History Music / BlackSabbath

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* GodIsDead? The song brings up the question from the point of view of a man who lost his faith in face of humanity's atrocities.

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* GodIsDead? The song brings up the question from the point of view of a man who lost his faith in face of humanity's atrocities.atrocities, but ultimately concludes "I don't believe that God is dead".
11th Aug '16 10:41:22 PM gewunomox
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On 3 September 2015, it was announced that Black Sabbath would embark on their farewell tour, titled The End, from January 2016 to February 2017. espite earlier reports that they would enter the studio before their farewell tour, Osbourne stated that there will not be another Black Sabbath studio album and that Black Sabbath is indeed over. However, an 8-track EP entitled ''The End'' was sold at dates on the tour. Along with some live recordings, the CD includes four unused tracks from the ''13'' sessions.

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On 3 September 2015, it was announced that Black Sabbath would embark on their farewell tour, titled The End, from January 2016 to February 2017. espite Despite earlier reports that they would enter the studio before their farewell tour, Osbourne stated that there will not be another Black Sabbath studio album and that Black Sabbath is indeed over. However, an 8-track EP entitled ''The End'' was sold at dates on the tour. Along with some live recordings, the CD includes four unused tracks from the ''13'' sessions.
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!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic'':)

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Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic'':)






!!Studio Discography:

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!!Live Discography:

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!!Black Sabbath provides examples of the following tropes:

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* BigNo: In "Black Sabbath," punctuating the verses..

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* BigNo: In "Black Sabbath," punctuating the verses..verses.



* FunWithAcronyms: Subverted. "N.I.B." officially does not stand for anything, and was coined from Geezer Butler's assertion that Bill Ward's goatee looked like the '''nib''' of a fountain pen. It has since been [[{{Fanon}} declared by listeners]] to stand for "Nativity in Black." Comes in full circle, with the 1994 and 2000's CoverAlbum[=s=] being called "Nativity in Black, Vol. 1 and 2," along with a bonus track from ''13'' having the PunBasedTitle of "Naivete in Black."

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* FunWithAcronyms: Subverted. "N.I.B." officially does not stand for anything, and was coined from Geezer Butler's assertion that Bill Ward's goatee looked like the '''nib''' of a fountain pen. It has since been [[{{Fanon}} declared by listeners]] to stand for "Nativity in Black." Comes in full circle, with the 1994 and 2000's CoverAlbum[=s=] {{Cover Album}}s being called "Nativity in Black, Vol. 1 and 2," along with a bonus track from ''13'' having the PunBasedTitle of "Naivete in Black."



* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: "I." Also qualifies as a BadassBoast.
* IThoughtThatWas: "Iron Man" has nothing to do with [[Comicbook/IronMan the superhero]]. However, it's easily applied either way, right down to "Or if he moves will he fall?" This hasn't stopped the song from being used in played in [[Film/IronMan the movie's]] trailers and credits. The novelization of the first film states that Tony Stark heard the song inside his helmet, and after the press names him Iron Man even mimics Ozzy's intro.

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* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: IAmSong: "I." Also qualifies as a BadassBoast.
* IThoughtThatWas: "Iron Man" has nothing to do with [[Comicbook/IronMan [[ComicBook/IronMan the superhero]]. However, it's easily applied either way, right down to "Or if he moves will he fall?" This hasn't stopped the song from being used in played in [[Film/IronMan the movie's]] trailers and credits. The novelization of the first film states that Tony Stark heard the song inside his helmet, and after the press names him Iron Man even mimics Ozzy's intro.



* NotChristianRock: "After Forever," according to the band, was actually a song addressed to people who didn't 'get' the fact that their occult content was just a marketing ploy, rather than a stealthParody of Christian music. PoesLaw applies. "Lord of This World" also qualifies.

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* NotChristianRock: "After Forever," according to the band, was actually a song addressed to people who didn't 'get' the fact that their occult content was just a marketing ploy, rather than a stealthParody StealthParody of Christian music. PoesLaw applies. "Lord of This World" also qualifies.



