40 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Endure Both Heaven and Hell With ‘Sabotage’

As Black Sabbath prepared to unveil their sixth studio album, Sabotage , on July 28, 1975, their career was, to all outward appearances, enjoying its absolute zenith on the strength of platinum sales around the globe. And yet, the foundation of their heavy metal empire was rotting under their platform boots due to the dishonest dealings of their longtime management World Wide Artists. No one seemed more surprised about this sickening turn of events than the four members of Sabbath themselves: Singer Ozzy Osbourne , guitarist Tony Iommi , bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward . For these […]

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