This picture is a screen capture from the music video for Trashed.

Information

  • Real Name: Ian Gillan
  • Birthdate: August 19, 1945
  • Birthplace: Middlesex, England
  • Band Position: Lead Vocals
  • Started in Band: December 1982
  • Left Band: Spring 1984
  • Album Appearances: Born Again, The Sabbath Stones
  • Other Bands: Episode VI, Gillan, Deep Purple

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NOTE: Ian is not related to Ray Gillen, another lead vocalist for Black Sabbath

Comments

  1. Danny Mullins says:

    Ian I feel is one of the greatest lead vocalists of all time, not to mentioon a major talent.

  2. Stephen Palmieri says:

    ^I definatly gotta agree. It’s a shame that this lineup didn’t stay together for at least another album or 2; I really liked Born Again I think its one of the best albums Sabbath’s ever released

  3. Frank möller says:

    Thanks.. Ian .Tony.Gezzer and Bill fore the great music you did back than in 83 i was on the show in lund
    sweden……
    still got the t-shirt from the show..
    keep it warm Frank

  4. One of my favorite album of the Sab , sure !! Ian ‘ s got THE Evil Voice !
    Who Cares is absoluty perfect !! I pray secretly for a whole one in a future

    Always disturbing the Priests

  5. i really like born again album.. gillan’s voice is very powerful… my favorite track here is disturbing the priest and zero the hero… when i start playing this song… i feel im in the other side of the earth :)

    thanks..

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    i really like born again album.. gillan’s voice is very powerful… my favorite track here are disturbing the priest and zero the hero… when i start playing this song… i feel im in the other side of the earth :)

    thanks..

  7. im sorry..
    my favorite tracks here are disturbing the priest and zero the hero… thanks again..

  8. I’d love/wish to see Ian staying with the band. I bet they would make some killer records. What do you guys about that? Would it be cool?

  9. Way ahead of the time. Raw production hints at a bleak future and at the time of release very relevant. Heavy as shit and no punches pulled. Individual performances not glossed save that of Iommi. Ward and Butler still as solid as ever. Gillan is the highlite of this production IMO. Pure adrenaline. After 30 years still holds up….again the raw production helped. Metal enthusiasts will love this.

  10. Wes Olesen says:

    Ian Gillan was the best Sabbath vocalist, even the Ozzy era tracks sounded better with Ian. Despite some production flaws, Born Again was the BEST Sabbath album along with Heaven And Hell. When the hell are we gonna get the Worcester show and the Reading Festival show on CD in their entirety? Also, when are we gonna get a DVD of the Montreal show legally released? Why do Gillan and Iommi hide from this amazing material and performances?

  11. Jimmy The Dick says:

    Not too sure how Ian left the band in February of 84 yet managed to play dates with them through March. Pretty incredible.

    • That’s very old text. I haven’t updated the base text on the individual band member pages in quite some time. I adjusted it to say “Spring”. Which then means he didn’t work on Perfect Strangers very long that year. :)

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