Original Black Sabbath Members:
Tony Iommi (guitar)
Geezer Butler (bass)
Bill Ward (drums)
Significant Facts About Black Sabbath:
- Considered to be the first true heavy metal band
- There have been personnel changes over the years, but since 199 the band has consisted of the four founding members
- Nominated eight times before being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006
Black Sabbath Beginnings:
Black Sabbath' Points of Difference:
Times of Change:
In 2006, current and former band members Iommi, Butler, Dio, and Appice announced that they would begin touring in 2007 using the name Heaven and Hell, the title of the 1980 album featuring that personnel configuration of Sabbath.
Essential Black Sabbath CD:
The two-CD set is a compilation of the band's work during its first incarnation. It provides a picture of the band's musical evolution. If your budget allows, all eight of the albums represented on the compilation set are available in a boxed set, Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978).