Black Sabbath

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Born: 11/30/1967

Filmography

Music (19)

Suicide Squad 2016 (Movie)

("Paranoid") (Song Performer)

The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (Movie)

("Paranoid") (Song Performer)

The Wolfpack 2015 (Movie)

("End Of The Beginning") (Song Performer)

300: Rise of an Empire 2014 (Movie)

("War Pigs") (Song Performer)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

("N.I.B.") (Song Performer)

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

("War Pigs") (Song Performer)

Dark Shadows 2012 (Movie)

("Paranoid") (Song Performer)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

"It's Alright" (Song Performer)

Gentlemen Broncos 2009 (Movie)

("Paranoid") (Song Performer)

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

("Iron Man") (Song Performer)

Music Within 2007 (Movie)

("N.I.B") (Song Performer)

We Are Marshall 2006 (Movie)

("Paranoid") (Song Performer)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

("Paranoid" "Sweet Leaf") (Song)

Detroit Rock City 1999 (Movie)

("Iron Man") (Song Performer)

Dazed and Confused 1993 (Movie)

("Paranoid") (Song Performer)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

("Time Machine") (Song Performer)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

("Paranoid") (Song Performer)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

(Song)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

("The Mob Rules") (Song Performer)
Actor (2)

Milestones

2010

Osbourne and Iommi settled a disbute over the trademark of the name Black Sabbath, though the details of the settlement were not disclosed.

2010

Dio passed away from cancer at age 67.

2006

Released the compilation Black Sabbath: The Dio Years.

2006

Were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2004

Reunited again after a hiatus to headline Ozzfest.

2002

Osbourne began starring on the landmark candid reality show "The Osbournes."

1998

Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward reuinted for the live album Reunion, spawning the Grammy award winning single "Iron Man."

1995

Band changed lineups again, replacing the departing Butler with Neil Murray on bass and Cozy Powell on drums for Forbidden.

1994

Iommi and Butler brought back vocalst Tony Martin to replace the departing Dio, and recruited Rainbow drummer Bobby Rondinelli for Cross Purposes.

1990

Iommi reunited with Butler and Dio for Dehumanizer.

1988

Released the album Tyr, with themes loosely taken from Norse mythology.

1986

Released the album The Eternal Idol with Tony Martin on vocals.

1985

The original lineup reunited for a single night to play the Live Aid benefit concert.

1984

Gillian left to rejoin Deep Purple and was replaced by David Donato. Shortly afterward, Butler quit the band. 

1983

Released the album Born Again.

1982

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan joined to replace Dio. The two founding members, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, hoped to change the band's name at this time to reflect its new personage, but their label persuaded them otherwise.

1982

Dio left the band to begin a solo project.

1981

Released the album Mob Rules.

1980

Toured with Blue Oyster Cult, ultimately performing a New York concert that was released as the concert film " Black and Blue."

1979

Rainbow singer Ronnie James Dio joined the band as lead singer and Quartz's Geoff Nicholls joined on keyboards.

1979

Osbourne was fired from the band for his reported drug and alcohol abuse.

1977

Osbourne left the band for a short time, during which he was replaced on vocals by Dave Walker. He returned to the group later that same year, ultimately joining them to write and record Never Say Die.

1976

Released the critical disappointment Technical Ecstasy.

1975

Released the album Sabotage.

1974

Performed for over 200,000 fans at the California Jam festival in Ontario, California.

1973

Released the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, which included new elements such as synthesizers and strings, and featured Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman on the song "Sabbra Cadabra."

1972

Released their fourth album, Black Sabbath Vol. 4.

1970

Released their third album, Master of Reality, which contained some of the band's first acoustic songs.

1969

Released their self-titled debut album.

1969

Released their sophomore album, Paranoid.

1968

Performed "Black Sabbath", "N.I.B.", "Behind the Wall of Sleep", and "Sleeping Village" on John Peel's "Top Gear" radio show.

1968

Signed with Philips Records.

1968

Guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward brought bassist Geezer Butler and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne on board for a new band, following the dissoluton of their previous group, Mythology.

Popular songs include "Iron Man" and "War Pigs/Luke's Wall".

Known for such albums as "Paranoid" and "We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll"

Bonus Trivia

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Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne previously played together in the band Rare Breed, while Tony Iommi and Bill Ward played together previously in the band Mythology.

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Group was initially named the Polka Tulk Blues Band and then Earth before settling on Black Sabbath.

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Band originally included  saxophonist Alan "Aker" Clarke and slide guitarist Jimmy Phillips, but when Iommi felt their dedication to the project was lacking, they disbanded and quietly reformed as a four-piece without them.

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Iommi briefly left the band to join Jethro Tull in 1969, but returned later that same year.

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Rented Clearwell Castle during the early-'70s and rehearsed together in the abode's dungeons.

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Osbourne was handed a subpoena while the band was performing on stage in the United States, leading to two years of litigation with the group's former manager.

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