Black Sabbath and Deep Purple Collaborate On Album
09 May 2012
Black Sabbath’s guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ian Gillan (from Deep Purple) teamed up last year to form WhoCares: a special project to make music in order to raise money to re-build a music school in Armenia.
The duo has now confirmed the release date as the 22nd June 2012 for the WhoCares album. Other artists on the album include Jason Newsted, Nicko McBrain, Linde Lindstrom and Jon Lord.
As well as some new songs, the album will contain hidden gems from Gillan’s band Repo Depo and feature some b-sides and radio performances.
"As I said once in the song "Razzle Dazzle" – "It’s a real fine line between an orgy of destruction and a wonderful time," Gillan said. "The destruction of conformity in this case: Some of these pieces never really fit into their contemporary program and got sidelined or forgotten, and some of the album tracks never had much exposure. As the tracklisting for this album came together I noticed many of the titles had character similarities; a combination of freshness as they finally felt the sun on their backs and rebellion in a "yeah told you so" kind of way. And that adds up to a wonderful time. And that adds up to more money for the music school we are building in Armenia."
You can catch Black Sabbath play a special show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham on 19th May 2012, before they perform at Download Festival taking place 8 -10th June 2012. You can now secure your Black Sabbath tickets on Ticketmaster’s GET ME IN! ticket market.