** "Sweet Leaf" is a [[DrugsAreGood pro-marijuana]] song, and opens with a loop of Tony Iommi coughing immediately after taking a hit. The band were on pretty much ''every drug'' throughout the early and mid-'70s; Iommi later stated he had once taken [=LSD=] every day for ''two and a half years straight'' during that time.

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** "Sweet Leaf" is a [[DrugsAreGood pro-marijuana]] song, and opens with a loop of Tony Iommi coughing immediately after taking a hit. The band were on pretty much ''every drug'' throughout the early and mid-'70s; Iommi later stated he had once taken [=LSD=] LSD every day for ''two and a half years straight'' during that time.



** The band members have [[TheRashomon disagreed]] on whether "War Pigs" is a protest against the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar or not, especially since it was originally written as "Walpurgis" and had lyrics about a literal black Sabbath. On one occasion, Ozzy stated that the band "knew nothing about Vietnam, it's just an anti-war song", but Geezer claimed "it was totally against the Vietnam War, about how these rich politicians and rich people start all the wars for their benefit and get all the poor people to die for them," and the record company made them change the name of the album for fear of being criticized by supporters of the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.

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** The band members have [[TheRashomon disagreed]] on whether "War Pigs" is a protest against the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar or not, especially since it was originally written as "Walpurgis" and had lyrics about a literal black Black Sabbath. On one occasion, Ozzy stated that the band "knew nothing about Vietnam, it's just an anti-war song", but Geezer claimed "it was totally against the Vietnam War, about how these rich politicians and rich people start all the wars for their benefit and get all the poor people to die for them," and the record company made them change the name of the album for fear of being criticized by supporters of the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.



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** The "demon baby" on the cover of the album was also nicknamed "Aimee" within the band, after Ozzy & Sharon's daughter who was born right around the time the album was released.

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** The "demon baby" on the cover of the album was also nicknamed "Aimee" within the band, after Ozzy & and Sharon's daughter who was born right around the time the album was released.



* TransAtlanticEquivalent: The band's style, lyrical content and perceived preoccupations were equated to those of American heavy goth-rock pioneers the Music/BlueOysterCult. Aware that musical critics were directly comparing both bands, their managements bundled them together on a joint tour, dubbed ''The Black And Blue Tour''. It was never repeated.

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* TransAtlanticEquivalent: The band's style, lyrical content and perceived preoccupations were equated to those of American heavy goth-rock pioneers the Music/BlueOysterCult. Aware that musical critics were directly comparing both bands, their managements bundled them together on a joint tour, dubbed ''The Black And and Blue Tour''. It was never repeated.



** More recent fans could argue that if one were to see Black Sabbath performing live in the new millennium, they'd hear a vocal ''decline'' from Ozzy - mostly from his voice cracking occasionally (which isn't helped at all by the fact that Ozzy was almost literally semi-permanently high since the 1960's with periods of sobriety peppered in between) when he attempts to hit high notes and notes that extend for longer than a few seconds. It all depends on how much rest he's gotten and how stressful the tours are, really.

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** More recent fans could argue that if one were to see Black Sabbath performing live in the new millennium, they'd hear a vocal ''decline'' from Ozzy - -- mostly from his voice cracking occasionally (which isn't helped at all by the fact that Ozzy was almost literally semi-permanently high since the 1960's with periods of sobriety peppered in between) when he attempts to hit high notes and notes that extend for longer than a few seconds. It all depends on how much rest he's gotten and how stressful the tours are, really.



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* AerithAndBob: The original lineup. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and....Bill Ward.

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* AerithAndBob: The original lineup. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and....and... Bill Ward.



** Bill wasn't the only one. The producer for ''Heaven & Hell'', Martin Birch, was known to be very superstitious, so Tony made a fake voodoo doll out of balsa wood to screw around with him, with Geezer and Ronnie getting in on it by acting really shady with each other (talking about fake occult meetings and the like). No one ever told Birch the truth.

