For a band that has been around as long as Black Sabbath has, through all the members, incarnations and whatnot.. There’s a ton of interview footage, videos, etc. This site has contributed to that with a few pieces of original material. That’s what this page is for. An archive of the originally produced video relating to Black Sabbath. It’s appeared elsewhere on the site, but this is a central clearing house if you will of videos produced by this site.
The lion’s share of the work for these is done by Damian, a video production guy out of the Philadelphia area. You can contact him on our forums if you like.
A short note. While it is possible to play all these videos at the same time, it’s not recommended. :)
Tony Iommi Book Signing
When Tony Iommi released his autobiography late in 2011, he went on a small book signing tour to promote it. When he visited Ridgewood, New Jersey, Damian was dispatched to interview Tony, and cover it.
In May 2012, the full interview with Tony was also released. Bits from this comprised the Iommi segments of the interview above..
Ronnie James Dio’s Final Concert
While we didn’t know it at the time, Damian and myself ended up filming at what turned out to be Ronnie James Dio’s final ever concert. We thought it would be cool to cover the last gig on that tour, which was in Atlantic City, NJ on Aug 29, 2009.
So we received permission from the band to film one song. We would have liked to have filmed more, but we had legal permission to record just one – so Damian and his cameraman both set up to film, and we got “The Mob Rules”. The video is below. Check it out, shows you how well Ronnie would pull it off on stage when he was suffering from pretty bad stomach pain. We’re proud of this video, as other than a few shaky cam cel phone things, it is the only video from Ronnie’s final concert.
Also in this group of videos are some behind the scenes stuff, interviews with fans, and an interview with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, the opener for the night. Enjoy!
First Album Video Review
I also did a video review of the first Black Sabbath album when it came out in a 2 CD deluxe edition a couple of years ago. That video is below. Two short notes about the video.
- The book I mention towards the end is not Mark Weiss, he was the photographer, I believe.
- The poem from the original release *IS* here, but not the upside down cross. That was my error in recording.