Black Sabbath Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Black Sabbath Quotes from famous persons: Elden Henson, Bill Ward, Lars Ulrich, Mike Portnoy, Tony Iommi. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Black Sabbath Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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I think it would be fun to play a young Ozzy Osbourne in a movie about the formation of Black Sabbath.
If there’s some longevity with Black Sabbath, then I’d like to be a part of it.
You can’t play a backbeat in Black Sabbath. You can if you want to; it’s going to ruin the song.
Black Sabbath has always been noncompliant.
If there was no Black Sabbath, I could still possibly be a morning newspaper delivery boy. No fun.
Lars Ulrich
Flying Colors is more alternative pop with a prog edge. Think the Beatles meets U2 meets Muse and Foo Fighters. It is the opposite of Adrenaline Mob, which has more classic metal influences like Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Pantera, or Disturbed. They are completely different ends of spectrum.
For me, I’ve never talked about my private life. It’s always been about Black Sabbath. It’s strange to open up and talk about me as a young lad, my relationships, marriages and what not.
Tony Iommi
I was mostly influenced by bands like Black Sabbath and Judas PriestMetallica‘s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ was also a hell of an inspiration.
The guitar is such an incredible instrument; it plays classical, flamenco, jazz, country, bluegrass, rock, acid, blues. You’ll never see a clarinet playing Black Sabbath. But you will see a guitar in a clarinet band playing rhythm. It is the most popular instrument in the world; it is the one everybody loves.
I grew up with my dad‘s music, so my introduction to rock was Alice Cooper and Cinderella and Dio and Black Sabbath, so I was listening to a lot of dude bands – Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, all that stuff.
I made the decision back in 1984 to never play with Black Sabbath unless it was the original line-up. And I stuck to it for quite a long time. A lot of that was about honoring Ozzy.
You listen to Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio in it, and it’s not Black Sabbath. They should have just called it ‘Heaven and Hell’ right from the beginning. Because you listen to that ‘Heaven and Hell’ album, that doesn’t sound anything close to Black Sabbath.
I’ve often said that with Black Sabbath you ought to have put a lasso around the sound and pulled it in. That’s the best way to record Black Sabbath.
Planet Caravan‘ by Black Sabbath is such a delicate song from such a surprising place.
I’m playing jazz throughout the song ‘Black Sabbath.’ That’s what it is there. I mean, I’m moving some other things around, but that is forever in there.
I got to see Black Sabbath, Pantera and Deftones together, I remember that blew my mind completely.
I’m so loyal to Black Sabbath, and I would never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, go into a situation with them under false pretenses.
I took a private lesson, but it didn’t really work out, so I went back to playing along with records. That’s really the thing that got me into playing a lot – getting excited about playing along with my favorite bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
We all grew up with Black Sabbath. I mean, there’s no secret there. Any of us, any of the members of any band I’ve ever been in, or anyone I’ve ever worked with.
I’m jamming ‘Black Sabbath Vol. 4’ all the time. Zappa’s ‘Cruising With Ruben & The Jets.’ A lot of Gong lately. Some Hawkwind. The Residents‘ ‘Duck Stab’ is amazing. Some Fugs. Lots of stuff, man. I’m pretty schizophrenic with records.
Black Sabbath questioned a lot of things.
Without the jazz influence, the Black Sabbath drumming would be very different.
In between 15 and 20 – probably at around 17 – my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. And then by 20 they were circling out of punk rock back into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the stuff that I didn’t get to when I was younger.
If you’re an American kid, you can’t help but be influenced by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones because they’re always on the radio.
Who doesn’t like to play Black Sabbath tunes!
It’s inspiring to see Black Flag looking like Vietnamese farmers with big beards and those kind of Vietnamese farming hats showing up at a Mohawk-mania club in England and being spat at because they don’t sound or look like Exploited; they sound more like Black Sabbath than Black Flag. I love that.
Who’s the new Ramones, who’s the new Guns ‘N Roses, who’s the new Motley Crue, who’s the new Black Sabbath? They’re coming, they’re on the street, they’re 16, 17 years old.
When we didAir Dance,’ I thought we were actually quite courageous doing that because it’s not necessarily quote-unquote a Black Sabbath song. But I don’t give a damn about that because it is part of Black Sabbath; it is a Black Sabbath song.
I love Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC.
Oh, I’m going to raise him on Black Sabbath and Metallica and football and MMA and all things that should matter for a young boy, and discipline and strength and honor and courage and everything that I would hope to instill within my son.
We’re never gonna see bands like Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath again. It’s over.
Till Lindemann
I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel. The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues. Deep Purple also started out as a blues band.
‘American Horrorgoes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience – ‘Flowers in the Attic‘ paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like ‘Let’s Scare Jessica to Death.’ It even has ‘Go Ask Alice’-era urban legends.
Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath.
So when I got to be about 13 or 14, I started listening – even though my parents music was way cool – to contemporary hard rock at that time, which was Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and all that, and that’s just where I came from.
What makes something pop? It’s really just the bed it’s placed in. If I grab melodies by Black Sabbath or Metallica and take them out of their musical bed and put them into a pop context, it’s not like they wouldn’t translate.
I started to get turned on to a bunch of different bands when I was in middle school/high school. I was turned onto The Who and Black Sabbath and Yes, and stuff like that. But Rush I obsessed over. I wanted to have every album. I wanted to know storylines, read all the lyrics, learn the songs and everything.
That’s really the thing that got me into playing a lot – getting excited about playing along with my favorite bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
I was brought up on Black Sabbath, David Bowie, 50 Cent, and Guru. And it all comes out in my own music somewhere.
Black Sabbath invented heavy metal, in my opinion.
We never considered ourselves to be a good band or anything, we just thought we were playing for fun and we wanted to play music that sounded like Black Sabbath or Soundgarden or the music we were into at that time.
Most bands play one style of song. If you listen to Metallica it all sounds exactly like Metallica, and if you listen to Black Sabbath it all sounds like Black Sabbath. I like AC/DC a lot but you can pick those sounds out on the radio in a heartbeat because they all have certain things in common.
We’re trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
My favourite genre is probably Seventies rock: Deep Purple, Black Sabbath. I love that stuff because it’s what everyone was into when I was a teenager.
I get to play what I’m feeling on my solo records, and I get to bang the hell out of a drum kit in Black Sabbath.