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** Bill wasn't the only one. The producer for ''Heaven & and Hell'', Martin Birch, was known to be very superstitious, so Tony made a fake voodoo doll out of balsa wood to screw around with him, with Geezer and Ronnie getting in on it by acting really shady with each other (talking about fake occult meetings and the like). No one ever told Birch the truth.



** Black Sabbath live with Ozzy as of recently falls into this trope as well. If one were to take a shot every time Ozzy shouts a variation of "Make some fucking noise!" or "I can't fucking hear you!", you'd either be dead from alcohol poisoning by the end of the show...or very, very, ''very'' drunk.
* {{Determinator}}: Tony Iommi. First he loses 2 fingertips on his fretting hand- no big deal, melt down soap bottles to make fake ones and tune your guitar down half a step[[note]]For those of you who aren't music-savvy, musical notes are assigned letters from A - G with sharps (#) or flats (b) assigned to notes halfway between the "standard" notes with the exceptions of B and E (so A, B, and C would be going up full steps, while A, A#, B, C, C# would be counting the half-steps). If a note passes G# or A, it cycles forward to an A or back to a G# respectively, albeit one octave higher/lower...anyway, guitars are normally tuned from the thickest to thinnest strings to the notes of E-A-D-G-B-E, so the half-step down would be tuned to D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#, which has less tension to work with, making fretting/bending the strings easier for someone with less strength in those fingers while unintentionally making the music sound "darker" due to the lower notes. And now you know.[[/note]] (and create music history in the process). Then some 50 years later he gets lymphoma. No big deal, go back to England to continue treatment, ship your bandmates out there with you so you can still work on the album, ''and still plan to tour that summer''. {{Badass}} incarnate right there.

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** Black Sabbath live with Ozzy as of recently falls into this trope as well. If one were to take a shot every time Ozzy shouts a variation of "Make some fucking noise!" or "I can't fucking hear you!", you'd either be dead from alcohol poisoning by the end of the show...or Or very, very, ''very'' drunk.
* {{Determinator}}: Tony Iommi. First he loses 2 fingertips on his fretting hand- hand -- no big deal, melt down soap bottles to make fake ones and tune your guitar down half a step[[note]]For step [[note]] For those of you who aren't music-savvy, musical notes are assigned letters from A - G with sharps (#) or flats (b) assigned to notes halfway between the "standard" notes with the exceptions of B and E (so A, B, and C would be going up full steps, while A, A#, B, C, C# would be counting the half-steps). If a note passes G# or A, it cycles forward to an A or back to a G# respectively, albeit one octave higher/lower...anyway, Anyway, guitars are normally tuned from the thickest to thinnest strings to the notes of E-A-D-G-B-E, so the half-step down would be tuned to D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#, which has less tension to work with, making fretting/bending fretting / bending the strings easier for someone with less strength in those fingers while unintentionally making the music sound "darker" due to the lower notes. And now you know.[[/note]] (and create music history in the process). Then some 50 years later he gets lymphoma. No big deal, go back to England to continue treatment, ship your bandmates out there with you so you can still work on the album, ''and still plan to tour that summer''. {{Badass}} incarnate right there.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The original four- Ozzy is Sanguine, Geezer is Choleric, Tony is Melancholic, and Bill is Phlegmatic... usually. Music/RonnieJamesDio was both Sanguine and Choleric.

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The original four- four -- Ozzy is Sanguine, Geezer is Choleric, Tony is Melancholic, and Bill is Phlegmatic... usually.Usually. Music/RonnieJamesDio was both Sanguine and Choleric.



** TheSuperego: Tony
** TheEgo: Ozzy
** TheId: Geezer

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** TheSuperego: Tony
Tony.
** TheEgo: Ozzy
Ozzy.
** TheId: GeezerGeezer.



** Bill Ward suffered a perforated diverticulitis in September 2013 (causing him to lose a lot of weight and most of his muscle mass), but it hasn't stopped him from his various pursuits (ie his Rock 50 radio show, his art project "Absence of Corners", and working on his third solo album).

