Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Bill Ward (drums)

Also known as ブラックサバス, Black Sabbaht, Black Sabbatv, Black Sabbth, Блэк Саббат, Блэк Сэбэт, Sabbath
Members of Black Sabbath: Bev Bevan, Bill Ward, Bob Daisley, Bobby Rondinelli, Cozy Powell, Craig Gruber, Dave Spitz, Dave Walker (6), Don Airey, Eric Singer, Geezer Butler, Geoff Nicholls, Gerald Woodruffe, Glenn Hughes, Gordon Copley, Ian Gillan, Jo Burt, Neil Murray, Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Gillen, Ronald Padavona, Terry Chimes, Tony Iommi, Tony Martin, Vinny Appice
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Discography of Black Sabbath:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Paranoid 2 Audio 2003 Not On Label (Black Sabbath)
2 Heaven And Hell 8 Audio 1987-05-19 Warner Bros. Records
3 Mob Rules 9 Audio 1989-04-18 Warner Bros. Records
4 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 1988-02-16 Warner Bros. Records
5 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 10 Audio 1988-04-19 Warner Bros. Records
6 Paranoid 8 Audio 1987-02-17 Warner Bros. Records
7 The Eternal Idol 9 Audio 1987-12-01 Warner Bros. Records
8 Black Sabbath 10 Audio 1988-04-19 Warner Bros. Records
9 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 1987-05-12 Warner Bros. Records
10 Dehumanizer 11 Audio 1992-06-30
11 Attention! Black Sabbath Volume One 8 Audio 1973 WWA Records
12 Paranoid 8 Audio 1999 Metal Mind Records
13 Paranoid 8 Audio 1971-01-07
14 Paranoid 8 Audio 1970
15 Black Sabbath 8 Audio 1996
16 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 10 Audio 1972-09-25 Warner Bros. Records
17 Mob Rules 9 Audio 1981-11-04 Warner Bros. Records
18 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll 16 Audio 1979 Warner Bros. Records
19 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 1971-07-21 Warner Bros. Records
20 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 1980 Nems
21 Sabotage 8 Audio 1975-07-28 Warner Bros. Records
22 The Best Of Black Sabbath 32 Audio 2000-07-25 Metal-is Records
23 Black Sabbath 7 Audio 1985
24 Greatest Hits 10 Audio 1977 Castle Music
25 Paranoid 8 Audio 1996
26 Paranoid 8 Audio 1976 Castle Music
27 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 1996
28 Black Sabbath 6 Audio Creative Sounds
29 The Ozzy Osbourne Years 42 Audio 1991
30 Attention! Black Sabbath! 6 Audio 1972 Fontana
31 Paranoid 2 Audio 1970 Vertigo
32 Tyr 9 Audio 1990-08-20
33 Heaven And Hell 8 Audio 1980-04-25 Vertigo
34 Sabotage 8 Audio 1984 Victoria
35 Live At Last 9 Audio 1985 Nems
36 Mob Rules 9 Audio 1981-11-04 Vertigo
37 Born Again 9 Audio 1983-08-07 Vertigo
38 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 1981 Nems
39 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 1996
40 Black Sabbath 7 Audio 1973 Vertigo
41 Paranoïd / Rat Salad 2 Audio 1970 Vertigo
42 Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 1974 Warner Bros. Records
43 Live Evil 14 Audio 1983 Vertigo
44 Greatest Hits 10 Audio 1986 NEMS
45 Black Sabbath 7 Audio 1970-02-13
46 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio Vertigo
47 Never Say Die! 9 Audio 1978-09-28 Warner Bros. Records
48 Black Sabbath 10 Audio 1973 Warner Bros. Records
49 Paranoid 8 Audio 1980 NEMS
50 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 10 Audio 1981 NEMS


Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Terry "Geezer" Butler (bass).

