Black Sabbath

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Birmingham ‘birthplace of heavy metal’ the Crown secures listed status
Pub where Black Sabbath played their first gig gains Grade II status after thousands sign petition

Robyn Vinter

15, Mar, 2024 @4:41 PM

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‘Kills me every single time’: readers on their favourite breakup songs
For Valentine’s Day, Guardian writers picked their favourite breakup songs and here are some of your picks, all the way from sadness to fury

Guardian readers

15, Feb, 2024 @9:06 AM

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Ozzy Osbourne criticises Kanye West for using sample: ‘He is an antisemite’
Rock star says he wants ‘no association’ with artist after claiming West sampled a Black Sabbath song without permission

Benjamin Lee

09, Feb, 2024 @11:02 PM

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Black Sabbath – The Ballet; English National Ballet: Our Voices – review
The fathers of heavy metal have gained at least one new fan thanks to an inspired new Carlos Acosta commission. And the music’s the star in the English National Ballet ambitious new mixed bill

Sarah Crompton

01, Oct, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Black Sabbath: The Ballet review – riveting riffs, endless kisses and flying limbs
Three choreographers use inspiringly orchestrated tracks from the city’s heavy metal legends to spring some surprises

Lyndsey Winship

28, Sep, 2023 @11:36 AM

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Paranoid pirouettes – inside Black Sabbath: The Ballet, already a headbanging hit
Will Birmingham Royal Ballet’s near-sold-out spectacular get audiences air guitaring? Our writer dons his denim and leather tutu to meet choreographer Carlos Acosta and Sabbath legend Tony Iommi

Michael Hann

05, Sep, 2023 @3:09 PM

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‘I’m just not ready yet’: Ozzy Osbourne cancels first show in nearly five years due to health
The 74-year-old singer makes ‘painful’ decision to withdraw from Power Trip festival in California to avoid giving ‘half-assed’ live performance

Sian Cain

11, Jul, 2023 @1:27 AM

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‘Hate to be predictable’: Acosta brings Black Sabbath ballet to Birmingham
City gets ready for ‘world’s first heavy metal dance experience’ celebrating the music of Ozzy and co

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

27, Apr, 2023 @5:53 PM

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Salman Rushdie is determined to have the last word | Tim Adams
The novelist is still recovering from a knife attack last summer, but the loss of an eye won’t stop him writing about it

Tim Adams

11, Feb, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Riffs and tutus: Black Sabbath ballet to be staged in Birmingham
Rock band to lend eight songs to the ‘world’s first heavy metal dance experience’ performed by Carlos Acosta’s Birmingham Royal Ballet in September

Lyndsey Winship

08, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Ozzy Osbourne was the wild man of metal on stage – but vulnerability was his secret weapon
The Black Sabbath legend’s announcement at 74 that he will never tour again marks an end to the rabble-rousing live career of a singular rock star

Michael Hann

01, Feb, 2023 @4:20 PM

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Ozzy Osbourne to retire from touring due to declining health
Former Black Sabbath singer says he has ‘come to the realisation that I’m not physically capable’ to deal with travel

Shaad D'Souza

01, Feb, 2023 @10:31 AM

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