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Band Photo: Black Sabbath (?)

Formed: 1968
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Black Sabbath News

Below is our complete Black Sabbath news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Black Sabbath Bassist Guests On Apocalyptica Song

Terry "Geezer" Butler, bassist and founding member of heavy metal fathers Black Sabbath, has been confirmed to appear on the new Apocalyptica single "I'll Get Through It," which will be released this Friday (March 18th.)

A message from Apocalyptica states: "We are more than thrilled working with our great and talented friend Franky Perez again! It’s been a while since our previous collaborations in Shadowmaker album and tour, and we are also highly awaiting for getting back on road with him this April all across the States! Pre-save the new song with him and legend Geezer Butler today!"

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Ozzy Osbourne Premieres New Music Video

Ozzy Osbourne celebrates the 40th anniversary of his 1981 solo album "Diary Of A Madman" with a new music video for "Flying High Again" from it. The record has sold over 3 million units in the United States alone and was the final record to feature legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads.

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Black Sabbath Debut Remastered “Hole In The Sky”

Black Sabbath premiere the recently remastered version of their song “Hole In The Sky“. It will be included on the impending deluxe edition of their album “Sabotage“ (1975 ), due out June 11, 2021.

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Rare Black Sabbath Track “Slapback” Surfaces

An audio stream of what seems to be a previously unreleased Black Sabbath song called “Slapback” has been recently shared online by Geoff Nicholls via YouTube. It appears to be a rehearsal recording of a Ronnie James Dio-era track. Nicholls himself handled the keyboards and bass duties in Black Sabbath from 1979 - 2004.

Tells the Geoff Nicholls - Archive channel of the song: More...

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See Slash Join Post Malone For Black Sabbath Cover

Post Malone was joined by drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and guitarist Slash (Guns n’ Roses) during his performance on Thursday (December 31) as part of "Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Presents: New Years Eve 2021" livestream. The rapper performed a cover of Alice In Chains' "Rooster" with Smith, guitarist/producer Andrew Watt and bassist Chris Chaney, before playing Black Sabbath's classic "War Pigs" with the help of Slash and the aforementioned musicians.

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Spirit Adrift Premiere Black Sabbath Cover

Spirit Adrift premiere their take on Black Sabbath’s classic track "Supernaut". The cut is part of a full-album reimagining of Black Sabbath’s "Vol. 4" for Magnetic Eye Records, featuring tributes by Matt Pike, Haunt, The Obsessed, Thou, Zakk Sabbath, and more.

Check out now "Supernaut" below.

Explains vocalist/guitarist Nate Garrett: More...

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Legendary Producer Martin Birch Passes Away

Martin Birch, the legendary producer best known for his work with Iron Maiden from 1981 to 1992, as well as Black Sabbath's first two albums with Ronnie James Dio, has sadly died at the age of seventy two. Birch also worked with such bands as Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Fleetwood Mac, Rainbow and Whitesnake, with whom he worked with from 1978 to 1984.

Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale paid tribute to Birch, saying: "It is with a very heavy heart I've just had verified my very dear friend and producer Martin Birch has passed away.

"Martin was a huge part of my life...helping me from the first time we met through until Slide It In... My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and fans... Broken heart."

Other notable people who led tributes included Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, who said: "Really sad to hear of the passing of Martin Birch. Brilliant producer. Had the pleasure of working with him on the Black Sabbath albums Heaven And Hell and Mob Rules. Condolensces to Vera and family."

While Wendy Dio added: "My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Vera and his daughter Haley. He was a genius producer and a very dear friend of Ronnie’s (James Dio). May he RIP."

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Ozzy Osbourne Premieres New Music Video

Ozzy Osbourne premieres a new official music video for his single “Straight To Hell” streaming via YouTube for you below. The track boasts a guest cameo from Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and is taken from Osbourne‘s impending new record, “Ordinary Man“.

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Ozzy Osbourne Premieres New Song & Music Video

Ozzy Osbourne premieres a new official music video for his song “Under The Graveyard“. Jonas Åkerlund helmed the semi-atuobiographical clip which finds Jack Kilmer (Mayhem movie, ‘Lords Of Chaos‘) appearing as Ozzy and Jessica Barden as his wife Sharon.

Osbourne‘s new record “Ordinary Man” will land in stores in early 2020 via Epic Records. The album was recorded this year with Andrew Watt (Post Malone) on guitar, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.

