Black Sabbath Autographs Never Say Die Lp
Signed on the front by all original members: Ozzy Osbourne. Tony Iommi. Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.
Sabbath originally formed in Birmingham, UK in 1968. By lead guitarist Tony Iommi. Together with Bass player and song writer Terry Geezer Butler. Singer and writer Ozzy Osbourne. drummer Bill Ward. The band has many line up changes. Iommi being the only constant member. Throughout its history. Started as a blues rock band called Earth. The group soon adopted the Black Sabbath sound and began playing occult themes. With horror inspired lyrics and tuned down guitars. They also wrote songs about social instability. Politics. Drugs.
Regular use of alcohol and substances. Furthermore led to him being sacked from the band in 1979. Former Rainbow singer; Ronnie James Dio soon replaced Ozzy. Following two albums with Dio. Black Sabbath endured countless personal changes in the 1980s and 1990s. That included Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan; Glenn Hughes; Ray Gillen and Tony Martin. As well as many drummers and bassists. In 1992; Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio with drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer. The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997. They released a live album called Reunion. Black Sabbath’s final studio album and nineteenth named 13. Features all the original members, apart from Bill Ward. A year after embarking on a farewell tour. The band played their final concert in their home city of Birmingham on the 4th February 2017.
Never Say Die
Is the eighth studio album released in September 1978. It was the last studio album with the band’s original lineup. Its also the last studio album to feature original vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Until 2013’s 13. It was certified Gold in the U.S on 7 November 1997. As of November 2011 sold 133,000 copies in the United States since the SoundScan era. Critics called it unbalanced.