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Black Sabbath

Would there be heavy metal without Black Sabbath? Possibly. But it wouldn’t sound nearly as menacing or as dark (or as awesome) if Black Sabbath didn’t set the template in the early ‘70s. Starting with their self-titled debut album in 1970, and running all the way up through 2013’s reunion LP with singer Ozzy Osbourne, the quartet has shaped and defined the way heavy music has sounded and has been played for more than 40 years. From Osbourne’s prince-of-darkness wail and Tony Iommi’s sludgy guitar riffing to Geezer Butler’s crawling bass lines and Bill Ward’s deathly drum smacks, Black Sabbath’s music has influenced generations of hard-rock, stoner-rock and heavy-metal artists. Personnel changes over the years (including various singers who followed Osbourne’s initial successor Ronnie James Dio) somewhat softened their bite, but there’s no getting around the sheer force that drives the group’s classic records.

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne Will Be ‘Ready to Rock’ With Black Sabbath on Saturday, Says Sharon Osbourne

After a week off the road, Ozzy Osbourne is healthy again, says Sharon Osbourne

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

UPDATE: Black Sabbath Postpone Another Show

An illness to Ozzy Osbourne has led Black Sabbath to postpone concerts in Canada.

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Warner Bros.

30 Years Ago: Tony Iommi Barely Keeps Black Sabbath Alive With ‘Seventh Star’

In January 1986, one of heavy metal's greatest architects, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, unveiled what had been meant to be his first solo album, Seventh Star.

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YouTube

Geezer Butler Admits Bill Ward Wasn’t Invited to Play at Black Sabbath’s Final Show

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has admitted that the band's estranged drummer, Bill Ward, was not actually invited to perform with them at the final stop on their The End Tour.

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YouTube

Black Sabbath Could Record Another Album

Black Sabbath canceled plans to record a new album to coincide with their farewell tour, but once their calendar is clear, they could end up back in the studio after all.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Bill Ward Reportedly Declined to Perform at Black Sabbath’s Last Show

According to Black Sabbath, the band's estranged drummer Bill Ward was invited to perform at the group's final show on their The End tour, but he said no.

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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath’s Four New ‘The End’ Songs Hit the Internet

The new songs from Black Sabbath's tour-only 'The End' have arrived on YouTube.

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Black Sabbath’s ‘The End’ Tour Reportedly Continuing Into 2017

Black Sabbath's concert calendar only goes as far as September, but fans can expect to see plenty of dates added to their The End tour — enough to keep the band on the road into next year.

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Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

Black Sabbath Kick Off ‘The End’ World Tour: Set List, Videos

Here's what went down during the first show of Black Sabbath's last-ever tour.

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YouTube

Black Sabbath Discuss Final Tour Set Lists and More in New Behind-the-Scenes Video

Black Sabbath have released a new preview video in advance of their final tour, with rehearsal footage and new interviews from behind the scenes.

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