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Drummer Vinny Appice Not Approached for Black Sabbath, Thrilled With Kill Devil Hill

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Drummer Vinny Appice has a long history of playing with some of rock's greatest bands and though he was part of the Heaven and Hell revival of the Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath, Appice says he was not contacted when Bill Ward fell out of the Black Sabbath reunion.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler on Bill Ward: ‘We Desperately Wish That It Had Worked With Him’

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath have had a monster year in 2013, but it almost didn't happen at all. On top of guitarist Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis, original drummer Bill Ward pulled out of the Sabbath reunion due to contractual issues. Although Black Sabbath have captured success with Brad Wilk in the studio and Tommy Clufetos on tour, both Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler have reiterated that they wished it had all worked out with Ward.

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Ozzy Osbourne Reacts to Black Sabbath Grammy Nominations

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

This past Friday, the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced, and Black Sabbath received nods in three categories: Best Rock Album (’13′), Best Metal Performance (‘God Is Dead?’) and Best Rock Song (‘God Is Dead?). Now, singer Ozzy Osbourne has responded to the good news.

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2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage + Volbeat With King Diamond

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Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Century Media Roadrunner Records / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Metal Blade

Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category. The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there's a diverse group of acts populating the category.

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Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age Lead 2014 Rock Grammy Nominations

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

A big congrats is in order to Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age as they're among the rock leaders for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Each of the acts received three nominations when the Grammy Awards nods were revealed Friday night (Dec. 6).

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Ozzy Osbourne: Black Sabbath Reunion Did Not Contribute to My Drug + Alcohol Relapse

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Black Sabbath made one of metal's all-time greatest comebacks in 2013, releasing '13' and embarking on a world tour despite guitarist Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis and parting ways with founding drummer Bill Ward over apparent contract issues. The band had forced itself past those hardships, but underneath it all, singer Ozzy Osbourne had relapsed on drugs and alcohol.

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Kids Sing Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven and Hell’ in a Car – Best of YouTube

Kids sing 'Heaven and Hell'
YouTube: TheAxlErmin

Just look at these rock 'n' roll children! Rather than toiling away at singing some silly nursery rhymes and annoying their parents, these kids can be as loud as they want if they keep singing songs like this! Hell, it might even give the adults an excuse to shamelessly sing along with the famed Black Sabbath tune!

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Receives Honorary Doctorate of Arts From Coventry University

Tony Iommi
BBC

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi is already the 'Rock 'N' Roll Doctor,' but the iconic guitarist is now an actual doctor thanks to Coventry University. On Nov. 19, Iommi received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts "in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music."

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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I Didn’t Expect To Live Past 30′

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He is truly a living legend, so it's only appropriate that Ozzy Osbourne was given that very award along with his Black Sabbath bandmates during the recent Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards in London. Despite this, Ozzy later revealed that in during his younger days, he "didn't expect to live past 30."

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Black Sabbath Lead Winners at Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Black Sabbath have enjoyed a banner year and it just got better at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at London's Roundhouse. The group won three of the night's top honors at the event.

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