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** Bill Ward suffered a perforated diverticulitis in September 2013 (causing him to lose a lot of weight and most of his muscle mass), but it hasn't stopped him from his various pursuits (ie (i.e. his Rock 50 radio show, his art project "Absence of Corners", and working on his third solo album).



** Even more so than that. The two consecutive albums with Ronnie James Dio did not have the same line-up. First, Ozzy left after ''Never Say Die.'' Then, Bill Ward left before the tour for ''Heaven and Hell.'' Then, after ''Mob Rules,'' both Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice left to form the band Dio.

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** Even more so than that. The two consecutive albums with Ronnie James Dio did not have the same line-up. First, Ozzy left after ''Never Say Die.'' Then, Bill Ward left before the tour for ''Heaven and Hell.'' Then, after ''Mob Rules,'' both Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice left to form the band Dio.''Dio''.



* SpringtimeForHitler: The album cover of ''Born Again'' was designed by Steve Joule, who deliberately tried to make it as distasteful as possible. He wanted to be rejected from the design commission, as he was also retained on a lucrative contract by Ozzy Osbourne's organisation for his sleeve designs - He could have turned down the offer altogether, but this way he'd be able to collect a small rejection fee. To Joule's horror and surprise, Iommi and Butler approved the image for the album. Ian Gillan, who sang on the album but didn't see the artwork until it was in stores, had more of the desired reaction: "I looked at the cover and puked."

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* SpringtimeForHitler: The album cover of ''Born Again'' was designed by Steve Joule, who deliberately tried to make it as distasteful as possible. He wanted to be rejected from the design commission, as he was also retained on a lucrative contract by Ozzy Osbourne's organisation for his sleeve designs - -- He could have turned down the offer altogether, but this way he'd be able to collect a small rejection fee. To Joule's horror and surprise, Iommi and Butler approved the image for the album. Ian Gillan, who sang on the album but didn't see the artwork until it was in stores, had more of the desired reaction: "I looked at the cover and puked."



* UrExample or TropeMaker: Although bands like Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueCheer paved the way, many people consider Black Sabbath to be the world's first true HeavyMetal band. They are also considered the UrExample for DoomMetal, which basically takes the characteristics of Sabbath's music (slow, heavy, sludgy riffs) and turns them UpToEleven.

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* UrExample or TropeMaker: TropeMakers: Although bands like Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueCheer paved the way, many people consider Black Sabbath to be the world's first true HeavyMetal band. They are also considered the UrExample for DoomMetal, which basically takes the characteristics of Sabbath's music (slow, heavy, sludgy riffs) and turns them UpToEleven.



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9th Aug '16 6:08:19 AM YoKab
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In the state of limbo the band was after Dio's death, the original line-up had confirmed its reunion, with a new album and a tour on the way, but Iommi's early stages of lymphoma had to halt all their summer tour dates as Black Sabbath except for Download Festival, with "Ozzy and Friends" performing most of the dates due to Iommi's condition.

In May of 2012, drummer Bill Ward broke from the band, citing contractual differences, leaving the band to perform its first show in Birmingham with Ozzy's current drummer Tommy Clufetos. The latest studio album, ''13'' was recorded with Music/RageAgainstTheMachine drummer Brad Wilk (who coincidentally shares the same initials as Ward, and whose name would be an anagram of Ward's if not for one letter.)

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In the state of limbo the band was after Dio's death, the original line-up had confirmed its reunion, with a new album and a tour on the way, but Iommi's early stages of lymphoma had to halt all their summer tour dates as Black Sabbath except for Download Festival, with "Ozzy and Friends" performing most of the dates due to Iommi's condition.

condition. In May of 2012, drummer Bill Ward broke from the band, citing contractual differences, leaving the band to perform its first show in Birmingham with Ozzy's current drummer Tommy Clufetos. The latest studio album, ''13'' was recorded with Music/RageAgainstTheMachine drummer Brad Wilk (who coincidentally shares the same initials as Ward, and whose name would be an anagram of Ward's if not for one letter.)
9th Aug '16 6:07:38 AM YoKab
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They started out in 1968 as a blues band called ''Earth'' until changing their style to a darker tone. Apocryphally, this was the result of one of the band members seeing a queue for a horror film at a cinema and commenting on how people pay to be scared. Their name did actually come from a 1963 horror movie named ''Film/BlackSabbath,'' starring Creator/BorisKarloff.

