Black Sabbath and Lollapalooza

When Black Sabbath announced earlier this year that they would only be doing one U.S. gig this summer, I feared the worst.

As of today, it appears as though my fears have been realized.


Lollapalooza has become a bloated, overblown, mess. In short: too much filler, not enough killer. Going to the festival is a commitment, sometimes bordering on a chore. It’s not how Sabbath should be packaged for what could very well be Tony Iommi’s final performance in America.

Hey, kids … do you like Metric? How about Passion Pit? Are you ready to give it up for the prince of darkness and “Fairies Wear Boots?” Can you at least ironically headbob your way through it?

For your consideration:

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