Masters of Reality
By Steven Rosen
(Abstract Sounds Book, Ltd., Hardcover, 9780956603968, 116pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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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 Dio The 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 phenomenon of today. The views of the band are complemented by a wealth of informative insights from journalists and critics who toured with them.
Steven Rosen is a rock journalist who has written for Creem, Guitar Player, Los Angeles Times, Musician, Playboy, and Rolling Stone. His previous books include Black Sabbath and Free At Last: The Story of Free and Bad Company. He has toured with Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and ZZ Top in pursuit of a story.