Rumours of a new ‘Heavy Metal Coachella’ have been circulating for ages, alongside names of bands that might appear. Now, the worst kept secret in metal has been revealed – the Powertrip festival. Get your juices flowing before the big event right here on Classic Metal Hawk.
Blaze Bayley, former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane singer and general heavy metal dynamo had a health scare this week when a heart attack left him hospitalized. The Hawk sends Blaze best wishes for his recovery. Here, we take the opportunity to celebrate Blaze’s career – he was, and is, WAY more than Bruce Dickinson’s replacement.
When the Hawk recently read about a years-old Classic Heavy Metal feud being reheated in the press, he couldn’t resist a comment piece on it. In this case, it’s Sharon mand Ozzy Osbourne, and their intense dislike of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson that got a fresh airing. Let’s dive right in.
In November of 1973, shortly after her 16th birthday, Julia Holcomb met Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler – one of Aerosmith’s famous Toxic Twins – backstage at a concert in Portland, Oregon, kicking off an infamous 3-year relationship. One that has now come back to bite Tyler in a big way – via the law.
This week, Ozzy Osbourne released a statement informing fans that his ‘No More Tours II’ run with Judas Priest was not going to happen. It’s disappointing but inevitable. Ozzy’s health problems have meant that rescheduling wasn’t possible. But many Ozzy contemporaries have weighed in with kind words. The Hawk reproduces a few here.