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Black Sabbath

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Status:
Split-up
Formed in:
1969
Genre:
Heavy/Doom Metal
Lyrical themes:
Doom, Drugs, Life, Death, Religion, Fantasy
Last label:
Vertigo Records
Years active:
1968 (as Polka Tulk Blues Band), 1968 (as Polka Tulk), 1968-1969 (as Earth), 1969-2006, 2011-2017
On the top picture from left to right: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, and Ozzy Osbourne.
On the bottom picture from left to right: Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, and Tony Iommi.

Black Sabbath is generally considered both the first heavy metal and doom metal band. Their name came from the 1963 Italian horror anthology film I tre volti della paura, internationally titled Black Sabbath, which ...
Last known
Geezer Butler Bass (1969-1979, 1980-1984, 1987, 1991-1994, 1997-2006, 2011-2017)
See also: Geezer, ex-Geezer Butler Band, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Bullring Brummies, ex-Deadland Ritual, ex-Rare Breed, ex-The Ruums
Tony Iommi Guitars (1969-2006, 2011-2017)
See also: Iommi, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-WhoCares, ex-Belch, ex-Jethro Tull, ex-Mythology, ex-Rock Aid Armenia, ex-The Rest, ex-The Rockin' Chevrolets, ex-Velvett Fogg
Ozzy Osbourne Vocals (1969-1977, 1978-1979, 1997-2006, 2011-2017)
See also: Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Approach, ex-Blizzard of Ozz, ex-Music Machine, ex-Rare Breed
Past
Bill Ward Drums (1969-1980, 1983, 1984, 1994, 1997-2006, 2011-2012)
See also: Bill Ward, Day of Errors, ex-The Mezmerist, ex-Max Havoc, ex-Blue Thunder, ex-Bullring Brummies, ex-Mythology, ex-The Rest
Dave Walker Vocals (1977-1978)
See also: Dave Walker Band, Humble Pie, ex-Fleetwood Mac, ex-Hungry Fighter, ex-Mistress, ex-Raven, ex-Savoy Brown, ex-The Idle Race, ex-The Redcaps
Craig Gruber Bass (1979)
(R.I.P. 2015) See also: ex-Bible Black, ex-Rainbow, ex-Raven Lord, ex-The Rods, ex-Tower of Babel, ex-ED3N, ex-Elf, ex-Paris, ex-Zvekan, ex-Gary Moore (live)
Geoff Nicholls Bass (1979, 1987), Guitars (1979), Keyboards (1986-1991, 1993-1996)
(R.I.P. 2017) See also: ex-Quartz, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Johnny Neal and the Starliners, ex-The Boll Weevils, ex-The Seed, ex-World of Oz
Ronnie James Dio Vocals (1979-1982, 1991-1992)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple (live), ex-Elf, ex-Ronnie and the Redcaps, ex-Ronnie and the Rumblers, ex-Ronnie Dio and the Prophets, ex-The Electric Elves, ex-The Elves, ex-The Vegas Kings
Vinny Appice Drums (1980-1982, 1991-1992)
See also: Dunsmuir, Last in Line, Martiria, Resurrection Kings, Scream Taker, Serpent's Ride, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, Appice, ex-Kill Devil Hill, ex-WWIII, ex-Dio, ex-Power Project, ex-3 Legged Dogg, ex-9 Chambers, ex-Axis, ex-Bruzer, ex-Circle of Tyrants, ex-Derringer, ex-Hollywood Monsters, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Minoru Niihara, ex-WAMI, ex-Dio Disciples (live)
Bev Bevan Drums (1983-1984, 1987)
See also: Belch, Bev Bevan's Move, Quill, ex-Carl Wayne and The Viking, ex-Denny Laine and the Diplomats, ex-Electric Light Orchestra, ex-ELO Part II, ex-Nicky James Movement, ex-The Bev Bevan Band, ex-The Move
Ian Gillan Vocals (1983-1984)
See also: Deep Purple, ex-WhoCares, Ian Gillan, ex-Episode Six, ex-Garth Rockett and the Moonshiners, ex-Gillan, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-Ian Gillan Band, ex-Rock Aid Armenia, ex-The Javelins
Ron Keel Vocals (1984)
See also: Keel, Steeler, Ron Keel Band, ex-Saber Tiger, ex-Lust, ex-Iron Horse, ex-Ron Keel's Fair Game, ex-Ronnie Lee Keel
