Black Sabbath to perform on 'CSI' season finale

Black Sabbath to perform on 'CSI' season finale

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Black Sabbath is to make a rare U.S. television appearance when it performs a new song in next month's "CSI" season finale, CBS announced.
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Tony Iommi diagnosed with lymphoma

Tony Iommi diagnosed with lymphoma

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- British rock guitarist Tony Iommi is in the early stages of lymphoma, said a message posted on Black Sabbath's Web site Monday.
Black Sabbath to kick off tour in Moscow

Black Sabbath to kick off tour in Moscow

MOSCOW, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British heavy-metal band Black Sabbath is to begin its first concert tour in decades in Russia this May, organizers said Friday.

Osbourne suing over Black Sabbath name

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- Former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne alleges in a New York lawsuit the band's guitarist, Tony Iommi, should not be the sole owner of the band's name.

Osbourne, Sabbath reunion reports conflict

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Black Sabbath fans are still be the dark about whether Ozzy Osbourne or Ronnie James Dio will front the British band's reported tour next year.

Black Sabbath fans weary of Osbournes

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A group of Black Sabbath fans want vocalist Ozzy Osbourne fired for his lack of commitment to the British heavy metal icons.

Black Sabbath to headline Ozzfest 2004

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath will headline Ozzfest 2004 -- the 26-show city tour which begins July 10 in Hartford, Conn.

Black Sabbath reunion rumors may be true

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Black Sabbath's guitarist says the classic heavy metal band could reunite for Ozzfest 2004, Launch Radio Networks reported.
Geezer Butler

Geezer Butler (born Terence Michael Joseph Butler on 17 July 1949 in Birmingham, England) is the English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and lyricist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He is also currently involved in Heaven and Hell.

Butler formed his first band, Rare Breed, with old friend John "Ozzy" Osbourne in the autumn of 1967. Separated for a time, Osbourne and Butler reunited in the blues foursome, Polka Tulk, along with guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward. They renamed their band Earth, but after finding a band in the small-time English circuit with the same name, soon adopted Black Sabbath in early 1969.

Butler played rhythm guitar in his pre-Sabbath days, including with Rare Breed, but when Sabbath was formed, Iommi made it clear that he wouldn't want to play with another guitarist, so Butler moved to bass.

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