Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
August 11, 2009

Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theater


  • Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
  • Tony Iommi - Guitar
  • Geezer Butler - Bass
  • Vinny Appice - Drums
  • Scott Warren - Keyboards


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Black Sabbath (aka Heaven & Hell) can still put on a great show. I had a lot of fun at the show last night. Although Sab is my favorite band, the concert was a last minute decision. I bought a really good ticket for about 1/3 the price off craigslist an hour before the show! I sat by myself, but who cares, I was into the music.

Coheed and Cambria was pretty good. I was totally unfamilar with their music, but liked what I heard. The Trooper riff was a cool diversion, it got the horns raised by alot of folks in the crowd.

H&H played a solid, albeit VERY SHORT set. The drum solo was good - very rythmic and not too long. The long Heaven and Hell jam was great, I really really liked it. (Then again, I was Deadhead too.) All the other songs were played flawlessly, the boys are still a the top of their game. But as I said, way too short, another 3 songs would have been respectable.


Posted by: Eric at August 13, 2009 12:05 AM

Awesome stuff. Geezer had a little bass "solo" in Time Machine, and the version of H&H was one of the best I've ever heard. Highlights included Children of the Sea, I, Falling off the Edge of the World, Die Young, H&H.

And let it just be said that Geezer Butler was truly the highlight. Anyone who can carry insane riffs written for guitar on bass in a live show gets my respect. I couldn't take my eyes off his supah-fast fingers.

It really isn't that short of a setlist when you add in the extended versions. And I know no one counts the Drum Solo or E5150, but both worked really well. I had a blast.

Coheed and Cambria weren't as bad as I'd thought they'd be, but it was pretty much generic thrash/emo/prog crap. Also, TURN DOWN THE MIC ON THE BASS DRUM! It clipped with every hit. Very annoying. They did play "The Trooper" though, except they left off the best verse.

Also got to go to the "meet and greet" after the show, got all four signatures plus Brian May's (he was tossing back a few with Tony.) Really nice guys, all four of 'em.

Posted by: Kyle at August 17, 2009 12:34 PM

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