|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2006
Inducted by: Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield
First Eligible: 1996 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward
Snubbed Members: Vinny Appice, Ronnie James Dio, Geoff Nicholls
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1996 (ranked #29) .
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You just cant go wrong w/ BLACK SABBATH!
Posted by CRAZY OZZY on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 17:22pm
Comment blacksabbaths excellence dammit they're the 23 best selling band in britan they're in the top twenties and in america their album paranoid is the 8th best selling album in america and the best selling cd in britan in britan blacksabbath are better selling than the beatles, led zepplin, aerosmith BLACK SABBATH ROCKS! I miss Ozzie come back to the band =( keep kicking ass and taking names guys u rule!!!!!! I am not worthy.
Posted by Lucas on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 23:55pm
I feel Black Sabbath deserves to be in the Hall 100%. But I can't help to think if the Osbournes did not have that TV show they would have gotten bypassed like so many others.
Posted by anthony rubbo on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 21:09pm
This band finally got into the hall last year, which might be a sign that more hard rock/heavy metal acts are to follow...possibly Deep Purple.
Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 05.22.07 @ 13:00pm
The fact that it took them 8 years, is very very sad. Yet hopfully that with Sabbath and Van Halen getting inducted in back to back that more Metal/Hard bands get inducted. (Deep Purple/Kiss/Judas Priest/Alice Cooper)
Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 09.4.07 @ 22:19pm
I'm afraid maplejet's predictions are sadly untrue. We have had a brief moment of glory only to be shattered by Madonna. What a foul, tragic fate.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 20:27pm
Here's something to talk about.
Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 08:26am
yes finally i think the rock hall of fame needs more rock no more madonna please god! Also i think that mettalica should get in eventually
Posted by the pac on Sunday, 06.1.08 @ 15:43pm
No one likes my analysis of Black Sabbath singers, I see.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 06.13.08 @ 13:45pm
Posted by Will on Tuesday, 08.12.08 @ 08:48am
Couldn't agree with you more, Will. Ozzy just has so much heart. I've never seen a more charismatic frontman. But I still enjoy the novelty of having different singers contribute their own ideas to the Black Sabbath formula. You can't go wrong with Dio, whatever band he's in and Gillan is one of the all-time great rock singers. But you're right; each of them deserves to be successful in their own respective bands. Rock on, man.
Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 09.2.08 @ 16:12pm
My Black Sabbath top 5
Posted by David on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 14:29pm
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 14:29pm
Mike - Crazy Train is not a Sabbath song. It is an Ozzy solo track.
Posted by Dasmeon on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 17:16pm
I told you Mike,Crazy Train is a solo track by Ozzy,he made me right it so,BLAME HIM
Posted by David on Monday, 10.20.08 @ 16:24pm
Apparently, no Crazy Train is a Sabbath song. When Ozzy left they were working on Crazy Train but they decided not to release it because Ozzy would had put it on Blizzard of Oz.
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 14:10pm
my top 5; 1. war pigs 2.iron man 3.paranoid 4.zero the hero 5.sabbath,bloody sabbath 6. ace of spades
Posted by king floyd on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 19:54pm
Posted by king floyd on Friday, 12.12.08 @ 20:48pm
I personally enjoy Sabbath's first three line-ups(even though I know everyone else hates the Born Again album, but I like some of it's tracks.) I always wondered why Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice were not inducted with the band because to many Sabbath fans that era is just as loved as the Ozzy era. Then I found this old album review and now I know why.
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 06.6.09 @ 11:22am
No one ever talks about the few recordings with Ian Gillian and lead vocals. I mean, it is nothing historic, but I still have Zero the Hero implanted into my head all these years later.
Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 06.6.09 @ 13:25pm
True, it's not the best Sabbath album and it has a horrible album cover, but I think "Zero the Hero" and "Disturbing the Priest" were alright songs.
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 06.6.09 @ 13:45pm
I don't know if anyone has heard of Flower Travellin' Band, but they did a pretty cool cover of "Black Sabbath".