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They started out in 1968 as a blues band called ''Earth'' until changing their style to a darker tone. Apocryphally, this was the result of one of the band members seeing a queue for a horror film at a cinema and commenting on how people pay to be scared. Their name did actually come from a 1963 horror movie named ''Film/BlackSabbath,'' starring Creator/BorisKarloff.
Creator/BorisKarloff. Their sound has naturally changed over the decades. Their two most celebrated eras, the "classic" years (1969-1974) and the early Dio years (1980-1982), are marked by massive changes to the sound. For the classic era, they dabbled extensively with BluesRock, Jazz Rock, PsychedelicRock, early DoomMetal, and, of course, HeavyMetal. For the Dio era, they took up a more PowerMetal and traditional metal stance with some instances of SpeedMetal and vestiges of blues metal.



In May of 2012, drummer Bill Ward broke from the band, citing contractual differences, leaving the band to perform its first show in Birmingham with Ozzy's current drummer Tommy Clufetos. The latest studio album was recorded with Music/RageAgainstTheMachine drummer Brad Wilk (who coincidentally shares the same initials as Ward, and whose name would be an anagram of Ward's if not for one letter.)

Their sound has naturally changed over the decades. Their two most celebrated eras, the "classic" years (1969-1974) and the early Dio years (1980-1982), are marked by massive changes to the sound. For the classic era, they dabbled extensively with BluesRock, Jazz Rock, PsychedelicRock, early DoomMetal, and, of course, HeavyMetal. For the Dio era, they took up a more PowerMetal and traditional metal stance with some instances of SpeedMetal and vestiges of blues metal.

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In May of 2012, drummer Bill Ward broke from the band, citing contractual differences, leaving the band to perform its first show in Birmingham with Ozzy's current drummer Tommy Clufetos. The latest studio album album, ''13'' was recorded with Music/RageAgainstTheMachine drummer Brad Wilk (who coincidentally shares the same initials as Ward, and whose name would be an anagram of Ward's if not for one letter.)

Their sound has naturally changed over the decades. Their two most celebrated eras, the "classic" years (1969-1974) and the early Dio years (1980-1982), are marked by massive changes On 3 September 2015, it was announced that Black Sabbath would embark on their farewell tour, titled The End, from January 2016 to the sound. For the classic era, February 2017. espite earlier reports that they dabbled extensively with BluesRock, Jazz Rock, PsychedelicRock, early DoomMetal, and, of course, HeavyMetal. For would enter the Dio era, they took up a more PowerMetal studio before their farewell tour, Osbourne stated that there will not be another Black Sabbath studio album and traditional metal stance that Black Sabbath is indeed over. However, an 8-track EP entitled ''The End'' was sold at dates on the tour. Along with some instances of SpeedMetal and vestiges of blues metal.
live recordings, the CD includes four unused tracks from the ''13'' sessions.
27th Jul '16 7:35:49 PM gewunomox
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5th Jun '16 10:36:23 AM MikeK
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* SpringtimeForHitler: The album cover of ''Born Again'' was designed by Steve Joule, who deliberately tried to make it as distasteful as possible. He wanted to be rejected from the design commission, as he was also retained on a lucrative contract by Ozzy Osbourne's organisation for his sleeve designs. To Joule's horror and surprise, Iommi and Butler approved the image for the album. Ian Gillan, who sang on the album but didn't see the artwork until it was in stores, had more of the desired reaction: "I looked at the cover and puked."

