The ultimate guide to the Black Sabbath legend, full of first-hand facts drawn directly from those who were there at every stage as the Sabbath traveled from distant 1970 through a series of crises, conflicts, and triumphs to the present day.
In the world of heavy metal, no other band have lived life to the fullest, stared death in the face so many times, battled addition, warred within themselves and still emerged, unbowed with as much bloody-minded persistence as Black Sabbath. Joel McIver has conducted dozens of interviews with the musicians and those within the music industry who witnessed the rollercoaster ride of the band, as well as many other Sabbath musicians who have been and gone over the years. This is the ultimate guide to the Black Sabbath legend. Reviews for Joel s previous books: Written in a lively, unpretentious style, this A-Z has the answers. MOJO (Extreme Metal) Thorough and detailed in its research Kerrang! (Justice for All: The Truth About Metallica)