Black Sabbath

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Ziggy bows out, Madonna scares the pope and Dylan goes electric: 50 gigs that changed music
Five decades after David Bowie’s seminal tour, our music writers reflect on the concerts that have left a mark, from Billie Holiday to Billie Eilish

Laura Barton, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Lloyd Bradley, John Fordham, Michael Hann, Alim Kheraj, Joe Muggs, Alexis Petridis, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Royal Albert Hall at 150: 'It's the Holy Grail for musicians'
It’s hosted opera greats, suffragette rallies, Hitchcock films, sports events, sci-fi conventions – and, of course, the Proms and countless rock gigs. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Abba recall their moments on the hallowed stage

Interviews by Michael Segalov

29, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Deep Purple's Ian Gillan at 75: 'I can't pole vault any more!'
The rock singer is still yelling his way round the world, having weathered booze, hepatitis and hysterically embarrassing Spinal Tap moments. His secret? ‘Loyalty is overrated’

Michael Hann

12, Oct, 2020 @9:44 AM

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Black Sabbath's Paranoid at 50: potent anthems of working-class strife
Written off by critics as horror trash from ‘unskilled labourers’, Sabbath’s masterpiece album took beaten-down listeners on a rollercoaster out of their struggles

Joe Sweeney

16, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Martin Birch, producer for Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and more, dies aged 71
Hard rock ‘genius’ helmed nine classic Iron Maiden albums and worked with Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac and others

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Aug, 2020 @9:26 AM

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TV tonight: inside the rockstars' recording studio
A new documentary tells the story of the residential Welsh studio which has been home to the likes of Oasis, Queen and Black Sabbath. Plus: relive 2012’s Olympic Super Saturday. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

18, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Rock against racism? Metal's varied response to Black Lives Matter
Black Sabbath and Axl Rose are among those in the metal world supporting protests, but there’s no denying the opinions of others in the genre

Michael Hann

22, Jun, 2020 @1:50 PM

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Heavy by Dan Franklin review – metal gets serious
More than just guitar power chords ... a weighty discussion of metal, for both passionate fans and neophytes

Keith Kahn-Harris

11, Mar, 2020 @11:58 AM

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Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson's diagnosis
Black Sabbath frontman, 71, says 2019 was ‘most painful and miserable year’ of his life

Amy Walker

21, Jan, 2020 @3:56 PM

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One hell of a city: how Birmingham embraced its heavy metal legacy
A new exhibition about Black Sabbath finally cements the Midlands’ reputation as the home of a global musical phenomenon

Vanessa Thorpe

23, Jun, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Every Black Sabbath album – ranked!
Ozzy Osbourne may have just postponed his tour due to ill health, but to make up for that, take a look back at the satanic highs and tepid lows of his one-time band

Michael Hann

31, Jan, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘My problem, really, is I don’t remember I’m 70’ [He’s 69]
The singer on Black Sabbath, being superstitious and moving back to England

James McMahon

26, May, 2018 @12:59 PM

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