Jeff Fenholt Vocals (1984-1985)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-Joshua Perahia, ex-Bible Black, ex-Geezer Butler Band, ex-M.A.R.S., ex-Rondinelli, ex-ED3N
Dave Donato Vocals (1984)
(R.I.P. 2021) See also: ex-Geezer Butler Band, ex-The Keep, ex-White Tiger
Dave Spitz Bass (1985-1987)
See also: ex-Impellitteri, ex-Nuclear Assault, ex-Stream, ex-Americade, ex-Chet Thompson, ex-Freeway, ex-Great White, ex-White Lion
Gordon Copley Bass (1985)
See also: ex-Danny Johnson & The Bandits, ex-Lita Ford
Eric Singer Drums (1985-1987)
See also: ex-Stream, E.S.P. (Eric Singer Project), Kiss, Soul Station, ex-Avantasia, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Badlands, ex-GlamNation, ex-Shameless, ex-Brian May (live), ex-Gary Moore (live), ex-Lita Ford (live), ex-Paul Stanley (live)
Glenn Hughes Vocals (1985-1986)
See also: Voodoo Hill, Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes, The Dead Daisies, ex-Deep Purple, ex-Iommi, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-California Breed, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Hughes/Thrall, ex-Kings of Chaos, ex-L.A. Blues Authority, ex-Michael Men Project Made in Moscow, ex-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus, ex-Trapeze, ex-Hank Davison (live), ex-Ken Hensley (live)
Bob Daisley Bass (1986)
See also: Planet Alliance, ex-Stream, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Dio (live), ex-Blizzard of Ozz, ex-Broken Glass, ex-Chicken Shack, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Kahvas Jute, ex-Living Loud, ex-Mecca, ex-Mother's Army, ex-Mungo Jerry, ex-Stan Webb Band, ex-Uriah Heep, ex-Widowmaker
Ray Gillen Vocals (1986-1987)
(R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Badlands, ex-Blue Murder
Jo Burt Bass (1987)
See also: The Jo Burt Experience, ex-Andy Scott's Sweet, ex-Sector 27, ex-Virginia Wolf
Terry Chimes Drums (1987-1988)
See also: Anita Chellamah Band, The Crunch, ex-Cowboys International, ex-Generation X, ex-Hanoi Rocks, ex-Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, ex-The Cherry Bombz, ex-The Clash
Tony Martin Vocals (1987-1991, 1992-1997)
See also: The Cage, Tony Martin, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Giuntini Project, Silver Horses, Kingdom of Madness (live), ex-Candlemass, ex-Empire, ex-Bailey's Comet, ex-Blue Murder, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-M3, ex-The Alliance, ex-The Bailey Brothers, ex-Tobruk
Cozy Powell Drums (1988-1991, 1994-1995)
(R.I.P. 1998) See also: ex-Rainbow, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Bedlam, ex-Big Bertha, ex-Brian May, ex-Cajo, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-Emerson, Lake & Powell, ex-Forcefield, ex-Graham Bonnet & The Hooligans, ex-Jeff Beck's Group, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Pete York / Cozy Powell, ex-Peter Green Splinter Group, ex-Phenomena, ex-The Ace Kefford Stand, ex-The Snakes, ex-The Sorcerers, ex-Tipton, Entwistle and Powell, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Youngblood
Neil Murray Bass (1989-1990, 1994-1996)
See also: ex-Gogmagog, ex-Empire, ex-Rondinelli, Michael Schenker Group, Snakecharmer, The Fluffy Jackets’, ex-Bow Wow, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Brian May, ex-Cajo, ex-Colosseum II, ex-Company of Snakes, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-Driveshaft, ex-Fastway, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Gilgamesh, ex-Graham Bonnet, ex-Grand Slam, ex-Hanson, ex-John Sloman's Badlands, ex-M3, ex-National Health, ex-Peter Green Splinter Group, ex-Phenomena, ex-The Brian May Band, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Queen + Paul Rodgers (live)
Bobby Rondinelli Drums (1993-1994, 1995)
