Black Sabbath - The Godfathers of Heavy Metal
Few acts ever have or ever will have as much of an impact on the
direction of music as Ozzy Osbourne's heavy metal titans. More than 100 million record sales only tell half the story for
this awe-inspiring act, who've influenced the sound, look and performance style of countless artists over the past four decades.
playing at Ozzy's own global festival Ozzfest or hitting arenas around the world, these living legends are still a must-see
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Black Sabbath Biography - Ozzy's Army
storied outfit formed in Birmingham in the late '60s, when guitarist Tony Lommi and drummer Bill Ward recruited frontman Osbourne
and bassist Geezer Butler to play in a 'heavy blues' band. After toying with various styles - and enjoying sojourns in other
groups like Jethro Tull - they became the act we know and love today in 1969, naming a song after, then taking their name
from, a Boris Karloff horror film. Inspired by this movie genre and occult writing, they darkened their sound and signed a
record deal, aptly releasing their self-titled debut album on Friday the 13th in February 1970.
Follow-up LP Paranoid
spawned their signature hit of the same name, and from there they were firmly on a rollercoaster ride of success. Although
experiencing their fair share of inter-band problems and line-up changes owing to Ozzy's wildman ways, their highs have always
outweighed their lows. Feted by generations of bands - including Metallica, who inducted them into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall
of Fame in 2006 - they remain a musical freak of nature as energetic onstage now as they've ever been.
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