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
151 Black Sabbath 7 Audio 1970
152 The Rules Of Hell 52 Audio 2008-07-22
153 Headless Cross 8 Audio 1989-03-29 EMI
154 Black Sabbath 8 Audio 2007-02-21
155 Black Sabbath 7 Audio 2003 Earmark
156 Reunion 18 Audio 1998 Epic
157 Still Paranoid In '75 10 Audio 2006 Not On Label (Black Sabbath)
158 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 1976 Eurodisc
159 Technical Ecstasy 8 Audio 1976 Vertigo
160 Between Heaven & Hell - The Best Of Black Sabbath 16 Audio 1993
161 Never Say Die! 9 Audio 1978-09-28
162 Iron Man 12 Audio 1992 Ariola Express
163 Never Say Die 2 Audio 1978 Vertigo
164 Hard Road 2 Audio 1978 Vertigo
165 Die Young 2 Audio 1980-12-00 Vertigo
166 Headless Cross / Cloak And Dagger 2 Audio 1989 I.R.S. Records
167 Neon Knights 2 Audio 1980 Vertigo
168 Sabotage 8 Audio 1996-02-21 Castle Communications
169 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 10 Audio 2003 Earmark
170 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 2003 Earmark
171 Never Say Die! 9 Audio 2004 Earmark
172 Live At Last 9 Audio 2004 Earmark
173 Untitled 6 Audio 1990 DeAgostini
174 Never Say Die! 9 Audio 1978 Vertigo
175 Paranoid 8 Audio 2007-02-21 Strange Days Records
176 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll 17 Audio 2007-10-17 Strange Days Records
177 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 2007-02-21 Strange Days Records
178 Vol 4 10 Audio 2007-02-21 Strange Days Records
179 Sabotage 8 Audio 2007-10-17 Strange Days Records
180 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 2007-02-21 Strange Days Records
181 Paranoid / The Wizard 2 Audio 1970 Vertigo
182 The Dio Years 16 Audio 2007
183 Live At Last 9 Audio 1980 Earmark
184 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 1971 Vertigo
185 Technical Ecstasy 8 Audio 1976 Warner Bros. Records
186 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 9 Audio 1990 SNC Records
187 Black Sabbath 4 Audio 1982
188 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 2003-11-05 Earmark
189 Sabotage 8 Audio 2004 Earmark
190 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 2004 Earmark
191 Past Lives Vol. 1 9 Audio 2007 Earmark
192 Past Lives Vol. 2 8 Audio 2006 Earmark
193 Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 1974 Warner Bros. Records
194 Master Of Reality 8 Audio 1971-07-21 Warner Bros. Records
195 Tyr 9 Audio 1990 I.R.S. Records
196 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 8 Audio 1980 NEMS
197 Never Say Die! 9 Audio Vertigo
198 Mob Rules 2 Audio 1981 Vertigo
199 Technical Ecstasy 8 Audio 2004 Earmark
200 Born Again 9 Audio 1983


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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