Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath

Masters of Reality

By Steven Rosen; Mick Wall

Abstract Sounds, Hardcover, 9780956603968, 116pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

DVDs feature candid interviews with original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward, plus the views of later members such as Neil Murray and the late Ronnie James DioThe authorative text encompasses the complete inside story of Black Sabbath and is accompanied by four companion interview DVDs tracing the band's story from Birmingham clubs through the first triumphant tours and on to the stadium rock phenomenonof today. The views of the band are complemented by a wealth of informative insights from journalists and critics who toured with them.

About the Author
Steven Rosen has been stalking the denizens of rock and roll for over twenty years. During that period he has written major features and cover stories for virtually every important music magazine including Rolling Stone, Musician, Creem, Circus and Guitar Player (including 16 cover stories), as well as Playboy and the LA Times. He is also the author of rock books about Bruce Springsteen and Prince, as well as the highly acclaimed Wheels of Confusion: The Story of Black Sabbath and recently The Beck Book (a documentary on guitarist Jeff Beck). Steven Rosen lives in the dangerous hills of Hollywood and when he is not off on some word-writing expedition, may be found at home sleeping, reading, or causing an electric guitar to howl in pain.

MICK WALL is one of England s best known music journalists: his work has appeared in "Classic Rock, Mojo", the "London Times" and a variety of other publications, and his books include the rock n roll biographies "When Giants Walked the Earth" and "Enter Night". He has also served as a trusted on-camera source for a number of BBC-TV music documentaries. He lives in England.