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Black Sabbath are the undisputed godfathers of heavy metal. Beginning with their eponymous debut and seminal sophomore LP, ‘Paranoid’ (both released in 1970), the quartet from Birmingham, England, coalesced the scattered contributions of numerous bands (from Blue Cheer to Led Zeppelin) into the powerful, uncompromising and surprisingly malleable style we recognize today. After a succession of influential albums, Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward parted ways with singer Ozzy Osbourne in 1979, and, for a brief time, enjoyed nearly as much success with former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio, at the helm. But the band’s fortunes took a turn for the worse after Dio’s departure, steadily declining into obscurity while Osbourne’s solo career flourished, until a reunion of the original foursome was finally brokered for touring purposes in 1997, and, in 2013, for the recording of Black Sabbath’s latest album, ’13’ (minus Bill Ward). Now, with a career spanning nearly five decades, and through thick and thin, Black Sabbath remain the benchmark by which all heavy metal bands measure themselves.

Selected Discography: ‘Paranoid’ (1970), ‘Heaven and Hell’ (1980), ‘13’ (2013) Related Artists: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Ronnie James Dio Further Reading: 10 Best Black Sabbath Songs, 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Black Sabbath

Stone Sour Cover Metallica, Black Sabbath, KISS + More for ‘Meanwhile in Burbank…’ EP

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Stone Sour will release 'Meanwhile in Burbank…', a five-song EP featuring cover songs from Black Sabbath, Metallica, KISS, Judas Priest and Alice in Chains.

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Kids React to Black Sabbath’s ‘The Wizard’

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We convinced some responsible parents to lone us their children so we could blast "The Wizard" into their impressionable ears.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Featured in First Episode of New Heavy Metal Animated Series

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The legendary Black Sabbath guitarist is being featured in a new VH1.com animated series The Complete History of Heavy Metal.

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Black Sabbath Plus Babies in Tunnels Equals Awesomeness – Best of YouTube

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Watch this awesome compilation of babies going through tunnels set to Black Sabbath music.

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Black Sabbath: ‘We Had Two Days’ to Record Our Debut Album, But Only Used One

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Black Sabbath recall how they recorded their debut disc in just one day.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Offers First Statement on Bar Room Brawl Arrest

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Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler has offered a pair of tweets following his bar brawl arrest earlier this week.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Arrested Following Bar Brawl

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler apparently got into some fisticuffs at a bar in Death Valley, Calif., on Tuesday night.

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Megatallica Mastermind Delivers Mashups of Metallica + Black Sabbath Classics

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The mastermind behind the Megatallica mash-ups is at it again, this time pairing Metallica with Black Sabbath.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: ‘I Could Be Here Another 10 Years or Just One Year’

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi opens up about his cancer battle in a candid new interview.

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Demented McDonald’s Metal Act ‘Mac Sabbath’ Jam Black Sabbath Fast Food Parodies

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Meet Mac Sabbath, a band comprised of demented McDonald's characters re-imagining the immortal tunes of Black Sabbath.

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