If there was no Black Sabbath, I could still possibly be a morning newspaper delivery boy. No fun.— Lars Ulrich
Vibrant Black Sabbath quotations
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Every cool riff has already been written by Black Sabbath.
You're either playing it faster or slower or backwards, but they wrote it first.
There’s one thing about Black Sabbath which should not be understated: If Black Sabbath is missing any one of its members it’s no longer Black Sabbath.
Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon.
'American Horror' goes 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.
The world is full of Kings and Queens, Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams.
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.
We're just trying to find some color in this black and white world
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.
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.
Obviously [Black] Sabbath is definitely a huge name and of course deserving with Ozzy coming back.
I dont care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich or poor. If you respect me I'll respect you
There was so much good and different music back then and you'd just keep moving through it and discovering more new stuff. I went through my Black Sabbath phase before I even started playing guitar.
Everybody knows that Black Sabbath started everything and almost every single thing that people are playing today has already been done by Black Sabbath. They wrote every single good riff... ever.
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.
Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.
It was always fun in the early days of Black Sabbath, when I stayed away from heavy drugs. Then someone gave me cocaine and I went, "Hallelujah!" I thought I'd found the meaning of life!
I've always been very image prone, along the lines of bands like Black Sabbath and even Devo.
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.
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
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 didnt get to when I was younger.
I was really into Black Sabbath, but heavy guitars can really be very limiting, it's a great frequency and it's great fun to listen to but on the other hand, musically you can do a lot more without it.
I once asked Ozzy Osbourne, truly one of my favorite people in the world, if he was cool with singing Black Sabbath songs year after year, whether he was performing with Black Sabbath or out on a solo tour. He said it was great.
There are some pop songs I hate but I can't get them out of my head.
Our songs also have the standard pop format: Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo. All in all, I think we sound like The Knack and the Bay City Rollers being molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath.
When I get 13 or 14 years old, I get crazy with rock music, like, like, deeply crazy. And one of my favorite bands at that moment was, for example, like - bands like Metallica or Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Santana, you know? And then I start to play metal, actually, when I was - at the age of 15.
Black Sabbath wasn't like the Bon Jovis of the time.
We were just a bunch of guys that were against the grain of society. And we sung about things that people thought back then.
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.
The three of us [me, Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman] all learned how to play our instruments together. We had a common interest in bands like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple. Bands who had different time signatures etc and for whatever reason, we morphed into Corrosion of Conformity. It's been about thirty years now.
I love Black Sabbath. They made an amazing contribution to music today. Almost every band that made it big in the Nineties owed a debt to them.
Black Sabbath invented heavy metal, in my opinion.
I never thought I could write anything or do a show sober, ever.
But I did the Black Sabbath shows sober, and it was so much better fun for me, and everybody.
The Muslims observe their Sabbath on Friday, the Jews observe on Saturday, and the Christians on Sunday. By the time Monday rolls around God is completely f***in' worn out.
With Rock Band, you can play along to Black Sabbath or Nirvana and possibly find new ways of appreciating their artistry by being allowed to perform parallel to it. Rock Band puts you inside the guts of a song.
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.
Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath.
No one really gets rich doing this. A couple people do, Black Sabbath does. We don't sell any records anymore.
When I was really young, I was really into Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden and those kinds of bands.
I started getting seriously into music when I was a kid.
1978 was my big year. It just hit home. That was before real metal. There was Black Sabbath and that kind of stuff, but the real underground, hard stuff wasn't even around yet. It was cool to watch that happen and latch onto the next edge of things every time that progression happened.
In the early days, you would get skinheads, the Eagles and Black Sabbath playing the same show.
I got into one Metallica record. That was about it. I never got into AC/DC or Black Sabbath or any of that. I was interested in the side of heavy metal that had interesting guitar ideas, but that was a very short-lived thing.