See also: Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Warlock, ex-Rondinelli, Over the Rainbow, Pyramid, Zebra (live), ex-Doro, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Rainbow, ex-Riot V, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-The Dali Gaggers, ex-The Lizards, ex-The Sign, ex-Aerosmith (live), ex-Bonnie Tyler (live)
Past (Live)
Gerald "Jezz" Woodruffe Keyboards (1975-1977)
See also: ex-Geezer Butler Band, ex-Robert Plant
Geoff Nicholls Keyboards, Vocals (backing), Guitars (rhythm) (1979-1986, 1991-1993, 1997-2004)
(R.I.P. 2017) See also: ex-Quartz, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Johnny Neal and the Starliners, ex-The Boll Weevils, ex-The Seed, ex-World of Oz
Rob Halford Vocals (1992, 2004)
See also: Halford, Judas Priest, ex-Fight, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Abraxas, ex-Athens Wood, ex-Bullring Brummies, ex-Hiroshima, ex-Lord Lucifer, ex-Thark, ex-Two
Mike Bordin Drums (1997)
See also: Faith No More, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Jerry Cantrell, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-EZ-Street, ex-Pop-O-Pies, ex-Sharp Young Men, ex-The Chickenfuckers, ex-Korn (live)
Shannon Larkin Drums (1997)
See also: ex-Wrathchild America, Another Animal, Blue Cross Band, Godsmack, Ugly Kid Joe, ex-Fear of God (live), ex-Souls at Zero, ex-Amen, ex-Candlebox, ex-Kiddie Porn, ex-M.F. Pitbulls, ex-Snot
Vinny Appice Drums (1998)
See also: Dunsmuir, Last in Line, Martiria, Resurrection Kings, Scream Taker, Serpent's Ride, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, Appice, ex-Kill Devil Hill, ex-WWIII, ex-Dio, ex-Power Project, ex-3 Legged Dogg, ex-9 Chambers, ex-Axis, ex-Bruzer, ex-Circle of Tyrants, ex-Derringer, ex-Hollywood Monsters, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Minoru Niihara, ex-WAMI, ex-Dio Disciples (live)
Adam Wakeman Keyboards, Guitars (rhythm) (2004-2006, 2011-2017)
See also: Headspace, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Wakeman, Jazz Sabbath, Rick & Adam Wakeman, Snakecharmer, ex-Strawbs, ex-Travis (live), ex-Will Young (live)
Tommy Clufetos Drums (2012-2017)
See also: Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy's Rocktrip, ex-Mötley Crüe (live), ex-Alice Cooper, ex-John 5, ex-L.A. Rats, ex-Lesley Roy, ex-Rob Zombie, ex-Ted Nugent, ex-The Dead Daisies, ex-Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (live)
Geezer Butler Bass (1969-1979, 1980-1984, 1987, 1991-1994, 1997-2006, 2011-2017)
See also: Geezer, ex-Geezer Butler Band, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Bullring Brummies, ex-Deadland Ritual, ex-Rare Breed, ex-The Ruums
Tony Iommi Guitars (1969-2006, 2011-2017)
See also: Iommi, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-WhoCares, ex-Belch, ex-Jethro Tull, ex-Mythology, ex-Rock Aid Armenia, ex-The Rest, ex-The Rockin' Chevrolets, ex-Velvett Fogg
Ozzy Osbourne Vocals (1969-1977, 1978-1979, 1997-2006, 2011-2017)
See also: Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Approach, ex-Blizzard of Ozz, ex-Music Machine, ex-Rare Breed
Bill Ward Drums (1969-1980, 1983, 1984, 1994, 1997-2006, 2011-2012)
See also: Bill Ward, Day of Errors, ex-The Mezmerist, ex-Max Havoc, ex-Blue Thunder, ex-Bullring Brummies, ex-Mythology, ex-The Rest
Dave Walker Vocals (1977-1978)
See also: Dave Walker Band, Humble Pie, ex-Fleetwood Mac, ex-Hungry Fighter, ex-Mistress, ex-Raven, ex-Savoy Brown, ex-The Idle Race, ex-The Redcaps
Craig Gruber Bass (1979)
(R.I.P. 2015) See also: ex-Bible Black, ex-Rainbow, ex-Raven Lord, ex-The Rods, ex-Tower of Babel, ex-ED3N, ex-Elf, ex-Paris, ex-Zvekan, ex-Gary Moore (live)
Geoff Nicholls Bass (1979, 1987), Guitars (1979), Keyboards (1986-1991, 1993-1996)
(R.I.P. 2017) See also: ex-Quartz, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Johnny Neal and the Starliners, ex-The Boll Weevils, ex-The Seed, ex-World of Oz
