Released on November 4, 1981 “Mob Rules” is the tenth studio album by Black Sabbath. It was the second album to feature lead vocalist Ronnie James Dio after Ozzy Osbourne was kicked out of the band. Some fans claim the name “Ozzy” or even “Kill Ozzy” was spelled out hidden on the album cover.
This photo of Ozzy Osbourne looking at Randy Rhoads in absolute astonishment made me want to make some meme captions.
Whats wrong with these musicians??? Cool photo of Ozzy, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler crossing the street right? You see that smudge on the wall to the right of Ozzy? That’s Sabbath ex-drummer Bill Ward.
After Ozzy Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, he put together his own band consisting of guitarist Randy Rhoads, bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake. A 2002 reissue of the albums was made with Daisley and Kerslake’s original bass and drum parts removed and re-recorded.
The Scorpions released the single “Send Me An Angel” off of their album Crazy World album on September 17, 1991. The singles album cover features the band standing in front of an “Angel” with her wings on fire holding her hands above her head.
In the movie The Avengers, Robert Downey Jr.’s character Tony Stark (Iron Man) is seen wearing this Black Sabbath shirt.
Guitar great Randy Rhoads played his last show with Ozzy Osbourne on March 18, 1982 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. Here is a photo and ticket from the show.
Around the time of the release of Black Sabbath Vol. 4, Geezer Butler started playing this white bass with an “Enjoy Cocaine” sticker on it that looks like the “Enjoy Coca-Cola” logo. Coincidently, the timing of the sticker seemed to be the exact time that Black Sabbath started falling apart due to drugs (cocaine) and alcohol.
The Black Sabbath debut album cover features a creepy figure dressed in black in front of a Watermill. The photo was taken in front of Mapledurham Watermill on the River Thames in Oxforshire, England.
There are quite a few bands that use the word “black” in their name but which one is the best? The nominees are..Black Flag – Black Label Society – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Black Sabbath – The Black Crowes – The Black Keys