Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath formed in the 60s as Earth, and in 1969 changed their name to Black Sabbath. They created heavy metal with their sludgy, doomy sound and downbeat lyrics. Since then, they have become immensely popular and gone through many lineups.

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What is the meaning of the song NIB by Black Sabbath?

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Nativity In Black.

It's not Nativity in Black, the name of the track was just a nickname (Geezer Butler thought Bill Ward's beard looked like a nib). There is no real meaning, they are singing from the point of view of the Devil. Perhaps saying that even evil has a heart? Personally I think they just thought it sounded good.

Why do people like Black Sabbath?

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Because they are an outstanding band, with amazing riffs, melodies, basslines and overall tracks. They are the first heavy metal band, and were the heaviest in the world at the time - and they're still pretty heavy. They have an immensely talented guitarist and have had the best vocalists, bassists and drummers in the business. At the time, they were the darkest band around, and again even by today's standards they're fairly dark, although not in a deliberately antagonistic way. They embody the feelings of youth who feel their futures going down the drain with their doomy, sludgy sound and downbeat lyrics.

How much is a black sabbath vinyl worth?

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This is something best to have appraised by a subject matter expert. Their value is greatly impacted dependent on overall condition, whether it's a first pressing, second pressing, etc., whether or not perhaps it's an imported pressing which is particularly uncommon, etc.

What is a song with the word 'Doctor' in the title?

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"doctor my eyes" Jackson Brown

"Witch Doctor" Alvin and the Chipmunks

"The Doctor" The Doobie Brothers

"My Friend the Doctor" from Dr. Doolittle

"The Doctor is In" from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

"Calling Dr. Love" KISS

"Doctor, Doctor" Iron Maiden

"Doctor Feelgood" Motley Crue

"Doctor! Doctor!" Thompson Twins

"Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" Robert Palmer

"I Need a Doctor" Eminem & Dr. Dre

"Doctor Jones" Aqua

"Doctor Robert" The Beatles

What are the lyrics to Black Sabbath's Parinoid?

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The lyrics are as follows:

Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my mind

People think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time

All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy

Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify

Can you help me?

occupy my brain,

Oh yeah

I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find

I can't see the things that make true happiness I must be blind

Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry

Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal

And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state

I tell you to enjoy life I wish I could but it's too late

Who did black sabbath inspire?

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Jihad has the literal meaning of exerting our best and greatest effort to achieve something. It is not the equivalent of war, for which the Arabic word is qital. Jihad has a much wider connotation and embraces every kind of striving in God's cause. A mujahid is one who is sincerely devoted to his or her cause; who uses all physical, intellectual, and spiritual resources to serve it; who confront any power that stands in its way; and, when necessary, dies for this cause. Jihad in the way of God is our struggle to win God's good pleasure, to establish His religion's supremacy, and to make His Word prevail
if u mean the band black sabbath then Ozzy's main influence was the beatles

Who plays in the band Black Sabbath?

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Black Sabbath is currently on hiatus. Their most recent lineup consisted of Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward. Concurrent to this was another version of Black Sabbath which called itself Heaven & Hell for legal reasons. They consisted of Iommi, Butler, Ronnie James Dio and Vinnie Appice. They were active until Dio's death in 2010, leaving only one version of Black Sabbath remaining.

What type of rock is Black Sabbath?

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Heavy metal. Classic metal to start with, but recently they have gone more towards prog/power metal.

Where is black sabbath located?

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They live in England, black sabbath is a English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968.

What album is the most sold black sabbath album?

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Black Sabbath's best selling record , Paranoid, sold 4 million copies.

When did Ian Gillan join the Black Sabbath?

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Ian Gillan:Active: 1982-1984Instruments: vocalsRelease contributions: Born Again (1983)

Is Black Sabbath an Anti-Christian band?

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No. Black Sabbath is NOT a Satanic or Anti-Christian band.

Here are some lyrics to the song 'After & Forever':

"Perhaps you'll think before you say that God is dead and gone

Open your eyes, just realize that he's the one

The only one who can save you now from all this sin and hate

Or will you jeer at all you hear? Yes! I think it's too late."

How many Record sales Black Sabbath?

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Black sabbath have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and Led Zeppelin have sold over 300 million albums worldwide. Both rock!

When did Black Sabbath start?

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Ozzy Osbourne- 59

Tony Iommi- 59

Geezer Butler- 58

Bill Ward- 59

Dio- 455 dog years

Black Sabbath has been around since 1968 when it was first formed by Tommy Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward.

When did the band black sabbath start?

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Metallica reached their highest popularity in 1991 on the release of the self-titled Metallica or Black Album.It was their first to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, where it spent four consecutive weeks on top, and would go on to sell more than 15 million copies in the United States alone. An unprecedented achievement for any heavy metal act before or since.

Who sang for black sabbath?

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Mostly Toni Iommi writing and structuring the music, and Geezer wrote the lyrics. Ozzy and Bill contributed some but not much of it other than supporting the music and/or coming up with vocal melodies.

Which is the most influential heavy metal band and why?

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First Heavy Metal Band: Blue Cheer formed in 1967

First Heavy Metal Song: Bitter Creek - Plastic Thunder, 1966 Though people who are unorthodox will say Black Sabbath

Who is the lead singer for black sabbath?

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Black Sabbath had many vocalists. John 'Ozzy' Osbourne was the first and most important. Black Sabbath also had Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen and Tony Martin as lead vocalists.

What was Ronnie James Dio Height?

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Ronnie James Dio, was a rock and metal singer associated with multiple band groups (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath). He was Five foot and four inches, equivalent to 1.63 meters.

Why did Bill Ward quit Black Sabbath?

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Ozzy abused drugs and alcohol heavily around 1978-1979 and it was more the less what Tony wanted. So when Ozzy left the band started to fall apart as Bill Ward left and went as did Geezer Butler the same year, after a short period of time Geezer went with Ozzy on a few albums... good times.



What religion does black sabbath practice?

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the members of sabbath all practice christianity thats why they have hundreds of crosses everywhere.

How many albums did the band black sabbath make?

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18 and a half studio.

Black Sabbath


Master of Reality

Vol 4.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath


Technical Ecstasy

Never Say Die

Heaven and Hell

Mob Rules

Born Again

Seventh Star

Eternal Idol

Headless Cross




Cross Purposes

Reunion has some original tracks