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Day Of Errors (Ex-Black Sabbath) Premiere New Song

Day Of Errors - featuring ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward among their ranks - premiere a new track titled “Dark” which you can hear via YouTube below.

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Mac Sabbath Debut New Music Video “Sweet Beef”

Mac Sabbath bring the golden arches approach to Black Sabbath‘s “Sweet Leaf” in their new official music video for “Sweet Beef“. Comments frontman Ronald Osbourne: “Mac Sabbath ‘meats’ marionettes! There will be blood!”

Next up for the band are the following tour dates: More...

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Watch: "Kids React!" To The Music Of Black Sabbath

Fine Brothers Entertainment‘s "Kids React!" series has returned to metal territory with its latest edition. See below to find a bunch of youngsters respond to the music of the recently retired Godfathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath.

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Black Sabbath Final "Iron Man" Performance Posted

Black Sabbath have shared the following official live footage of their final performance of “Iron Man“ via Facebook. Captured at their February 04th, 2017 farewell show at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, England, the below clip is taken from the band’s live outing, ‘The End‘, which hit stores past week.

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Ex-Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Hospitalized

Ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was recently hospitalized with a heart issue which has forced him to cancel his planned December run of West Coast shows as part of Day Of Errors in the United States. He issued the below statement on the matter:

"Hi Everyone,

It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates. More...

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Black Sabbath’s "The End" To Be Released On Friday

Official live footage of Black Sabbath‘s final live performance of “War Pigs” can be streamed below. The footage was recorded during the band’s farewell live show in their hometown of Birmingham, England this past February. The pro-shot live footage will be receive a release as "The End" this Friday, November 17th.

Check out now "War Pigs" below.

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Black Sabbath Debuts "N.I.B." Clip From "The End"

Black Sabbath are streaming live footage of “N.I.B.” taken from their upcoming farewell outing, "The End". That effort was shot during the band’s final live show that took place in their hometown of Birmingham, England this past February. "The End" will arrive in stores on November 17th.

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Black Sabbath Posts DVD Footage For New Release

Black Sabbath released live DVD/Blue-Ray footage for "Paranoid," which you can enjoy in the player below. The footage will be featured on the new live album/DVD/Blu-Ray release "The End," which drops on November 17th via Eagle Rock/Eagle Vision. Pre-order packages are available over at this location.

"The End" is a celebration of Black Sabbath's final hometown concert at Birmingham's Genting Arena on February 4th, 2017.

The track listing for the release is:

Blu-ray & DVD:

1. Black Sabbath
2. Fairies Wear Boots
3. Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
4. After Forever
5. Into The Void
6. Snowblind
7. Band Intros
8. War Pigs
9. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
10. Bassically / N.I.B.
11. Hand Of Doom
12. Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
13. Rat Salad / Drum Solo
14. Iron Man
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave
17. Paranoid More...

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Black Sabbath Shares "Children Of The Grave" Clip

Black Sabbath premieres a new live clip performing "Children Of The Grave", taken from the band's upcoming "The End Of The End" film, which will screen in theaters on September 28th. The movie captures both the band’s farewell touring and its final live show, which took place February 04th, 2017 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK.

Check out now "Children Of The Grave" below.

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Black Sabbath Performs Final Show

It's truly the end of an era: one of the bands that arguably kicked off heavy metal - Black Sabbath - has now come to an end nearly 50 years later.

The reactivated Black Sabbath, sadly minus Bill Ward, performed the last show of "The End" tour in Birmingham.

It was a fitting end, with a sold-out arena filled with an estimated 16,000 fans. Footage of that farewell show recently uploaded to YouTube can be seen below.

Did you catch any of the final Black Sabbath shows? Let us know your favorite Ozzy and Sabbath memories below!

Tony Iommi also issued this message: "Thanks to everyone who came out to our final show of the tour in Birmingham Saturday night. It was such a great time that we will never forget!"


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Former Black Sabbath Keyboardist Passes Away

Former Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. He was sixty eight years old. The news was broken by Nicholls' former bandmate Tony Iommi, who had worked with the musician from 1979 to 1996. Iommi posted a message online which reads as follows:

"I'm so saddened to hear of the loss of one of my dearest and closest friends Geoff Nicholls. He's been suffering for a while now with lung cancer.

"Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me and supported me all the way for nearly 40 years. I will miss him dearly and he will live in my heart until we meet again. Rest in peace my dear friend." More...

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