5 Amazing Black Sabbath Songs You’ve Never Heard

By Roberto Boschian – Track Addicts Podcast

When you hear the name Black Sabbath, you think of madman Ozzy Osbourne and timeless classics like ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Paranoid.’ If you’re a fan of hard rock and heavy metal you might also reference songs like ‘Heaven and Hell,’ and ‘The Mob Rules,’ which featured metal pioneer Ronnie James Dio on vocals. Dio left the band for the first time in 1983 and was replaced by a cavalcade of singers like Ian Gillian, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, and Tony Martin. Sabbath released 7 studio albums from 1986-1995. They were not commercial successes by any means, and were usually trumped and overshadowed by massive releases from former singer Ozzy Osbourne, but these albums contain gems that will rival the biggest metal songs of the 80’s. Here are five Black Sabbath songs you may not know now but will become favorites after you listen to them.

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Roberto’s Blog: Was Glenn Frey Sending Me A Message Today Near His Old Stomping Grounds?

By Roberto Boschian – Track Addicts Podcast

I was running some errands in Detroit this afternoon, and eventually made my way to the Record Graveyard in Hamtramck around 2pm. I was the only one in the store, and in fact had to knock on the door to have the owner let me in. The store probably has half a million records in it and I walked out with two.

I got home from the record store around 4pm. At 4:30, I got a text from my podcast co-host Aaron, giving me the bad news of Glenn Frey’s passing. I said aloud to myself “wow this is really weird.” I told my wife, and she asked what was weird about it. I went over to the kitchen counter to the bag I brought home from the Record Graveyard, and pulled out a mint copy of “One Of These Nights” from the Eagles. Is it possible I was finding that record at almost the exact time of Glenn’s passing? Anyway, I’ll let you decide. It’s just a bizarre coincidence.

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Roberto’s Blog: Bought And Played Motorhead Vinyl Yesterday…Lemmy Gone Today

By Roberto Boschian – Track Addicts Podcast

Just like many of you, i got the news via text a few hours ago that Motorhead founder Lemmy Kilmister passed away following a “short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” It can easily be said that along with Ozzy Osbourne, and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Lemmy is one of the forefathers of heavy metal music.

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Roberto’s Blog: Celebrating Deep Purple’s Hall Of Fame Victory With My Purple Vinyl Collection

By Roberto Boschian – Track Addicts Podcast

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced Deep Purple will join the class of 2016. They will be inducted April 8th during a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The band has been nominated several times and in 2009, during Metallica’s induction, James Hetfield gave the rock hall a little nudge by mentioning Deep Purple in his induction speech.

With all this Deep Purple news going around, I thought it would be fun to go over my Deep Purple vinyl collection and highlight what each one means to me and how I got exposed to them early on in my musical years. Enjoy!

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Roberto’s Blog: 1994 ‘Motley Crue’ Album Is A True Hidden Rock Gem

By Roberto Boschian – Track Addicts Podcast

By 1994, Grunge had wiped away any memories of hair bands and glam metal. Those type of bands were forced to either adapt or die. Motley Crue had not released a new album in five years and were about to relaunch their career with new singer John Corabi. In a time where Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, and Smashing Pumpkins were ruling the charts, it was not going to be easy for the Crue to stay relevant. The band originally wanted to change it’s name, but kept Motley Crue due to record company pressure.

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Track Addicts Podcast – November 5, 2015

On cue, we have Aaron discussing his personal #ThemeMusic on the latest edition of TrackAddictsPodcast. Do you agree with Aaron’s picks?

On this week’s Pick of The Week segment, we feature two legendary blues artist-Muddy Waters and Koko Taylor! Muddy and Koko were apart of Chess Records and have released some great albums representing the Chicago blues sound. Listen in now and share with friends!

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