Black Sabbath is a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England in 1968. The band originally consisted of guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne.
Black Sabbath is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of heavy metal music, and their music is characterized by its heavy, distorted guitar riffs, dark lyrics, and thundering bass and drums. Some of their most popular songs include "Paranoid," "Iron Man," "War Pigs," and "N.I.B."
The band faced numerous lineup changes over the years, with Osbourne leaving the band in 1979 and being replaced by several different vocalists, including Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, and Glenn Hughes. The band also underwent various other changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout their career.
Despite the challenges and changes, Black Sabbath continued to release new music and tour throughout the years, and their influence on heavy metal music cannot be overstated. They are widely regarded as one of the most important and influential bands in the history of rock music.
Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, and their music continues to be celebrated by fans around the world.