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.

  1. The book I mention towards the end is not Mark Weiss, he was the photographer, I believe.
  2. The poem from the original release *IS* here, but not the upside down cross. That was my error in recording.

Comments

  1. The accnuot of the Halestorm show is a great break-down of how to make the most out of an opening tour slot, and D.A.’s use of Salesforce is more advanced CRM than my business has right now :-/But I think there’s a more fundamental issue that artists like these make us take for granted but some of my conversations with artists (musical and otherwise) continue to remind me is not a given for everyone, especially those who are less Interwebz or marketing savvy. The old model restricted the artist to the role of content creator, a single cog in a tremendous and complicated machine, and gave them little say in, let alone responsibility for, marketing and promotion. These were the functions handled by the label/network/studios and the artist’s involvement basically stopped at the water’s edge when they delivered the album/show/film.If that model placed the artist in the role of an employee, doing their part of the job and handing it off to the next team on the assembly line, then this new model requires them to step up to being an entrepreneur and taking ownership of the end-to-end business of delivering, not just creating, their content. The challenge is that many artists bristle at the mere mention of the ‘business’ side of things because they see them in the light of the old model. But in the new model, . Just as album art and packaging became a canvas for creative expression and an important part of the user experience, so can the promotion and be opportunities for the artist to express themselves and connect with their fans.In order for an artist to survive in this new model, they must be willing to roll up their sleeves and participate in (if not lead) the work of marketing and promotion. But those who will thrive are the ones, like Halestorm and Chester French, who understand that what they are selling consumers is no longer just a piece of content but the entire lifecycle of the customer relationship, or .

  2. alexander says:

    me and my friends love there music! i wish they were touring some where like boston or ny

  3. mike reynolds says:

    I was born in 66 and ever since my eldest bro introduced me to Black Sabbath, I loved the band and it did’nt matter upon the singer or whatnot. The lyrics and the band within itself and myself, will always be with me and these guys and the band will always be with. thnx!!!!

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