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35 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Fired From Black Sabbath

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CBS

On April 27, 1979, Black Sabbath fired original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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25 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Headless Cross’

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Hampered by subpar marketing, distribution issues and a lineup in transition, 'Headless Cross' has never gotten the respect it deserves in the Black Sabbath canon.

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Bill Ward Rips Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I’ve Lost a Friend, As Far As I’m Concerned’

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward talks about recent health struggles and his troubled relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Top 10 Jesus Songs

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Jesus has either made a cameo or had a starring role in many a classic rock song, as you'll see in these Top 10 Jesus Songs.

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Ozzy Osbourne Feared The Worst For Cancer-Stricken Tony Iommi

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne didn't expect Tony Iommi to survive his recent bout with lymphoma.

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Black Sabbath, Soundgarden + Motorhead to Play Hyde Park

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The July 4 show during Hyde Park's British Summer Time Festival will feature Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Motorhead.

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Black Sabbath to Release Box Set of Early Albums

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Rhino

The albums Black Sabbath recorded during their first go-round with Ozzy Osbourne will be collected in a new box set. Rhino will release 'Black Sabbath: The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978' on April 15.

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‘Iron Man’ Vs. ‘Ace Of Spades’ – March Riff Madness

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Black Sabbath's ‘Iron Man' takes on Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades' in round one of Ultimate Classic Rock's March Riff Madness competition.

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Top 10 Tony Iommi Guitar Solos

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Chris Walter, Getty Images

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is arguably the most important player in the history of heavy metal. His awesomely heavy riffs served as the basic blueprint for subsequent bands, and of course, Sabbath's dark imagery and prese

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Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward Calls John Bonham The ‘Finest Rock Drummer’

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Scott Gries, Getty Images/Hulton Archive

Co-founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward paid tribute to his contemporary in Led Zeppelin on his 'Rock 50' radio show (embedded above), saying, "If you want to strive toward something, just listen to John Bonham."

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