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* SpringtimeForHitler: The album cover of ''Born Again'' was designed by Steve Joule, who deliberately tried to make it as distasteful as possible. He wanted to be rejected from the design commission, as he was also retained on a lucrative contract by Ozzy Osbourne's organisation for his sleeve designs.designs - He could have turned down the offer altogether, but this way he'd be able to collect a small rejection fee. To Joule's horror and surprise, Iommi and Butler approved the image for the album. Ian Gillan, who sang on the album but didn't see the artwork until it was in stores, had more of the desired reaction: "I looked at the cover and puked."
23rd May '16 11:00:37 AM bt8257
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* David Donato - lead vocals (1984-1985)

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* David Donato - lead vocals (1984-1985)(198485)



* [[Music/DeepPurple Ian Gillan]] - lead vocals (1982-1984)
* Ray Gillen - lead vocals (1986-1987, died 1993)
* Music/GlennHughes - lead vocals (1985-1986)
* '''''Tony Iommi''''' - guitar, vocals, flute, synthesizer, piano, mellotron, harpsichord, organ, bagpipes, harp (1968-2006, 2011)
* Tony Martin - lead vocals (19871991, 19931997)
* [[Music/{{KISS}} Eric Mensinger (Eric Singer)]] - drums (1985-1987)
* [[Music/{{Whitesnake}} Neil Murray]] - bass (19891991, 19941995)
* Geoff Nicholls - keyboard, bass, guitar (1986-1991, 1993-1996)
* '''''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne John "Ozzy" Osbourne]]''''' - lead vocals, harmonica, synthesizer (196877, 197879, 1997-2006, 2011)
* [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Ronald Pavadona (Ronnie James Dio)]] - lead vocals (197982, 199192, died 2010)

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* [[Music/DeepPurple Ian Gillan]] - lead vocals (1982-1984)
(198284)
* Ray Gillen - lead vocals (1986-1987, (198687, died 1993)
* Music/GlennHughes - lead vocals (1985-1986)
(198586)
* '''''Tony Iommi''''' - guitar, vocals, flute, synthesizer, piano, mellotron, harpsichord, organ, bagpipes, harp (1968-2006, (19682006, 2011)
* Tony Martin - lead vocals (19871991, 19931997)
(198791, 199397)
* [[Music/{{KISS}} Eric Mensinger (Eric Singer)]] Singer]] - drums (1985-1987)
(198587)
* [[Music/{{Whitesnake}} Neil Murray]] - bass (19891991, 19941995)
(198991, 199495)
* Geoff Nicholls - keyboard, bass, guitar (1986-1991, 1993-1996)
(198691, 199396)
* '''''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne John "Ozzy" Osbourne]]''''' - lead vocals, harmonica, synthesizer (196877, 197879, 1997-2006, 19972006, 2011)
* [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Ronald Pavadona (Ronnie James Dio)]] Music/RonnieJamesDio - lead vocals (197982, 199192, died 2010)



* '''Bill Ward''' - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals, congas, timpani, piano (196880, 198283, 1985, 1994, 19972006, 2011-12)

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* '''Bill Ward''' - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals, congas, timpani, piano (196880, 198283, 1985, 1994, 19972006, 2011-12)
201112)
23rd May '16 10:55:18 AM bt8257
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* Vinny Appice - drums, percussion (19801982, 19911993, 1998)
* [[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra Bev Bevan]] - drums, percussion, cymbals (1983-1984, 1987)

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* Vinny Appice - drums, percussion (19801982, 19911993, (198082, 199193, 1998)
* [[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra Bev Bevan]] - drums, percussion, cymbals (1983-1984, (198384, 1987)



* '''''Terrence "Geezer" Butler''''' - bass, vocals, mellotron, synthesizer, nose flute (1968-1985, 1990-1994, 1997-2006, 2011-Present)

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* '''''Terrence "Geezer" Butler''''' - bass, vocals, mellotron, synthesizer, nose flute (1968-1985, 1990-1994, 1997-2006, 2011-Present)(196885, 199094, 19972006, 2011)



* [[Music/{{Rainbow}} Colin Flooks (Cozy Powell)]] - drums, percussion (19881991, 19941995, died 1998)

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* [[Music/{{Rainbow}} Colin Flooks (Cozy Powell)]] - drums, percussion (19881991, 19941995, (198891, 199495, died 1998)



