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Never say Never say Never…


Black Sabbath announce new album, 2012 world tour

The four musicians, now all in their 60s, released their last studio album of all original material in 1978 with “Never Say Never.”

Your reporter and editor were incorrect when they stated the name of the last Black Sabbath album from 1978. They called it “Never Say Never”.

It was in fact called “Never Say Die”.

You should at least Wikipedia the bands discography prior to printing things.

Mark L.

While I disagree that Wikipedia should be the definitive journalistic resource for such things, you are right about the name. We corrected it: GBU Editor

Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osborne attends a news conference with the other original members of the band, in Los Angeles, to announce the reunion of the rock group in Los Angeles, November 11, 2011. REUTERS/David McNew

The second time around…


Susan Boyle’s upcoming “Gift” already a best-seller

gbu boyle 220The singer’s sophomore effort reached the top spot Wednesday (September 22) in its second day as a pre-order, officially kicking off what Amazon director of music Craig Pape described as “the season of Susan” for the online retailer.

Why not suggest your writers use the internet to check vocabulary? The use of “sophomore” (the term ‘sophomoric’ is used as a synonym for ‘uneducated’) in the recent article on Susan Boyle is incorrect.

No Oscar for her…


Vanessa Williams turns “Desperate” for ABC

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Actress Vanessa Williams arrives at the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Danny Moloshok

gbu vanessa 240LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Vanessa Williams will trade her scheming ways on TV comedy “Ugly Betty” for a role on a show where just about everyone seems to be plotting something: “Desperate Housewives.”

Very unpopular obit…


Heavy metal veteran Ronnie James Dio dies, aged 67

SWITZERLAND/LOS ANGELES, May 16 (Reuters) – Ronnie James Dio, the pint-sized heavy metal singer who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, died on Sunday, five months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer, his wife said. He was 67.

He moved over to Black Sabbath, the leading exponents of heavy metal, after Osbourne was ousted in 1979. He recorded three albums with the band before quitting. He reportedly complained there were not enough photos of him in the artwork for the group’s 1982 concert album “Live Evil,” and guitarist Tony Iommi referred to him as a “little Hitler.”

Who crowned the King of Pop?


Fans overlook Michael Jackson’s dark side

In the days following the self-proclaimed king of pop’s death on June 25 aged 50, reports of prescription-drug abuse have served as eerie reminders of the pharmaceutical cocktails that Presley was taking before he died in 1977.

I normally have great respect for Reuters, but I am disappointed in your lack of journalistic standards where Michael Jackson is concerned.