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BLACK SABBATH was in Calgary Alberta Canada on March 4, 2016! Were you there??


Here's some Youtube vids I uploaded, showing Ozzy getting the Calgary "White Hat" treatment. This is a tradition Calgary does for visiting celebrities. The hat doesn't suit him, IMO, but who am I to question Calgary tradition?    CTV Newsclip    Global TV Newsclip


Heaven and Hell Tour promo Heaven and Hell - Calgary Alberta - March 14, 2007

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. 


Heaven and Hell in Calgary, Alberta, Canada March 14, 2007


E5150 (intro until band plays) 
After All (The Dead) 
Mob Rules 
Children Of The Sea 
Lady Evil 
Ear in the Wall 

Sign Of The Southern Cross 
The Devil Cried 
Drum Solo 
Computer God 
Falling Off The Edge Of The World 
Shadow Of The Wind 
Guitar Solo 
Die Young 
Heaven and Hell 
Lonely is the Word
Neon Knights 

The crowd was an all-ages crowd....younger metalheads to middle-aged metalheads like myself. The stage was an old castle made of bricks, and it gave the show a cool gothic feel. It was perfect for a Sabbath show. Each side had brick pillars and iron gates that "hid" their amplifiers. The "windows" on the castle were projection screens that showed different still pics and videos. A lot of scenes were shows of characters from the Live Evil album. Other lighting effects truly made this show THE BEST Sabbath show I've been to (this was my 4th time seeing Sabbath, in its various incarnations). This was the first time seeing Dio live, and, sorry die-hard Ozzy fans, he blows away Ozzy for stage presence.  I smuggled in a camera and took LOTS of video clips and some stills. 

TV commercial for the Heaven and Hell tour of Canada


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

Black Sabbath promo

From the Calgary Herald, a preview of the upcoming show and album review

Black Sabbath newspaper article

From the Calgary Herald, an unfavorable review (see below for my Letter to the Editor regarding this review)

Black Sabbath 1995 concert review

From the Calgary Herald, a writeup of the Sabbath Reunion tour

Black Sabbath newspaper article



 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 16, 1999

From the Calgary Herald, a promotion for the Ozzfest tour

Ozzfest 1999 newspaper promo       

Assorted reviews and promotions from The Vancouver Province newspaper

 Ozzfest 1999 newspaper promo

Ozzfest 1999 newspaper promo

Ozzfest 1999 ticket stuff ($CDN)

Ozzfest 1999 newspaper reviewOzzfest 1999 newspaper review




Tony Iommi autograph

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 autograph



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 autograph


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 autograph


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 autograph


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 autograph


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 autograph

Nikki Dee (Motorhead Drums)

Nikki came out into the parking lot after the show and signed a few autographs also.


Zakk Wydle autographed magazine

Zakk Wydle autographed magazine - close up view





Zakk Wylde

 (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.



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

Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore

Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore and his latest project, Blackmore's Night

Sabbath Live Project

Tony Iommi's Website

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.

Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul poster


This black and white photo is of the same scene pictured above, but slightly different. It comes from the Technical Ecstasy music book.

Sabbath leaning on a wagon

I think this photo of Tony Iommi and Ozzy came from an old Creem magazine. I think Tony looks better with his moustache.

Tony and Ozzy

This photo of Ozzys family comes from the March 4, 1999 issued of Rolling Stone magazine. The kids sure are spitting images of dad.

Ozzy Osbourne Family (young)

Assorted Creem magazine photos

Bill Ozzy Tony Geezer

Geezer Ozzy Bill Tony

Black Sabbath

The above picture is very similar to a picture contained in the "Symptom of the Universe" compilation album


Ozzy and unknown - if you know email me!

the above picture is Ozzy and ??

Tony Iommi

A Creem magazine photo of Geezer Butler


Guitar World July 2001 Cover

The cover of Guitar World magazine, July 2001

guitar world magazine may 2007 - click for larger image

The cover of Guitar World magazine, May 2007 (click picture for larger image)

Ozzfest 2001 poster for UK concert - click 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)


Book: The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band


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

The Sabs at Ozzfest - Seattle - 2005

The Sabs at Ozzfest - Seattle - 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

Ned Flanders - Black Sabbath Volume 4

Thanks to the "The Ned Flanders Church of Sabbatology" for this cool picture. PROUD!!! Sally Forth heavy metal cartoon

I hope you've enjoyed my Black Sabbath tribute website. Send me your comments.


Darryl Minsky

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