Black Sabbath are legends of rock and roll. Often cited as the creators of heavy metal, Black Sabbath was formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler. With their riff-based songs, demonic lyrics, and extreme volume, Black Sabbath took the world by storm when their self-titled debut album was released on Friday the 13th in February 1970.
Tensions were running high with the band by 1978 when Osbourne left for three months to pursue a solo project. He returned to tour for the Never Say Die! The album with Van Halen as the opening act. The tour would be the last for Osbourne, who made his final stage appearance (until later band reunions) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in December of that year.
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