Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward have survived against almost impossible odds, always making one more comeback and always celebrating it with yet another thunderous album.
Bestselling author Joel McIver unravels the frenzied story of the reprobate Birmingham band, telling the tales of the many members who have been and gone over the years, as well as the uneasy relations between those who stayed.
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: Updated is the ultimate guide to the Black Sabbath legend, full of firsthand facts drawn directly from those who were there at every stage – from Sabbath’s roots in the late 1960s, through crises, conflicts and triumphs to the present day. This updated edition of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath covers the Heaven And Hell episode, the death of Ronnie James Dio and how Ozzy, Iommi and Butler reformed under the Sabbath banner, with Ward abstaining in controversial circumstances,to record an astonishing global hit album 13, produced by Rick Rubin.
Few could have predicted the success with which the latest incarnation of this earth-shaking band has returned.
This latest edition of Joel McIver’s book, which has been translated into several languages in its nine-year history, covers the late-career activities of Sabbath in detail, with new interviews, analyses of the music and speculation about the band members’ futures.