Black Sabbath Live Concert Photos Taken In 2016 At Ozzfest.

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Black Sabbath

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Bio

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968.  featuring Tony Iommi,   Geezer Butler,   Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with   Black Sabbath  , Paranoid  and Master of Reality  . with  multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

Formed in 1968 as the Polka Tulk Blues Band , the group went through line up changes.  renamed  as Earth, broke up and reformed. By 1969, they had named themselves Black Sabbath . after the film Black Sabbath starring Boris Karloff.    Their first show   took place on 30 August 1969, in Workington. Signing    in November 1969, they released their first single.  “Evil Woman” in  1970. Their debut album, Black Sabbath, was released on Friday the 13th,  Though receiving a negative critical response, the album was a commercial success .  reaching number 8 in the UK Albums Chart.    the band returned to the studios to  record the follow up, Paranoid .    The band’s popularity grew, and by 1973’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, critics were starting to respond favourably.

Ozzy leaves Dio enters

Osbourne’s  use of alcohol and   drugs led to his dismissal  in 1979.  replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio.  . In 1991, Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio and  Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer .  reunited with Osbourne in 1997  releasing a live album Reunion. Black Sabbath’s final studio album and nineteenth overall, 13 (2013), features all of the original members but Ward, who left the band prior to the recording sessions due to a contract dispute. A year after embarking on a farewell tour, the band played their final concert in their home city of Birmingham on 4 February 2017,[1] after which they broke up.[2] Iommi has stated that he has not ruled out the possibility of new material or one-off shows under the Black Sabbath name.[3]

Accolades 

They were ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time, and placed second in VH1‘s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 in their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. They have also won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance.