue the horrific economic inequality that plagues the planet.” He also believes that Occupy has exposed the “grotesque global poverty and the growing inequality in our country.” Morello adds concerning Mitt Romney’s presidential run, “When is the last time when a Republican candidate for president has had hit feet held to the fire because he’s too rich?” Check out Tom Morello, Serj Tankian and Tim McIlrath on ‘We Are the 99 Percent,’ which officially premiered today on [button href=”″ title=”Click Here to Listen to ‘We Are the 99 Percent'” align=”center”]

Iron Maiden + Rammstein Confirmed to Headline 2013 Download Festival

Karl Walter / Nick Laham, Getty Images The UK’s legendary Download Festival has just announced two of the headlining acts for their 2013 bill. Iron Maiden will headline the second day of Download (June 15) to bring their ‘Maiden England’ tour to over 100,000 rabid fans. Rammstein are also confirmed for the fest, and will headline the closing June 16 date. Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson offered his excitement for once again headlining the Donington Park fest. “We’re absolutely over the moon to be headlining Donington again,” says Dickinson. “The idea of returning exactly 25 years later with a show inspired by that same 1988 “Seventh Son” Tour, was too good an opportunity to be missed! And, thanks to modern technology, we’ve been able to update and improve on the original production.” Dickinson continues, “We will be bringing a huge new lightshow, stage set, various incarnations of Eddie, plenty of pyro and all kinds of other exciting stuff for the fans. And of course treating the fans to lots of their favourite songs from that period! We’ve had many great times at Donington and there is always a wonderful mix of bands and a really wild crowd who love their metal, all of which makes for a memorable show and fantastic party atmosphere!” Rammstein offered a shorter, yet entertaining quote on closing out the fest with their unique brand of German metal. “It’s only a festival…not a moon landing,” Rammstein comments. Download 2013 will open their gates from June 14-16 at Donington Park for what is already sure to be a memorable outing. The festival organizers have not yet announced who will be headlining the first day, or what other acts will be added to the lineup. Tickets for the 2013 Download Festival will be available beginning Sept. 28. [button href=”” title=”Bruce Dickinson Auctions Co-Pilot Spot for Charity” align=”center”]