Thank you for taking a moment to visit my scrapbook page dedicated to the GREATEST Heavy Metal band in the world......
Sabbath has recently toured again, but this time they're calling themselves Heaven and Hell. Original Sab members Ozzy Osbourne (vocals) and Bill Ward (drums) are not with them on this tour. Instead we have the refreshing, wonderful treat of Ronnie James Dio on vocals and Vinny Appice on drums!! They played across Canada as the first part of their tour.
I've had the pleasure of seeing Black Sabbath in concert 4 times in my 30+ years as a fan. I have met and shook the hands of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Tony Martin, and Geoffrey Nichols. I also have an autographed picture of Bill Ward. Lemmy and Nikki Dee from MOTORHEAD were kind enough to give me their autographs also. I also got to meet ZAKK WYLDE, and you know how he rocks!!!! It was friggin awesome man!
For a breakdown of my Sabbath experiences and autograph collection click on the links
|Zakk Wylde autographed Guitar World magazine from the meet-and-greet in Calgary April 12, 2007|
1995 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on the Forbidden Tour
|1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada headlining the OZZFEST 1999 Tour.|
|2005 in Seattle, Washington USA headling the Ozzfest 2005 tour|
|Autographs of Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Tony Martin, Bill Ward, Geoff Nicholls, and Motorhead members and the stories about getting them|
|Cool Sabbath related websites|
|Assorted Sabbath pictures I've collected over the years|
1995 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on the Forbidden Tour
From the Calgary Herald, promiting the July 26, 1995 Sabbath / Motorhead show
From the Calgary Herald, a preview of the upcoming show and album review
From the Calgary Herald, an unfavorable review (see below for my Letter to the Editor regarding this review)
From the Calgary Herald, a writeup of the Sabbath Reunion tour
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 16, 1999
From the Calgary Herald, a promotion for the Ozzfest tour
Assorted reviews and promotions from The Vancouver Province newspaper
Tony Iommi (Guitar)
Tony signed my ticket stub for the show.
I now have this proudly displayed on my wall for all to see and envy.
Bill Ward (Drums)
I sent a snail mail to Bills management company, and promptly forgot about it. TWO years later I received a letter apologizing for the delay, and included in it was the 8x10 glossy, autographed picture of Bill !! While the writing is a bit hard to read, it says:
Hi Darryl, Rock and Shine. Bill Ward, Drums and Songs. He also has drawn a picture of a drumkit.
Check out Bills website and try your luck for an autograph.
Bill appeared on That Metal Show on VH1 Classic recently. (Access denied outside the USA)
Ozzy Osbourne (Vocals) 1982
Ozzy was touring for his new album 'Blizzard of Oz'. The tour landed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and Ozzy was doing an interview at the local radio station, 92 CITI FM. A small crowd gathered outside hoping to see him. As he left the building with his bodyguard, the crowd froze in awe. I called out "Hey Ozzy, how about an autograph?". His exact words were "Sure man, sure". He came over, shook my hand, signed my 'Blizzard' record album, and met with the other fans. It was great! I'll never forget that moment.
Geoff Nicholls (Keyboards)
After the show in 1995 Geoff was walking around the parking lot outside the arena Sabbath played at. While I could not get into the fenced complex, I shouted out to him to come on over, which he did. He was very friendly.
Tony Martin (Vocals)
During the Dehuminizer tour in 1995 Tony was also walking around the parking lot outside the arena. I shouted out to him to come on over, which he did. He was very friendly.
Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead Bassist)
Lemmy was haning around outside the parking lot after the show drinking a beer. A few of us asked for an autograph and he oblidged. A few moments later a large 4 wheel drive truck pulled up, he got in, and away it went.
Nikki Dee (Motorhead Drums)
Nikki came out into the parking lot after the show and signed a few autographs also.
(guitar for Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne)
I got the opportunity to meet Zakk when BLS played here on April 12, 2007. He did a meet and greet at Guitarworks, and a few lucky people won the opportunity for this event.
COOL SABBATH WEBSITES
Joe Seigler's Black Sabbath Online
The Official Bill Ward Website
The Official Geezer Butler Website
Vinny Appice's Web Site
Cozy Powell's Web Site
Ronnie James Dio's website
Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore and his latest project, Blackmore's Night
Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society
Eddie Trunk - celebrating all things Rock since 1983. This guy knows EVERYTHING!
Assorted Sabbath pictures I've collected
This is a photograph of a large poster that I've had since the mid 1970's. It has been on my wall ever since I got it from some kind fellow who worked at Kelly's Records on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I was admiring the poster when he just went up to it, took it off the wall, and gave it to me. I've loved it ever since.
This black and white photo is of the same scene pictured above, but slightly different. It comes from the Technical Ecstasy music book.
I think this photo of Tony Iommi and Ozzy came from an old Creem magazine. I think Tony looks better with his moustache.
This photo of Ozzys family comes from the March 4, 1999 issued of Rolling Stone magazine. The kids sure are spitting images of dad.
Assorted Creem magazine photos
The above picture is very similar to a picture contained in the "Symptom of the Universe" compilation album
the above picture is Ozzy and ??
A Creem magazine photo of Geezer Butler
The cover of Guitar World magazine, July 2001
The cover of Guitar World magazine, May 2007 (click picture for larger image)
Poster promoting Ozzfest 2001 at the National Bowl at Milton Keynes in the U.K. Click for a larger image (JPG 150K)
I recommend this book if you're looking for a detailed biography of The Ozzy Osbourne Band. There's lots of interesting insider information that the average fan (myself included) wouldn't know and would like. The second half of the book is a detailed cross-reference of all the musicians mentioned in the book and all the recordings they were involved in. Click here to go to the publishers website.
OZZFEST 2005 - Auburn (Seattle suburb) Washington USA August 11, 2005
I took a number of videos at Ozzfest also. I've uploaded them to YouTube. Here they are for your enjoyment!
Of course, my video quality is better than YouTubes copy. Also included in some Rob Zombie! All links open in a new window.
|Ozzfest Videos on YouTube|
|Black Sabbath - War Pigs Ozzfest 2005|
|Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf - Ozzfest 2005|
|Black Sabbath - Iron Man - Ozzfest 2005|
|Black Sabbath - Paranoid - Ozzfest 2005|
|Black Sabbath - Sleeping Village - Ozzfest 2005|
|Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave - Ozzfest 2005|
|Black Sabbath - NIB - Ozzfeset 2005|
|Rob Zombie - Dragula - Ozzfest 2005|
Thanks to the "The Ned Flanders Church of Sabbatology" for this cool picture.
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