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Ozzy Osbourne Says ‘No Way’ to Black Sabbath Reunion

In a wide-ranging Rolling Stone interview ahead of tonight's (Sept. 7) debut of Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne on A&E, Ozzy Osbourne said…
Katherine Turman / September 7, 2020

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The 50 Best Albums of 1971

It's become a cliché, even for post-Baby Boomers, to look back wistfully on the early '70s as some kind of untouchable golden age for popular…
SPIN Staff / January 26, 2021

Watch Post Malone Cover Black Sabbath and Alice in Chains With Slash, RHCP’s Chad Smith, and More

Bud Light Seltzer's New Year's Eve livestream was appropriately headlined by the human incarnation of Bud Light itself, better known as Post Malone. But if…
Josh Chesler / January 1, 2021

Geezer Butler Thinks Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Is ‘Disgusting’

Old guys and hating on mildly controversial new music, is there a more predictable combination? Black Sabbath's founding bassist, Geezer Butler, apparently doesn't…
Josh Chesler / November 10, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne Says Eddie Van Halen Once Asked Him to Join Van Halen

In a recent episode of his SiriusXM show, Ozzy Speaks, Ozzy Osbourne told a tale about Eddie Van Halen calling him with an offer to join Van Halen. A potential…
Katherine Turman / October 23, 2020

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Covered Black Sabbath’s ‘Electric Funeral’ With Marcus King

Mastodon's Brent Hinds teamed with Marcus King on Monday night to cover Black Sabbath's "Electric Funeral" and ZZ Top's "Thunderbird" during a livestreamed charity concert.
SPIN Staff / July 28, 2020

Leather Pants and Chicken Wings: The Real Stories Behind Live Aid

Take it from Rob Halford: It is difficult pulling leather chaps over sweaty legs. The Judas Priest frontman would learn that lesson anew when his…
Chris Harris / July 13, 2020

Dave Grohl, Jack Black, and More Honor the Late Ronnie James Dio in Video

The late, great Ronnie James Dio would have turned 78 today (July 9). Though he wasn't around to celebrate, his longtime pals did instead.
SPIN Staff / July 9, 2020

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
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