Black Sabbath

Artist Behind Black Sabbath’s Debut Album Cover Shares Backstory on 50th Anniversary

Witchy women in dark woods. Decrepit buildings and black cats. High contrast compositions on lo-fi film. These are the makings of the classic metal mystique,…
Kat Bein / February 15, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease: “I’m No Good With Secrets”

Ozzy Osbourne had some personal news to share when he sat down with Good Morning America for an exclusive interview that aired on January 21: He's…
Anna Chan / January 21, 2020

The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 1986 issue of SPIN. It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it.
Glenn O'Brien / August 3, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

10 Musicians Look Back on the Albums They Don’t Remember Recording

After David Bowie's tragic passing last year, I spent some time with my personal favorite Bowie album, Station to Station. While marveling over its raw…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 8, 2017

Watch Footage of Black Sabbath’s Final Show

Black Sabbath's "The End" tour was dramatically announced last year as the genre-defining UK metal act's last hurrah, due to guitarist Tony Iommi's increasingly limited ability…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 6, 2017

Ryan Adams Played Bluegrass Covers of Slayer and Black Sabbath at Newport Folk Festival

Ryan Adams is apt to cover just about anything. Performing at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday with the Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm, he opted for…
Anna Gaca / July 24, 2016

Black Sabbath Announce Final Tour, ‘The End’

Back in April, Ozzy Osbourne announced that Black Sabbath would be embarking on their final tour in 2016, and now they've finally announced the actual…
Colin Joyce / September 3, 2015

Keith Richards: Metallica and Black Sabbath Are ‘Jokes,’ Rap Is for ‘Tone-Deaf People’

Having already dissed the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Rock 'n' Roll icon Keith Richards continued to crap all over pretty much every musician and…
James Grebey / September 3, 2015

Now Ozzy Osbourne Says Final Black Sabbath Tour Will Happen Next Year

If Black Sabbath never have a farewell concert, will the band ever end? It's philosophical questions like this that come up as the saga of…
James Grebey / April 28, 2015

Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward Fires Back at Ozzy Osbourne on Facebook

If you get into a fight on the Internet, in a sense, you've already lost right off the bat. Tell that to Black Sabbath's Ozzy…
James Grebey / April 17, 2015

Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward Demands an Apology From Ozzy Osbourne

Update: Ozzy Osbourne has reached out to Bill Ward, but it's not to issue an apology. Posting to his Facebook page, Osbourne wrote, "What the fuck…
James Grebey / April 15, 2015

Black Sabbath’s Big ‘Farewell Concert’ Will Actually Be Ozzy Osbourne Solo Set

Fans of Black Sabbath were excited to learn that the seminal metal band would play one final, farewell show before calling it quits. That no longer…
James Grebey / April 9, 2015

Ozzy Osbourne Hopes Ex-Drummer Bill Ward Will Play Black Sabbath Farewell Concert

The world will say farewell to Black Sabbath this fall when the iconic metal band plays their last ever show when they headline Ozzfest Japan outside…
James Grebey / March 23, 2015
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