Author(s): Paul Elliott
One of the most successful, influential and provocative bands of all time, Black Sabbath - dubbed "The Beatles of Heavy Metal" by Rolling Stone magazine - changed the landscape of popular music forever. Having sold over 75 million albums worldwide (including 15 million in the US) since their early 1970s breakthrough, their comeback album 13 raced to the top of the charts across the globe. Ozzy Osbourne has promised a final Black Sabbath tour and album in 2016. The years since their ascent have seen fights and reconciliations, crazy excess and bouts of self-destruction, but their popularity has always proven as vast and durable as their mythological status. Their upcoming reunion will see them back at the forefront of fame, straddling both the mainstream and the counter-culture. Written by a leading music journalist and illustrated throughout with rare photographs, Black Sabbath is the ultimate celebration of the iconic rock group. Featuring the reproduction of 20 items of memorabilia on the page, including posters, tickets, flyers and signed photographs, Black Sabbath gives the reader a front-row seat (and backstage access as well) to the career of these true legends of rock.
Paul Elliott is one of the UK's most highly respected music writers and his work regularly appears in MOJO, Classic Rock, Q and Kerrang. He has interviewed Black Sabbath on a number of occasions and this book contains exclusive interview content with the band. Paul Elliott lives in Bath.