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1955 fans
Also known as Polka Tulk Blues Company ('68), Earth ('68-'69)

Country: United Kingdom
Label: Universal Music Group

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Formed in: 1968

1968- Heavy metal
1968- Hard rock
1968-1972 Doom metal

Line-up

Current members:
1968-  Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi - guitars
1968-1977  John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne - vocals, harmonica (1968-1970)
› 1978-1979  -//- vocals
› 1985  -//-
› 1997-  -//-
1968-1979  Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler - bass
› 1980-1985  -//-
› 1987  -//-
› 1990-1994  -//-
› 1997-  -//-
Former musicians:
1968-1980  William Thomas "Bill" Ward - drums, vocals (76, 78)
› 1982-1983  -//- drums
› 1994  -//-
› 1997-2012  -//-
1977  Dave Walker - vocals
1979  Craig Gruber - bass
1979-1982  Ronald James "Ronnie Dio" Padavona - vocals
› 1991-1992  -//-
1979-2004  Geoff Nicholls - keyboards
› 2006  -//-
1980-1982  Vincent "Vinny" Appice - drums
› 1991-1993  -//-
1982-1984  Ian Gillan - vocals
1983-1984  Bev Bevan - drums
› 1987  -//-
1984  Ron Keel - vocals
1984-1985  David Donato - vocals
1985-1986  Glenn Hughes - vocals
1985-1987  Dave "The Beast" Spitz - bass
1985-1987  Eric Singer - drums
1986  Gordon Copley - bass
1986  Bob Daisley - bass
1986-1987  Ray Gillen - vocals
1987  Jo Burt - bass
1987  Terry Chimes - drums
1987-1991  Tony Martin Harford - vocals
› 1993-1997  -//-
1988-1991  Cozy Powell - drums
› 1994-1995  -//-
1989-1991  Neil Murray - bass
› 1994-1995  -//-
1993-1994  Bobby Rondinelli - drums
› 1995  -//-
1997  Michael "Puffy" Bordin - drums
Studio musicians:
1973  Rick Wakeman - keyboards
1975-1977  Gerald "Jezz" Woodroffe - keyboards
1978  John Elstar - harmonica
1978  Donald "Don" Airey - keyboards
› 1978-1979  -//-
1980-1985  Geoff Nicholls - keyboards, bass
› 1990-1992  -//- keyboards
1988-1989  Laurence Cottle - bass
2006  Ronald James "Ronnie Dio" Padavona - vocals
2012-  Brad Wilk - drums
Live musicians:
1992  Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford - vocals
› 2004  -//-
1997  Shannon Larkin - drums
1998  Vincent "Vinny" Appice - drums
2004-2006  Adam Wakeman - keyboards
› 2012-  -//-
2012-  Tommy Clufetos - drums
Guest musicians:
1988  Brian May - guitar
1994  Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen - guitar solo
1995  Tracy "Ice-T" Marrow - vocals
1997  Dan Royer - drums
1997  Patrik "Pat Power" Jerksten - drums

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CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

1970 | 9 Black Sabbath
1970 | 9.1 Paranoid
1971 | 8.9 Master Of Reality
1972 | 8.8 Snowblind [EP]
1972 | 8.4 Black Sabbath Vol. 4
1973 | 8.8 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
1975 | 8.3 Sabotage
1976 | 6.9 Technical Ecstasy
1978 | 6.8 Never Say Die
1980 | 8.9 Heaven And Hell
1981 | 8.6 Mob Rules
1983 | 7.2 Born Again
1986 | 6.6 Seventh Star
1987 | 7.3 The Eternal Idol
1989 | 8 Headless Cross
1990 | 7.3 Untitled [EP]
1990 | 7.6 Tyr
1992 | 8.1 Dehumanizer
1994 | 7.4 Cross Purposes
1995 | 6.2 Forbidden
1999 | 6.9 Black Mass [EP]
2007 | 8.7 The Dio Years [EP]
2013 | 8.1 13
 
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News / Concerts / Interviews

News
27.01.2014 Black Sabbath - Win Grammy For Best Metal Performance
15.11.2013 Black Sabbath - Extend Tour Into 2014
18.10.2013 Black Sabbath - Release Live Video
03.10.2013 Black Sabbath - More DVD Details, New Teaser
14.09.2013 Black Sabbath - Releasing New DVD In November
10.06.2013 Black Sabbath - New Video Released
 
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Concerts
26.04.2014 USA, Los Angeles, CA (1)
29.05.2014 UAE, Abu Dhabi
01.06.2014 RUS, Moscow
03.06.2014 RUS, St. Petersburg
06.06.2014 SWE, Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival 2014
08.06.2014 GER, Berlin
11.06.2014 POL, Łódź - Impact Festival 2014 (1)
13.06.2014 GER, Munich
15.06.2014 AUT, Nickelsdrof - Nova Rock Festival 2014 - 10th Anniversary (5)
18.06.2014 ITA, Bologna (1)
20.06.2014 SUI, Zurich
22.06.2014 FRA, Clisson - Hellfest Open Air 2014 (37)
25.06.2014 GER, Stuttgart
27.06.2014 GER, Essen
29.06.2014 BEL, Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting 2014 (13)

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