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Black Sabbath News

Black Sabbath announce massive UK outdoor summer show

Black Sabbath to headline Barclaycard British Summer Time

“We hope the royals will enjoy it,” says Ozzy Osbourne of July 4 show at Hyde Park

  • Mar 30, 2014

Black Sabbath 'too busy' to record new album, says Tony Iommi

Guitarist says band's schedule is too full to enter studio

  • Feb 12, 2014

Converse to release Black Sabbath trainers

Five designs featuring album artwork will be released as part of the brand's spring 2014 collection

  • Jan 7, 2014

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi hopes to complete cancer treatment in 2014

Guitar player updates fans on his illness in new year's message

  • Jan 6, 2014

Black Sabbath doubtful whether they'll release a new album

Band aren't sure whether they want to follow-up '13'

  • Dec 28, 2013

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Black Sabbath Music Videos

Loner Play Video

Loner

Watch the official Loner video by Black Sabbath in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

God Is Dead? Play Video

God Is Dead?

Watch the official God Is Dead? video by Black Sabbath in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Black Water Rising-No Halos Play Video

Black Water Rising-No Halos

Black Water Rising - No Halos Director/Editor: Noah Shulman DP: Ethan Chancer Producer: Sleepless City Productions Starring: Jose Hernandez Jr.

Don’t Stop The Party Play Video

Don’t Stop The Party

The Black Eyed Peas Don’t Stop The Party official music video. Don't Stop The Party is the third single to be released off of the groups sixth album titled The Beginning.

The Time (Dirty Bit) Play Video

The Time (Dirty Bit)

The Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit) music video. The music video for "The Time (Dirty Bit)directed by Rich Lee, who had previously directed the video for "Rock That Body" and "Imma Be". It opens with a zoom-in to...

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Black Sabbath Reviews

Black Sabbath - '13'

Black Sabbath - '13'

Sabbath’s return is hardly subtle – but the Brummie heavy metal pioneers remain diabolical in all the right ways

  • Jun 7, 2013

London WC2 Astoria

This special 'intimate' (ie, with a roof) gig is the smallest [B]Sabbath[/B] have played since 1971, and for a while [B]Ozzy[/B] looks not so much a fish out of water as a rocker out of stadium as he

  • Dec 23, 1999

Reunion Live

...Take Black Sabbath, a group who always realised that subtlety, aesthetics and taste were virtues that would land them in the poor house....

  • Sep 20, 1998

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Black Sabbath Biography

Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band named Earth, the band began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.

Osbourne's heavy drug use led to his dismissal from the band in 1979. He was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio. After a few albums with Dio's vocals and songwriting collaborations, Black Sabbath endured a revolving line-up in the 1980s and 1990s that included vocalists Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen and Tony Martin, as well as multiple members of Deep Purple and Rainbow. In 1992, Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio and drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer. The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997 and released a live album Reunion. Black Sabbath's 19th studio album, 13, which features three of the original members, was released in June 2013.

Black Sabbath are cited as pioneers of heavy metal. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970) and Master of Reality (1971). They were ranked by MTV as the "Greatest Metal Band" of all time, and placed second in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 in their "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. They have also won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance.

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