Ronnie James Dio Vocals (1979-1982, 1991-1992)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple (live), ex-Elf, ex-Ronnie and the Redcaps, ex-Ronnie and the Rumblers, ex-Ronnie Dio and the Prophets, ex-The Electric Elves, ex-The Elves, ex-The Vegas Kings
Vinny Appice Drums (1980-1982, 1991-1992)
See also: Dunsmuir, Last in Line, Martiria, Resurrection Kings, Scream Taker, Serpent's Ride, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, Appice, ex-Kill Devil Hill, ex-WWIII, ex-Dio, ex-Power Project, ex-3 Legged Dogg, ex-9 Chambers, ex-Axis, ex-Bruzer, ex-Circle of Tyrants, ex-Derringer, ex-Hollywood Monsters, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Minoru Niihara, ex-WAMI, ex-Dio Disciples (live)
Bev Bevan Drums (1983-1984, 1987)
See also: Belch, Bev Bevan's Move, Quill, ex-Carl Wayne and The Viking, ex-Denny Laine and the Diplomats, ex-Electric Light Orchestra, ex-ELO Part II, ex-Nicky James Movement, ex-The Bev Bevan Band, ex-The Move
Ian Gillan Vocals (1983-1984)
See also: Deep Purple, ex-WhoCares, Ian Gillan, ex-Episode Six, ex-Garth Rockett and the Moonshiners, ex-Gillan, ex-Gillan & Glover, ex-Ian Gillan Band, ex-Rock Aid Armenia, ex-The Javelins
Ron Keel Vocals (1984)
See also: Keel, Steeler, Ron Keel Band, ex-Saber Tiger, ex-Lust, ex-Iron Horse, ex-Ron Keel's Fair Game, ex-Ronnie Lee Keel
Jeff Fenholt Vocals (1984-1985)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-Joshua Perahia, ex-Bible Black, ex-Geezer Butler Band, ex-M.A.R.S., ex-Rondinelli, ex-ED3N
Dave Donato Vocals (1984)
(R.I.P. 2021) See also: ex-Geezer Butler Band, ex-The Keep, ex-White Tiger
Dave Spitz Bass (1985-1987)
See also: ex-Impellitteri, ex-Nuclear Assault, ex-Stream, ex-Americade, ex-Chet Thompson, ex-Freeway, ex-Great White, ex-White Lion
Gordon Copley Bass (1985)
See also: ex-Danny Johnson & The Bandits, ex-Lita Ford
Eric Singer Drums (1985-1987)
See also: ex-Stream, E.S.P. (Eric Singer Project), Kiss, Soul Station, ex-Avantasia, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Badlands, ex-GlamNation, ex-Shameless, ex-Brian May (live), ex-Gary Moore (live), ex-Lita Ford (live), ex-Paul Stanley (live)
Glenn Hughes Vocals (1985-1986)
See also: Voodoo Hill, Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes, The Dead Daisies, ex-Deep Purple, ex-Iommi, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-California Breed, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Hughes Turner Project, ex-Hughes/Thrall, ex-Kings of Chaos, ex-L.A. Blues Authority, ex-Michael Men Project Made in Moscow, ex-Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus, ex-Trapeze, ex-Hank Davison (live), ex-Ken Hensley (live)
Bob Daisley Bass (1986)
See also: Planet Alliance, ex-Stream, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Dio (live), ex-Blizzard of Ozz, ex-Broken Glass, ex-Chicken Shack, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Kahvas Jute, ex-Living Loud, ex-Mecca, ex-Mother's Army, ex-Mungo Jerry, ex-Stan Webb Band, ex-Uriah Heep, ex-Widowmaker
Ray Gillen Vocals (1986-1987)
(R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Badlands, ex-Blue Murder
Jo Burt Bass (1987)
See also: The Jo Burt Experience, ex-Andy Scott's Sweet, ex-Sector 27, ex-Virginia Wolf
Terry Chimes Drums (1987-1988)
See also: Anita Chellamah Band, The Crunch, ex-Cowboys International, ex-Generation X, ex-Hanoi Rocks, ex-Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, ex-The Cherry Bombz, ex-The Clash
Tony Martin Vocals (1987-1991, 1992-1997)
See also: The Cage, Tony Martin, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Giuntini Project, Silver Horses, Kingdom of Madness (live), ex-Candlemass, ex-Empire, ex-Bailey's Comet, ex-Blue Murder, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-M3, ex-The Alliance, ex-The Bailey Brothers, ex-Tobruk
