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Carl Palmer Says He Was Approached About Joining Black Sabbath

We knew Rick Rubin floated the idea of bringing in Ginger Baker to replace Bill Ward in Black Sabbath, but it turns out the band considered some other famous names too.

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30 Years Ago: Black Sabbath’s ‘Born Again’ Album Released

It's been 30 years since heavy-metal godfathers Black Sabbath released 'Born Again,' their 11th album and the only one to feature former Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan.

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Ozzy Osbourne: Bill Ward Is ‘Incredibly Overweight’

Last week, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward disputed Ozzy Osbourne's claims that Ward's physical problems were the main reason he wasn't part of Sabbath's reunion. Instead, Bill said, there was a contractual dispute.

Now Ozzy's firing back, saying not only is Bill unhealthy, he's fat, too.

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Bill Ward Opens Up About His Black Sabbath Reunion No-Show

For original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, there's a simple explanation as to why he didn't record or tour with his bandmates. "I was offered a contract, and I couldn't sign it," he said in a recent interview. He refutes suggestions that he wasn't physically up to the task.

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AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Van Halen Axemen Competing for Best Metal Guitarist

It's a question that has plagued man since the shredding gods first emerged: Who is the greatest metal guitarist? And now the question can finally be answered.

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Ozzy Osbourne: Heavy Metal Has ‘No Musical Connotations’

As a founding member of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne helped invent heavy metal, but that doesn't mean he feels any particular fondness for it as a genre.

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Former Black Sabbath Roadie Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Eddie "The Rocker" Norton, a well-known former roadie with Black Sabbath and friend of guitarist Tony Iommi, has died after crashing his motorcycle into a sign post in Thailand.

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Geezer Butler Says the Closing Bells on ’13′ Are ‘Really Cheesy’

The headline of Spin's new interview with Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler promises that they "answer the hard questions." And the heavy metal duo approached the occasion with the proper spirit, pulling no punches with their responses.

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Black Sabbath Share Complete ‘End of the Beginning’ Video

The edited version that aired during the show served as a nice teaser for their new album, but now that Black Sabbath have finally released '13,' they're letting fans see their complete performance of the new song 'End of the Beginning' from the season finale of 'CSI.'

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Ozzy Osbourne on Returning to Black Sabbath: ‘It Takes a While to Switch Off Being Ozzy’

Ozzy Osbourne's solo sound owes a lot to the music he made with Black Sabbath, but he found it difficult to get back in the band mindset when he rejoined Sabbath for the new '13' album.

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