Considered by many to be the first heavy metal band, Black Sabbath was formed in 1968 by [a=Tony Iommi], [a=Ozzy Osbourne], [a=Geezer Butler] and [a=Bill Ward]. The band's original name was the Polka Tulk Blues Band (later shortened to Polka Tulk) and later Earth before becoming Black Sabbath. The original line up lasted until 1979, after which Osbourne was fired and replaced by [a=Ronnie James Dio]. The line up changes would continue, with no line up remaining intact for consecutive studio releases. Throughout the changes, only Tony Iommi and keyboardist [a=Geoff Nicholls], who also joined the band in 1979, would remain with Black Sabbath, although Nicholls would not always be credited as a full member. In 1997, Iommi, Butler, Ward, and Osbourne reunited, touring and releasing a live album in 1998, although a long-rumored studio release did not appear (the group attempted to record a new album in 2001 with producer [a=Rick Rubin] but the sessions were scrapped). After that, the group periodically reunited to tour with Ozzy's "Ozzfest" tour. In 2004, longtime keyboardist Geoff Nicholls was replaced by [a=Adam Wakeman] for an Ozzfest tour. No reason was given for the replacement. In 2006, the original line up was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame.

In 2007, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio, and drummer [a=Vinny Appice] (who were featured on 1981's "Mob Rules" and 1992's "Dehumanizer") announced that they would tour together as [a=Heaven & Hell (2)] (with Iommi, who owns the Black Sabbath name, deciding to keep the Black Sabbath name solely for the original line up in light of their Rock 'n' Roll HOF induction) to support a Dio-era greatest hits release, which also featured 3 new Dio/Iommi compositions. A brand new live album was released under the Heaven & Hell name that same year, followed by a studio album in 2009.

In 2009, Osbourne sued Iommi over control of the Black Sabbath name. The lawsuit was settled the following year. In late 2011, it was announced that the original line-up would be recording and touring. Shortly, afterward, Bill Ward dropped out, stating he had been given a contract that was "unsignable". The three remaining members opted to continue without him.

Line-Ups:

Guitar:

Tony Iommi

Vocals:

Ozzy Osbourne - 1968-1977, 1978-1979, 1997 - Present

Dave Walker - 1977-1978 (rehearsals and a TV appearance only)

Ronnie James Dio - 1979-1982, 1991-1992

Ian Gillan - 1983-1984

Glenn Hughes - 1985-1986

Ray Gillen - 1986-1987 (live only)

Tony Martin - 1987-1991, 1993-1996

Bass:

Geezer Butler - 1968-1984, 1991-1994, 1997-Present

Craig Gruber - 1979 (rehearsals only while Butler contemplated leaving the band, the extent of his participation has been disputed)

Gordon Copley -1985 (rehearsals and one studio track only)

Dave "The Beast" Spitz - 1985-1986, 1987 (live appearances only in 1987)

Bob Daisley - 1987 (studio only)

Jo Bert - 1987 (live only)

Laurence Cottle - 1988 (studio only)

Neil Murray - 1989-1992, 1995-1996

Drums:

Bill Ward - 1968-1980, 1983 (studio only in 1983), 1994 (live appearances), 1997-2011

Vinny Appice - 1981-1982, 1991-1992, 1998 (live only in 1998, filling in for a sick Bill Ward)

Bev Bevan - 1983-1984, 1987 (live only)

Eric Singer - 1985-1987

Terry Chimes - 1987-1988 (live only)

Cozy Powell - 1988-1991, 1994-1995

Bobby Rondinelli - 1993-1994, 1995 (live appearances only in 1995)

Mike Bordin - 1997 (live only, not a full member)

Tommy Clufetos - 2012-Present (live only, not a full member)

Brad Wilk - 2013 (studio only, not a full member)

Keyboards:

Rick Wakeman - 1973 (studio only, not a full member)

Jezz Woodfuffe - ?-1977 (not a full member)

Don Airey - 1978 (not a full member)

Geoff Nicholls - 1979-2004

Adam Wakeman - 2004-Present (live only, not a full member)


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