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Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, more.


There is no way they are this 1ow Who started meta1? Who allowed the existence of band 1ike Ozzy Osbourne and dio? And which guitarist made 1ike 200 different riffs while keeping it fresh? This is the most influential band p1ease people think about what you're doing

Black sabbath should definitely be at the top. Had it not been for black sabbath there would be no avenged sevenfold or Green Day or the red hot chili peppers or nirvana. Black sabbath influenced both metal and punk bands like black flag, the Melvin's, pantera etc. that went on to influence rhcp, avenged sevenfold, Green Day, and nirvana. The misfits should definitely before Green Day. And pantera should definitely be above avenged sevenfold along with megadeth, anthrax and iron maiden. Don't get me wrong avenged sevenfold kicks ass but it should be at least below these bands next to system of a down. Green Day is a disgrace to punk rock I can list off more than 30 punk bands right now that deserve to be on this more than Green Day.

17? Are you kidding me? Black Sabbath is my absolute favorite band, no doubt. Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, and last but most certainly not least, Ozzy Osbourne. I don't know if it's just because I've been listening to their music literally my whole life, but I love them. Even though I had my doubts about the "13" album, I liked that too. Ozzy's solo career couldn't have gone better either. How could you possibly rank 30 Seconds To Mars and Green Day higher than Black Sabbath? I get that they attract the younger crowd, but Black Sabbath is legendary. Black Sabbath is the real deal.

Always when I wanna laugh I look at this list. its hilarious. They talk about rock&roll and name bands like "Tokio Hotel" or "30 Seconds To Mars"? It's just that sometimes I don't know if I should laugh or cry...

All Hail you real Rock Fans who know what's Music and voted for some true Bands! m/ Black Sabbath was, is, and still remains the best Rock/Metal group ever.

Who are the voters for this list? Black Sabbath are one of the pioneers of heavy metal. The band helped define the genre. Half of the bands on this list wouldn't exit if it wasn't for Black Sabbath. Guitar Worlds 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists Of All Time: #1. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)... 'enough said. Granted the list is for "Rock Bands" in general but anything less than 10 is insane!

Easily the #1 band of all time. They put all the bands on this list ahead of them and behind them to shame. Every single one of the original guys are the best at what they do. They were way too ahead of their time to be all that commercially huge, but as time has shown their appreciation is just now starting to be realized. Greatest guitarist ( Tony Iommi ) Greatest singer (OZZY) Greatest base player (Geezer Butler) and Greatest drummer ( Bill ward ). Case Closed...

Black Sabbath invented metal in all its glory. This band deserves to be number or even around number one. I have no clue why Linkin Park is on this list when they aren't even rock. No one knows what rock and roll is anymore and that's why most brain dead kids today listen to fall out boy and their favorite mainstream music. Black Sabbath is one of the heaviest bands ever and invented a whole new genre of music. They have an incredible guitarist Toni Iommi and an amazing bassist Geezer Butler and also have the prince of darkness himself Ozzy Ousbourne.

Black Sabbath is the mother of all metal. Their sound is out of this world. They have been icon for many other big band like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Nirvana and the pioneer of heavy metal, hard-rock and punk rock I should say. They invent the hard melodic rock when many other band plays soft sounding in their era. They are the living legend. Should be at top 10...

Oh come on people! THE Black Sabbath is 16 and Green Day 12? Black Sabbath are the inventors of metal, They were the first band to walk on buildings when they came to town! If you think a band like Green Day, or Linkin Park are better than Black Sabbath, I'm not saying you should kill yourself, but kill yourself.

What the hell is wrong with people today. Black Sabbath was one of the greatest bands ever having being led by Ozzy and with songs suck as paranoid and iron man. Oh my god people today have no taste in music...

I'm sorry, but how is Linkin Park, by any means, better than Black Sabbath and the PRINCE OF DARKNESS?...I have all their albums on vinyl...even including Heaven and Hell with Dio...too bad I wasn't alive then to see them back in their prime, but it's going to be an honor to see them in Phoenix in 2016!...

At least it is number twelve. But this one has to be at the top. Does this band even need an introduction? The best rock/metal band of all time, and one with a really unique voiced lead singer. It really makes my day to hear Iron Man, or Paranoid, played somewhere out of my control. They are not uncomfortably heavy, but they have enough of it to sound awe inspiring. Overall, THIS BAND IS THE BEST IN HSTORY!

Black Sabbath literally created the metal sound we know today! We all know the story of how Tony created this noise, and we all love it.

This should also be a lot higher in this list as Black Sabbath pretty much created the basic riffs which inspired many rock music today.

Given that Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin pretty much invented rock and metal and influenced EVERY OTHER ARTIST on this list (Except maybe the Beatles), how can they be anywhere but 1 and 2? Sabbath deserves a much higher place on this list than 17th..

Anyone who knows metal music knows Black Sabbath as the FATHERS OF METAL MUSIC! They inspired the great bands of the late 70s and early 80s... So why in the world are they so low? And what the heck is Linkin Park doing at the top ten?!

What...17th rank. These guys are the Gods of heavy metal music. Not number 1 but at least it deserved a position in top 5. This band is 100 times better than Metallica and 100000 times better than 30 seconds to mars. I mean seriously? What the hell is wrong with people?

There are few songs that I fall in love with at the first hearing of them... And this would mark that the song is special to me or one that I would consider as a masterpiece... "paranoid" did that to me...

Black Sabbath is top dog in my opinion. Although they sound satanic, that's not what they were going for at all. They were just trying a different style of rock and I think they really did a fantastic job! And they were great with both Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio as frontmen. And I am a Huge fan of Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne! Black Sabbath definitely deserves a higher spot!

They created Metal as we know it! They should easily be number 5 or 4 on this list, their gloomy sound and touch of evil is classic and they deserve to be over such crap as Linkin Park and for gods sake, Green Day! This last is blasphemy!

Are you kidding me..17th position?.. You really think bands like Metallica, linkin park and 30 seconds to mars are better then Black Sabbath. They are the fathers of heavy metal music and this band at least deserved a position in top 5.

Ah what?! Black Sabbath is #17?! What has happened to music today? Kids spend all of their time listening to screamo and death metal thinking that's heavy metal, they don't know nothing! NOTHING!

This should be the best band of all time! Not 50th place! What about all those epic songs that they made, best lyrics ever, along with the drumming and guitar, easily the most sensational music ever

I like Black Sabbath, but it's not my favorite. I think their style is a little dark for me. It's just my opinion. But I realise they are one of the representative band for heavy metal and I respect them a lot!

number 56 please tell me you are joking.
these guys are surely better than 30 seconds to mars and a-ha.
please tell me this is a joke. - metfan001

I agree with zeppelin being number 1, however sabbath should be second, and Metallica, should not even be mentioned. Acdc should be in the top 10, however that would be the days with bon scott, not the gravel sound tart brian whatever. I think someone forgot to mention rush, they are amazing. I could care less about the Beatles they suck.