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Rondinelli Doesn't Consider Black Sabbath Heavy Metal

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Electricbasement.com recently chatted with veteran hard rock drummer BOBBY RONDINELLI (Rainbow, BOC, Sabbath, The Lizards) about his recent work with THE LIZARDS, as well as his thoughts on music. While he was behind the kit for BLACK SABBATH's Cross Purposes album and tour, he doesn't view the band as heavy metal, even if they are indeed 'heavy,' "...I mean they’re heavy, but I always thought of [Judas] Priest as more metal. When I was growing up I used to think certain bands were heavy, but heavy metal to me meant something different, and now it means a lot more than it used to."

His current project, his time time around with The Lizards, finds him promoting the critically acclaimed Cold Blooded Kings album, which alos features ex-RIOT throat MIKE DIMEO.

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1. Plan2Damage writes:

Boo this man...booooooooo

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2. MADK writes:

Yeah he's just an old jackass anyway!

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3. Billy Driscol writes:

Black Sabbath is hippie-rock/hard rock, not metal.

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4. ac666 writes:

It seems that an entire subculture disagrees, Mr Rondinelli.

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5. BOBNOXIOUS writes:

TONI IOMMI is the father of heavy metal !

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