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August 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Fresh off their first record in decades, Black Sabbath play the Gorge

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Black Sabbath (Photo courtesy of Black Sabbath)

In 2001, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler of pioneering English heavy-metal band Black Sabbath reunited to record a new album with super-producer Rick Rubin.

But hell, the magic just wasn’t there. 

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June 11, 2013 at 12:43 PM

CD Review: Black Sabbath’s ‘Thirteen’ lives up to a legacy of gloom-and-doom

Black Sabbath (photo courtesy MSO PR)  Perhaps we can forgive Ozzy Osbourne for saying, “I told you so.” It’s been 30 years since trailblazing heavy-metal group Black Sabbath recorded its last album of apocalyptic songs, and clearly, things have gotten a lot worse on Planet Earth. The gloom-and-doom sound of Osbourne, “Geezer” Butler and Tony Iommi (original drummer Bill Ward…

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