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Album Review: Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980)


In early 1979 Ozzy Osbourne’s behaviour became too much for the rest of Black Sabbath, and Tony Iommi in particular, to tolerate and it was clear something would have to give. Over a year had been wasted in drug fuelled … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dio – Holy Diver (1983)


The Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath ended in acrimony due partly to disagreements regarding the mixing of the “Live Evil” album. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler accused Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice of sneaking into the studio to increase … Continue reading

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Pots of Gold. The studio recordings of Rainbow reviewed: Part One – The Dio Years


  Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow (1975) When Ritchie Blackmore grew tired of the increasing amount of funk being put into Deep Purple he decided to record a solo album. Apparently he would sit in the studio during the rehearsals and recording … Continue reading

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