We all know that Black Sabbath are pioneers of heavy music. They are also one of the best at title track songs. Through their catalog, you can really pick up “that vibe” from these songs. That “vibe” I’m referring to is the feeling that captures the essence of the album. Over the years, Black Sabbath’s title tracks have not only made a statement but, also, left a mark on music in general.
The other day Ozzy celebrated his 70th birthday. Funny enough, while I was on my way home that day, I had my iPod on random and the Rob Zombie song “Iron Head” came on and there was Ozzy singing on it. I had totally forgotten about Ozzy guesting on that song, so of course when I got home I looked up all the songs he’s guested on over the years. So, here’s a bunch of those songs.
Rob Zombie- Iron Head (from The Sinister Urge):
Black Label Society- Stillborn (from The Blessed Hellride):
Coal Chamber- Shock The Monkey (from Chamber Music):
Slash- Crucify The Dead (from Slash):
Tony Iommi- Who’s Fooling Who (from Iommi):
Alice Cooper- Wake The Dead (from Along Came A Spider):
Ringo Starr- Vertical Man (from Vertical Man):
Busta Rhymes- This Means War (from E.L.E.- The Final World Front):
The year is 1997 and the auto-biographical film Private Parts about Howard Stern is drawing in audiences. While the film went on to be a success, there was another element of the whole thing that often gets overlooked and that is the soundtrack.
The first six Black Sabbath albums are highly regarded in the rock and metal circles. I personally think the first four are the ones that should be the ones that are highly touted. The other two contain quite a lot of filler. That’s just my opinion though. So, with all this in mind here are the Ozzy era Black Sabbath albums ranked from not their best to the best.
The A to Z list continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. O is here and needs help to complete the list. As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list. These are in no particular order as well.
Finally in 2000 after nearly 5 years in the making, Tony Iommi released the be all end all of solo albums featuring guest vocalists. All of the songs on the album were written by Tony Iommi, producer Bob Marlette and each of the vocalists that appear on the songs.The album features Phil Anselmo, Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Serj Tankian, Billy Idol, Ian Astbury, Peter Steele, Skin, and Ozzy. According to Tony Iommi, he and Phil Anselmo had recorded three tracks together for the album, but only one was put onto the album. Phil had later on said that there was a chance that they might have done a full album had time permitted amongst other things. The album peaked at number 129 on the Billboard chartsand its only single released, “Goodbye Lament” featuring Dave Grohl reached number 10 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. This album is quite a remarkable album, as it shows what Tony Iommi’s playing sounds like with different types of singers. Slash tried to do something similar with his first “solo” album, but to me he failed miserably mainly because he is overrated and picked the wrong people to have on his album. Tony Iommi is a true legend and master of his craft, and this album is a testament to his legacy
Tony Iommi and Phil Anselmo- Invasion Of The Saviours: