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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.

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath / Heaven and Hell)
Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Puts Beverly Hills Home on the Market

The Black Sabbath bassist has put his Beverly Hills home on the market for $3.2 million.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Geezer Butler: If It Weren’t for Black Sabbath, I’d Be Long Dead

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler opened about the depressive state he was in early in the band's career and says he'd be dead if they never made it.

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Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne Discuss Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, Black Sabbath’s Legacy + More [Exclusive Interview]

We caught up with Black Sabbath legends Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne at the Los Angeles event to announce Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

See a Photo Gallery of the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Press Event + Video of Zakk Wylde Jamming Black Sabbath With Corey Taylor + David Draiman

At the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest press event, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor manned the mic on 'Fairies Wear Boots' while Disturbed vocalist David Draiman lent his voice to 'N.I.B.'

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Unveiled, Lineups Announced

Get ready for the merging of two of metal's biggest festivals!

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Loudwire
Loudwire

Black Sabbath Albums Ranked

Loudwire counts down Black Sabbath's albums ranked from weakest to strongest.

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Black Sabbath
Vertigo

37 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fire Ozzy Osbourne

On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.

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Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Warner Bros.

36 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Roar Back With ‘Heaven and Hell’

On April 25, 1980, Black Sabbath took a major step by releasing 'Heaven and Hell' with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio.

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Time Life
Time Life

Metallica Perform ‘Iron Man’ (From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) – Exclusive Clip + Vinyl Giveaway

Watch this performance of Metallica covering Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man' at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and enter to win a new vinyl release from Time Life.

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Geezer Butler Corey Taylor
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Geezer Butler, Corey Taylor + More to Play Honors Concert for Deep Purple + Cheap Trick Musicians

On May 12, some legendary musicians are coming together to honor Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes and Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander.

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