According to the documentary Heavy Metal: A Headbanger's journey, Black Sabbath had invented heavy metal.
Black Sabbath's song War Pigs was voted #56 in Guitar World's Top 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.
Tony Iommi was voted the greatest metal guitarist in the website, Blogcritics.org.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi,briefly played with the band Jethro Tull.
Black Sabbath's album "Paranoid"ranked #1 in the UK.
Black Sabbath was given crosses to wear from a church.
Drummer Bill Ward left and was replaced by Vinnie Appice.
Black Sabbath's song "Iron Man" is featured in the movie "School of Rock".
The tracks on Black Sabbaths album "Paranoid" are:
6.Hand of Doom
8.Fairy Wear Boots
Black Sabbath's signature album "Paranoid" was originally titled "War Pigs" but changed it to not upset people who supported the Vietnam War.
Sabbath signed to Warner Bros. records in 1970.
Ozzy Osbourne was ranked number 18 on rock.com's list of the 100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time.
Tony Iommi was ranked number 17 on rock.com's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Sabbath was ranked number 1 all time on rock.com's list of the Greatest Heavy Metal bands.
Black Sabbath's songs "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" are ranked numbers 98 and 173 respectively on rock.com's list of the 500 greatest classic rock songs.
"Heaven And Hell" was Sabbath's first album with Ronnie James Dio as vocalist.
In 1999, the original four members did a reunion tour.
In 1998, Metallica covered "Sabbra Cadabra" on the album "Garage Inc."
Sabbath is ranked number 85 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the Greatest 100 Artists of All Time.
"Iron Man" and "War Pigs" are on the Playstation 2 games "Guitar Hero" and "Guitar Hero 2."
Ian Gillian, formerly of Deep Purple, became lead singer in 1980.
In 1980, Bill Ward left the band for personal reasons.
Osbourne was asked to leave the band in 1979. He was replaced by Ronnie James Dio.
From 1973 to 1975, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward supposedly used LSD everyday.
Tony Iommi lost parts of his fingers while working in a sheet metal factory.
Before writing their own songs, Black Sabbath performed cover versions of Jimi Hendrix and Cream.
Ozzy Osbourne says he was heavily influenced by the Beatles' album "Revolver."
Before Black Sabbath, the band was known as "Polka Tulk Blues Band" and also as "Earth."
In 1985, the four original Sabbath members reunited to perform at Live Aid.
Along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and AC-DC, Black Sabbath is considered one of the pioneers of heavy metal.
Black Sabbath is #2 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock.
Ozzy Osbourne: Being sober on a bus is totally diffrent from being sober on a bus.