* '''''Tony Iommi''''' - guitar, vocals, flute, synthesizer, piano, mellotron, harpsichord, organ, bagpipes, harp (1968-2006, 2011-Present)

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* '''''Tony Iommi''''' - guitar, vocals, flute, synthesizer, piano, mellotron, harpsichord, organ, bagpipes, harp (1968-2006, 2011-Present)2011)



* '''''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne John "Ozzy" Osbourne]]''''' - lead vocals, harmonica, synthesizer (1968-1977, 1978-1979, 1997-2006, 2011-Present)
* [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Ronald Pavadona (Ronnie James Dio)]] - lead vocals (19791982, 19911992, died 2010)
* [[Music/BlueOysterCult Bobby Rondinelli]] - drums (1993-1994, 1995)
* Dave Spitz - bass (1985-1986, 1987)
* [[Music/FleetwoodMac Dave Walker]] - lead vocals (1977-1978)
* '''Bill Ward''' - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals, congas, timpani, piano (19681980, 19821983, 1985, 1994, 19972006, 2011-2012)

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* '''''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne John "Ozzy" Osbourne]]''''' - lead vocals, harmonica, synthesizer (1968-1977, 1978-1979, (196877, 197879, 1997-2006, 2011-Present)
2011)
* [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Ronald Pavadona (Ronnie James Dio)]] - lead vocals (19791982, 19911992, (197982, 199192, died 2010)
* [[Music/BlueOysterCult Bobby Rondinelli]] - drums (1993-1994, (199394, 1995)
* Dave Spitz - bass (1985-1986, (198586, 1987)
* [[Music/FleetwoodMac Dave Walker]] - lead vocals (1977-1978)
(197778)
* '''Bill Ward''' - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals, congas, timpani, piano (19681980, 19821983, (196880, 198283, 1985, 1994, 19972006, 2011-2012)
2011-12)



16th May '16 3:33:48 PM ThornBrain
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From 1982-1984, former Music/Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan joined the ''Black Sabbath'' for ''Born Again'' and a tour that most notably included the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water" as part of the encore, an unusual move for ''Black Sabbath.''

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From 1982-1984, former Music/Deep Purple Music/DeepPurple singer Ian Gillan joined the ''Black Sabbath'' for ''Born Again'' and a tour that most notably included the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water" as part of the encore, an unusual move for ''Black Sabbath.''
15th May '16 2:25:10 PM CassandraLeo
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In 1979, Ozzy Osbourne was fired from the band as his increasingly erratic behaviour rendered him generally unreliable. On the advice of the band's manager, Sharon Arden (who would later become Sharon Osbourne), the group recruited Music/RonnieJamesDio, formerly of HeavyMithril bands Music/{{Elf}} and Music/{{Rainbow}}, as their new lead singer. Dio's tenure lasted only three years, but he was generally regarded as a brilliant front-man in his own right, and his 1980 debut with the band: ''Heaven and Hell,'' is an all-time classic.

From 1982-1984, former ''Deep Purple'' singer Ian Gillan joined the ''Black Sabbath'' for ''Born Again'' and a tour that most notably included the ''Deep Purple'' song "Smoke on the Water" as part of the encore, an unusual move for ''Black Sabbath.''

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In 1979, Ozzy Osbourne was fired from the band as his increasingly erratic behaviour rendered him generally unreliable. On the advice of the band's manager, Sharon Arden (who would later become Sharon Osbourne), the group recruited Music/RonnieJamesDio, formerly of HeavyMithril bands Music/{{Elf}} and Music/{{Rainbow}}, as their new lead singer. Dio's tenure lasted only three years, but he was generally regarded as a brilliant front-man in his own right, and his 1980 debut with the band: band, ''Heaven and Hell,'' is an all-time classic.

From 1982-1984, former ''Deep Purple'' Music/Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan joined the ''Black Sabbath'' for ''Born Again'' and a tour that most notably included the ''Deep Purple'' Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water" as part of the encore, an unusual move for ''Black Sabbath.''



