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Black Sabbath Rules

Jimi Hendrix


Deep Purple


Ronnie James Dio sang with Black Sabbath from 1979-1982 and then formed his own band called Dio..

Heaven and Hell

This band was a version of Black Sabbath that recorded and toured from 2006-2010 and featured lead singer Ronnie James Dio.

Heavy Metal

Judas Priest. Iron Maiden. Motorhead. Metallica. Lita Ford. Guitarist/Singer James Hetfield has said, "SABBATH got me started on all that evil-sounding [stuff] and it's stuck with me. Tony Iommi is the king of the heavy riff." quote on


Ministry. Nine Inch Nails. Rammstein.

The Beatles

The Who

Blue Cheer

Led Zeppelin

Hard Rock

Guns N' Roses. Danzig. Blue Oyster Cult. Guitarist Slash has said, "There's just something about that whole record [Paranoid] that, when you're a kid and you're turned onto it, it's like a whole different world. It just opens up your mind to another dimension…" quote on

Alternative Rock

Coheed and Cambria. Tool. Soundgarden. The Foo Fighters. Bandleader Dave Grohl has said, "I love BLACK SABBATH. They made an amazing contribution to music today. Almost every band that made it big in the 1990s owes a debt to them." quote on