Cozy Powell Drums (1988-1991, 1994-1995)
(R.I.P. 1998) See also: ex-Rainbow, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Bedlam, ex-Big Bertha, ex-Brian May, ex-Cajo, ex-Cozy Powell, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-Emerson, Lake & Powell, ex-Forcefield, ex-Graham Bonnet & The Hooligans, ex-Jeff Beck's Group, ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Pete York / Cozy Powell, ex-Peter Green Splinter Group, ex-Phenomena, ex-The Ace Kefford Stand, ex-The Snakes, ex-The Sorcerers, ex-Tipton, Entwistle and Powell, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Youngblood
Neil Murray Bass (1989-1990, 1994-1996)
See also: ex-Gogmagog, ex-Empire, ex-Rondinelli, Michael Schenker Group, Snakecharmer, The Fluffy Jackets’, ex-Bow Wow, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Brian May, ex-Cajo, ex-Colosseum II, ex-Company of Snakes, ex-Cozy Powell's Hammer, ex-Driveshaft, ex-Fastway, ex-Gary Moore, ex-Gilgamesh, ex-Graham Bonnet, ex-Grand Slam, ex-Hanson, ex-John Sloman's Badlands, ex-M3, ex-National Health, ex-Peter Green Splinter Group, ex-Phenomena, ex-The Brian May Band, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Queen + Paul Rodgers (live)
Bobby Rondinelli Drums (1993-1994, 1995)
See also: Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Warlock, ex-Rondinelli, Over the Rainbow, Pyramid, Zebra (live), ex-Doro, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Rainbow, ex-Riot V, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-The Dali Gaggers, ex-The Lizards, ex-The Sign, ex-Aerosmith (live), ex-Bonnie Tyler (live)
Past
Gerald "Jezz" Woodruffe Keyboards (1975-1977)
See also: ex-Geezer Butler Band, ex-Robert Plant
Geoff Nicholls Keyboards, Vocals (backing), Guitars (rhythm) (1979-1986, 1991-1993, 1997-2004)
(R.I.P. 2017) See also: ex-Quartz, ex-Tony Martin, ex-Johnny Neal and the Starliners, ex-The Boll Weevils, ex-The Seed, ex-World of Oz
Rob Halford Vocals (1992, 2004)
See also: Halford, Judas Priest, ex-Fight, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Abraxas, ex-Athens Wood, ex-Bullring Brummies, ex-Hiroshima, ex-Lord Lucifer, ex-Thark, ex-Two
Mike Bordin Drums (1997)
See also: Faith No More, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Jerry Cantrell, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-EZ-Street, ex-Pop-O-Pies, ex-Sharp Young Men, ex-The Chickenfuckers, ex-Korn (live)
Shannon Larkin Drums (1997)
See also: ex-Wrathchild America, Another Animal, Blue Cross Band, Godsmack, Ugly Kid Joe, ex-Fear of God (live), ex-Souls at Zero, ex-Amen, ex-Candlebox, ex-Kiddie Porn, ex-M.F. Pitbulls, ex-Snot
Vinny Appice Drums (1998)
See also: Dunsmuir, Last in Line, Martiria, Resurrection Kings, Scream Taker, Serpent's Ride, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heaven & Hell, Appice, ex-Kill Devil Hill, ex-WWIII, ex-Dio, ex-Power Project, ex-3 Legged Dogg, ex-9 Chambers, ex-Axis, ex-Bruzer, ex-Circle of Tyrants, ex-Derringer, ex-Hollywood Monsters, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Minoru Niihara, ex-WAMI, ex-Dio Disciples (live)
Adam Wakeman Keyboards, Guitars (rhythm) (2004-2006, 2011-2017)
See also: Headspace, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Wakeman, Jazz Sabbath, Rick & Adam Wakeman, Snakecharmer, ex-Strawbs, ex-Travis (live), ex-Will Young (live)
Tommy Clufetos Drums (2012-2017)
See also: Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy's Rocktrip, ex-Mötley Crüe (live), ex-Alice Cooper, ex-John 5, ex-L.A. Rats, ex-Lesley Roy, ex-Rob Zombie, ex-Ted Nugent, ex-The Dead Daisies, ex-Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (live)
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