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 13:01pm
I think it would be better if we move this debate to the Black Sabbath page because it doesn't have much to do with predictions.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 08.4.09 @ 18:23pm
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 08.18.09 @ 12:52pm
It bothers me that only the original lineup was inducted. It's completely unfair to about 15 other people who were members of Black Sabbath, among them Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan and the late great Cozy Powell, all of whom should already be in this Hall multiple times.
Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 08.19.09 @ 19:34pm
"It bothers me that only the original lineup was inducted. It's completely unfair to about 15 other people who were members of Black Sabbath." -Metalsmith
Posted by Telarock on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 07:22am
I have to disagree with you there, Telarock. Ronnie James Dio never rode the wave of the Osbourne era band's success; in fact, he would have preferred not to perform Ozzy's songs at all. Besides, according to your logic, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page shouldn't be inducted with The Yardbirds because they weren't part of the initial lineup and that, my friend, is bullshit.
Posted by Metalsmith on Saturday, 08.22.09 @ 22:37pm
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 09.2.09 @ 12:20pm
Do most of us agree that Black Sabbath are not a doom metal band?
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 22:06pm
Do most of us agree that Black Sabbath are not a doom metal band?
Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 01:16am
Alright, it's unanimous, Black Sabbath are not a doom metal band.
Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 13:14pm
Why aren't they a doom metal band?
Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 11.18.09 @ 13:07pm
"Why aren't they a doom metal band?"
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 11.18.09 @ 13:23pm
True, but then every form of metal can claim descent from Black Sabbath. I don't think they should be labelled as any specific subcategory.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 11.20.09 @ 18:06pm
R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio
Posted by Steve Z on Sunday, 05.16.10 @ 14:16pm
Thank you, Steve Z. By now, most of your have probably heard the news of Ronnie James Dio's death from stomach cancer. One question: Why was he not included in the Hall of Fame nomination with Black Sabbath? Even though his contribution was after Ozzy Osbourne's (arguably the band's heydey), he still had a contribution to Black Sabbath's success and, well, fame.
Posted by Joe on Sunday, 05.16.10 @ 15:04pm
RIP Ronnie James Dio
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 05.16.10 @ 19:35pm
I was, and am, surprised that Ronnie James Dio was not included with the members of Black Sabbath. Does anyone out there know if the induction bylaws would allow an omitted member of an inducted band to be included later?
Posted by Joe on Sunday, 06.20.10 @ 21:11pm
May Ronnie R.I.P. Some people only think of the Ozzy era as Sabbath, and probably the Hall thought the same way. Just my guess as to why Ronnie and Vinnie were left out. Ian Gillan was left out because they weren't intending on calling Born Again a Sabbath album; ditto for Glenn Hughes. But yeah, no reason not to induct Ronnie. Unfortunately, you can't do it over and change the induction.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 16:08pm
An absolute TRAVESTY that Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice were excluded from induction into the Hall as MEMBERS of BLACK SABBATH in 2006, especially considering Hagar got in as a member of Van Halen a year later. Frankly, that's absolutely SHAMEFUL in my opinion.
Posted by V.F.T. on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 21:53pm
Would like to know if Sabbath is playing any of the 'Dio Years' songs during their current tour. Also if they play any of Ozzy's solo stuff (like Mr. Crowley, etc.).
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 12.12.13 @ 07:40am
So Guns N Roses were inducted into this Hall of Fame after just 1 nomination but Black Sabbath were inducted upon their 8th nomination? I understand where music is concerned that there can't be 100% objectivity but that is 100% absurd. Black Sabbath established way more of an impact in heavy metal.
Posted by Zechariah on Sunday, 11.22.15 @ 02:57am
Well what about Tony Martin, Cozy Powell and Neil Murray? They qualify as snubbed members as well.
Posted by Nicky Joe on Friday, 01.20.17 @ 07:13am
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.28.17 @ 19:32pm
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