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Formed: 1977
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Quartz News

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Former Black Sabbath Keyboardist Passes Away

Former Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. He was sixty eight years old. The news was broken by Nicholls' former bandmate Tony Iommi, who had worked with the musician from 1979 to 1996. Iommi posted a message online which reads as follows:

"I'm so saddened to hear of the loss of one of my dearest and closest friends Geoff Nicholls. He's been suffering for a while now with lung cancer.

"Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me and supported me all the way for nearly 40 years. I will miss him dearly and he will live in my heart until we meet again. Rest in peace my dear friend." More...

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Quartz Streaming "Tell Me Why" From Compilation CD

U.K. NWoBHM act Quartz, founded in 1977 and featuring guitarist/keyboardist Geoff Nicholls who worked with Tony Martin and Black Sabbath, is streaming the track "Tell Me Why," which can be heard in the player below.

The song can be found on the band's new compilation release "Too Hot to Handle," which contains 16 unreleased and rare tracks recorded between 1981-1982. The release was issued on January 31st via Skol Records.

Check out "Tell My Why" here:

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