The R&R HOF committee, which hates every band that debuted in 1981, has announced its new inductees:
Black Sabbath (eighth time’s a fucking charm!)
Do they still do those drunk Paul Schaefer-supported superjams at the end of the night? ‘Cause this one would be totally awesome, in an unlistenable some-of-us-are-dead sort of way.
Ceremony takes place 3/13 at the Waldorf-Astoria, presumably airing on VH1 (with some bleeps and/or subtitles for Ozzy’s speech) a few days later. That’s assuming Ozzy shows up. In 1999, he wrote to the Hall: “Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it’s not voted on by the fans. It’s voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the media, who’ve never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me. Let’s face it, Black Sabbath has never been media darlings. We’re a people’s band and that suits us just fine.” Then the bloody dog shit in his fucking protein shake again. “Sharrrrrrrrrrrrrrrron.”