Blog Post: Still Anti-War/Establishment: Black Sabbath, Hollywood Bowl, 4/26/2014

I originally didn’t support the current Black Sabbath reunion. I felt ripped off that the mighty Rick Rubin would be producing a new “classic line-up” Sabbath album without a fourth of the magic that was the band — drummer Bill Ward. It was the cohesion with Ward’s drumming that made bassist Geezer Butler sound so great on those early albums. They went hand in hand. It was a (black) magic you can’t put a price on, and I’m still saddened that it didn’t happen.

When I heard Sabbath was playing the Hollywood Bowl, and that tickets were just $40 (plus service charges of course), I decided I needed to see Ozzy just once in my life, so I broke down and got tickets...

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