Black Sabbath's music makes 300: Rise of an Empire look watchable

I feel reasonably confident in predicting that the 300 sequel is going to be a disaster, both on-screen and in the box office. But goddamn if hearing Ozzy sing "War Pigs" in the background of all that ab-rippling, slo-mo brutality doesn't add a certain je ne c'est pas to the whole thing — something that makes me want… » 1/20/14 2:20pm 1/20/14 2:20pm

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To:…

Science fiction and fantasy have colonized every corner of pop culture — especially the world of music. From awesome movie soundtracks to science fiction-inspired rock operas, genre stories have always gone along with sonic landscapes. You can't really know science fiction and fantasy without knowing the music these… » 4/24/12 2:11pm 4/24/12 2:11pm

Heaviest, Farthest Cluster Points Toward Dark Energy

The XMM-Newton space telescope has been really into dark and heavy stuff lately. No, the x-ray observatory didn't find its parents' old Black Sabbath albums — it found the most massive galactic cluster on record, a conglomerate of galaxies weighing more than 1,000 times as much as the Milky Way. The cluster's extreme… » 9/03/08 8:00am 9/03/08 8:00am

The Mountain Goats Explain Why Ozzy Osbourne Is A Scifi Visionary

We were excited to interview folk/rock singer John Darnielle, from The Mountain Goats, because his songs had always seemed like the perfect alternative science fiction soundtrack to us. Maybe it's the way they wrap otherworldly tropes, including alien invasions, in with their alienated ballads. Their latest album… » 3/27/08 11:28am 3/27/08 11:28am