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How Black Sabbath Got Its Cocaine

Ozzy Osbourne and bandmates recall the old days

(Newser) - Black Sabbath is back, with 13—its first album featuring Ozzy Osbourne since 1978— out Tuesday . So, of course, there's a massive profile in the Guardian featuring tons of drug tidbits and references to the occult as Osbourne, Terry "Geezer" Butler, and Tony Iommi wax nostalgic. Choice quotes:... More »

Ozzy Sues Bandmate Over Sabbath Name

(Newser) - Trouble in heavy metal land. Ozzy Osbourne is suing Black Sabbath bandmate Tommy Iommi over rights to the band's name—and its lucrative merchandise, reports Rolling Stone. Ozzy says Iommi illegally took ownership of the name when he toured in the 1990s without the original band members. The prince of... More »

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