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Few bands can claim to have invented an entire genre of music. The Beatles didn’t do it. The Beach Boys and visionary writer and producer Brian Wilson didn’t do it. Frank Zappa didn’t do it. Black Sabbath, a band once filleted by rock critics like Lester Bangs and targeted by generations of parents for allegedly… More »

Metal in 2013 will to some extent be defined by two stories that made their debuts in April, one of which was included on our list of the month’s best songs, the other which was not but deserves to be discussed here just the same. The latter is Ghost B.C.’s Infestissumam, which was released o… More »

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don’t like. And, generally speaking, the pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Yet, we plod on. But for some estranged bandmates, not even the lure of millions in collective earnings and/or reflective hosannas from the pre… More »

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Ozzy Osbourne Says Final Black Sabbath Album & Tour Will Happen Next Year

Black Sabbath were supposed to play one final show this November at Ozzfest Japan, but that quickly dissolved into an Ozzy Osbourne solo gig, possibly…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Today In Black Sabbath’s Facebook Feud

A quick update on Black Sabbath's public infighting this week: First, drummer Bill Ward posted to Facebook that he wouldn't play with Sabbath again until…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2015 - 4:16 pm

Bill Ward Will Not Play With Black Sabbath Until Ozzy Apologizes

What the hell is going on with Black Sabbath? First, the band announced they would do one last album and one last tour before calling…
Michael Nelson | April 15, 2015 - 5:58 pm
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Black Sabbath’s Big Farewell Show Is Actually An Ozzy Osbourne Solo Gig

Black Sabbath previously promised their fans one final show -- but something must have gone haywire since. Instead of the trio reuniting for Ozzfest i…
Caitlin White | April 9, 2015 - 1:44 pm
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Black Sabbath Announce Final Show

Last year, Black Sabbath, the greatest and most important metal band of all time, announced that they planned on making one last studio album and…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2015 - 11:41 am

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Jailed After Bar Fight

Geezer Butler is a 65-year-old millionaire, and he’s taken up vegan activism in recent years. But he’s also the bassist and lyricist for motherfucking Black…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2015 - 9:23 am
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Watch Foo Fighters Put On Corpsepaint, Cover Black Sabbath With Zac Brown For Halloween At The Ryman

Just as they followed up the Chicago episode of Sonic Highways with a club show at Cubby Bear, Foo Fighters followed their HBO show's Nashville…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm
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Watch Foo Fighters Cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” With Zac Brown On Letterman

When the Foo Fighters announced a five-day residency on the Late Show With David Letterman as they're getting ready to drop both an album and…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2014 - 9:02 am
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Black Sabbath Plan One Last Album, Tour

In an interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne announced that Black Sabbath would be recording a new album, and that it would be their last.
James Rettig | September 29, 2014 - 11:27 am
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GONGA (Feat. Beth Gibbons) – “Black Sabbeth” (Black Sabbath Cover)

It's been a while since we heard Beth Gibbons' ghostly voice, but this week she showed up in a unique setting. Instrumental metal band GONGA…
Miles Bowe | April 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Grammys 2014: Winners List

UPDATE: Check out GIFs and performance videos from the Grammys here and our wrap-up essay here. Here we go! The festivities are underway…
Michael Nelson | January 26, 2014 - 6:59 pm
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Quasi – “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath Cover)

For their massive new double album Mole City, Quasi, the long-running indie duo of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, recorded a grand total of 24…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2013 - 2:02 pm
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Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?” Video

There's been a lot of good discourse surrounding the "reunited" Black Sabbath's new album, the Rick Rubin-produced 13. Steve Smith and Ben Ratliff offered some…
Michael Nelson | June 10, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Stream Black Sabbath 13

When I gave a negative review to "The End Of The Beginning," the second single to be released from Black Sabbath's 13, I did so…
Michael Nelson | June 3, 2013 - 5:22 pm
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Black Sabbath – “End Of The Beginning”

I watch a lot of television -- like A LOT of television -- and I've never seen a single episode of CSI. I know thi…
Michael Nelson | May 16, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?”

The best metal album of 2012 was Pallbearer's fantastic Sorrow And Extinction, an album heavily indebted to Ozzy-era Black Sabbath. Yes, of course, all metal…
Michael Nelson | April 18, 2013 - 3:49 pm
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Reunited Black Sabbath Announce 13, 1st Studio LP In 35 Years

The original Black Sabbath lineup officially reunited in November 2011 to play some shows and record a new album -- their first since 1978's Never…
Michael Nelson | January 14, 2013 - 10:59 am
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Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. Friday's recap below... 12:00 p.m. @ The
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm
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