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35 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Launch First Tour With Ronnie James Dio

Heavy metal overlords Black Sabbath began the second chapter of their storied career in on April 17, 1980, in Aurich, Germany, when they hit the stage for their first show with Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement, Ronnie James Dio.

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Bill Ward Blasts Black Sabbath: ‘I’ve Listened to Nothing but Insults and False Remarks’

Exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has lashed out at his former bandmates for attacking him with "nothing but insults and false remarks" since his contentious separation from the group back in 2012.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Black Sabbath Cancel Their ‘Farewell’ Show

It looks like Black Sabbath's "farewell" to Japan will have to wait.

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Ethan Miller / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Roger Taylor vs. Bill Ward: March Drum Madness

Roger Taylor and Bill Ward have pounded their opponents during the opening rounds of our March Drum Madness competition, but now they face their toughest battle — each other.

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Christopher Polk / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Joey Kramer vs. Bill Ward: March Drum Madness

Two drummers from influential bands that came of age in the '70s and still carry on today face off in the second round of March Drum Madness.

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Black Sabbath Announce ‘Farewell Concert’

Black Sabbath are calling their Nov. 22 performance at Ozzfest their "farewell."

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Francis Tsang / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Phil Collins Vs. Bill Ward: March Drum Madness

In 1970, Phil Collins and Bill Ward were at the beginning of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame careers, but they took far different paths to get there.

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Watch Kids Rock to Black Sabbath’s ‘The Wizard’

People have been tripping out over Black Sabbath's crushing riffs and trippy lyrics for decades, but most of them have been nowhere near as adorable as this.

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Warner Bros.

45 Years Ago: Black Sabbath’s Self-Titled Debut Gives Birth To Heavy Metal

It took just one album for Black Sabbath to earn their enduring status as fathers of heavy metal.

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21 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Cross Purposes’

Black Sabbath endured yet another round of lineup changes to make the underrated album 'Cross Purposes.'

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