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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

Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath: ‘We’re Going To Do One More Album and a Final Tour’

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According to singer Ozzy Osbourne, the band has begun to plot its end, as they plan on heading back into the studio in 2015 before embarking on one final tour.

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You Think You Know Black Sabbath?

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You think you know Black Sabbath? Watch as we delve into some of the more obscure facts from their history.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Open to the Idea of Tom Jones Collaboration

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Tony Iommi says that while a collaboration with Tom Jones was once suggested for a prank, he and Jones are open to the idea of working together.

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20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Black Sabbath

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Thanks to a career that now spans nearly five decades, an estimated 70 million albums sold around the world, and more timeless songs than you can shake a crucifix at, Black Sabbath have certainly earned their standing as the godfathers of heavy metal. But even one of rock’s most notorious and newswort

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Black Sabbath Team With Converse for Chuck Taylor All Star Line

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Black Sabbath have teamed with Converse for the third time, introducing a new Chuck Taylor All Star shoe line.

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Black Sabbath Play Final Scheduled 2014 Show as Tony Iommi Vows Band Will Tour Again

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath played their final scheduled show of 2014, which was rumored to be their last ever gig, but Tony Iommi has vowed the band will tour again.

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Tickets for Black Sabbath Show With Motorhead + Soundgarden Accidentally Sold for $4.25

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Whoops! Due to a crucial error by the promotional company, thousands of fans were able to buy heavily discounted tickets.

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Judas Priest Talk Coincidences and Camaraderie With Black Sabbath

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Judas Priest talk about a few similarities between their upcoming album and Black Sabbath's latest album, as well as the bond the bands share.

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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I Was a Bad Father and an Abusive Husband’

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In a new interview, Ozzy Osbourne talks about his pitfalls as a father and husband and about his current recovery from alcoholism.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Becomes College Music Professor

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Tony Iommi has officially been hired as a Visiting Professor of Music by Coventry University to help students on their songwriting and compositional skills.

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