* 1971 - ''Master Of Reality''

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* 1971 - ''Master Of of Reality''



* 1980 - ''Heaven And Hell''

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* 1980 - ''Heaven And and Hell''



* 1980 - ''Live At Last''

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* 1980 - ''Live At at Last''



* 2007 - ''Live At Hammersmith Odeon''
* 2013 - ''Live... Gathered In Their Masses''

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* 2007 - ''Live At at Hammersmith Odeon''
* 2013 - ''Live... Gathered In in Their Masses''



* LoudnessWar: ''13''. Given that it's a Music/RickRubin production, this was pretty much inevitable.



* NotChristianRock: "After Forever," according to the band, was actually a song addressed to people who didn't 'get' the fact that their occult content was just a marketing ploy, rather than a stealth parody of Christian music.

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* NotChristianRock: "After Forever," according to the band, was actually a song addressed to people who didn't 'get' the fact that their occult content was just a marketing ploy, rather than a stealth parody stealthParody of Christian music.music. PoesLaw applies. "Lord of This World" also qualifies.



* RhymingWithItself: The first verse of "War Pigs" (Needless to say, as it's Ozzy singing, they pull it off:)

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* RhymingWithItself: The first verse of "War Pigs" (Needless (needless to say, as it's Ozzy singing, they pull it off:)off):



** Though this is due to the song being re-written from its original Walpurgis, where the opening line was: "Witches gathered at black masses, bodies burning in red ashes."

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** Though this is due to the song being re-written from its original Walpurgis, "Walpurgis", where the opening line was: "Witches gathered at black masses, bodies burning in red ashes."



** Bill Ward suffered a perforated diverticulitis in September 2013 (causing him to lose a lot of weight and most of his muscle mass), but it hasn't stopped him from his various pursuits (ie his Rock 50 radio show, his art project "Absence Of Corners", and working on his third solo album).

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** Bill Ward suffered a perforated diverticulitis in September 2013 (causing him to lose a lot of weight and most of his muscle mass), but it hasn't stopped him from his various pursuits (ie his Rock 50 radio show, his art project "Absence Of of Corners", and working on his third solo album).



* RevolvingDoorBand: ''Black Sabbath'' have never recorded consecutive albums with the same line-up since Music/RonnieJamesDio left the band in 1982.
** Even more so than that. The two consecutive albums with Ronnie James Dio did not have the same line-up. First, Ozzy left after ''Never Say Die.'' Then, Bill Ward left before the tour for ''Heaven and Hell.'' Then, after ''The Mob Rules,'' both Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice left to form the band ''Dio.''

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* RevolvingDoorBand: ''Black Sabbath'' Black Sabbath have never recorded consecutive albums with the same line-up since Music/RonnieJamesDio left the band in 1982.
** Even more so than that. The two consecutive albums with Ronnie James Dio did not have the same line-up. First, Ozzy left after ''Never Say Die.'' Then, Bill Ward left before the tour for ''Heaven and Hell.'' Then, after ''The Mob ''Mob Rules,'' both Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice left to form the band ''Dio.''Dio.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: The guys in ''Black Sabbath'' did a ''lot'' of drugs back in the 1970's. Ozzy even claims that during the peak of ''Black Sabbath'''s popularity, him and Tony would do acid ''every day for a year'' just to see what would happen.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: The guys in ''Black Sabbath'' did a ''lot'' of drugs back in the 1970's. Ozzy even claims that during the peak of ''Black Sabbath'''s Black Sabbath's popularity, him and Tony would do acid ''every day for a year'' just to see what would happen.



* UrExample: Although bands like Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueCheer paved the way, many people consider ''Black Sabbath'' to be the world's first true HeavyMetal band.

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* UrExample: UrExample or TropeMaker: Although bands like Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueCheer paved the way, many people consider ''Black Sabbath'' Black Sabbath to be the world's first true HeavyMetal band.band. They are also considered the UrExample for DoomMetal, which basically takes the characteristics of Sabbath's music (slow, heavy, sludgy riffs) and turns them UpToEleven.
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