This is the point where my hands started shaking.
So... errr... new Black Sabbath album, it seems? Awesome. Then... sadly...
I checked Bill Ward's Facebook page and sure enough, he did politely decline. He wants to work on the album. He wants to tour with Black Sabbath. But a contract has not been drawn up that he can sign in good conscience. He's very kindly not pointing fingers, and it really doesn't sound like he's blaming the rest of the band. Well, Hell.
What else do we have coming out this year?
Well, according to The Space Lab we may be seeing new Nine Inch Nails at some point in the near future. Now, don't get too excited. It could end up getting shelved or used as material for another of Reznor's projects.
I can dream.
Later this month we have a new Sinead O'Connor album coming out. My mother will be excited about that one. Sinead O'Connor is probably most famous for this little event...
OH AND WHAT HAVE WE HERE!? NEXT MONTH!?
Is that... oh, yes, it is! A new Meat Loaf album!
(Those guest artists kind of scare me, though.)
Then, on the 29th of May we're gonna get a new ICP album.
I can't wait. Fuck you if you don't like it.
Then we've got some things that I can't find a lot of information about. But! We have upcoming new albums from some other acts I get excited about-
Public Enemy (Two releases this summer, actually.)
Tyler, The Creator
THE BEACH BOYS!?
Alas, all is not awesome in the 2012 music, though. Maroon 5 is shitting out another album, probably holding hands with Bring Me The Horizon under the stall wall. Same for Franz Ferdinand, Matchbox 20, Muse, Soundgarden, U2... Good to know some things never change.