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Favorite Guitar Player(s)

I'll make this one easy for you guys..... We have a variety of music. I'll put down the type of music and then you guys can choose your favorite guitar player from the catagory that fits the tune....:-)

1. Blues.......... Tony Iommi
2. Hard Rock 70's....... Jimmy Page
3. Hard Rock 80's....... Randy Rhodes.........
4. Heavy Metal........ Kirk Hammett
5. Death Metal....... Dime Bag
6. Country....... I have NO IDEA LOL...........
7. Jazz..... Also no IDEA............

You guys can elaborate on this if you want to...... There are so many like Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young, Joe Holmes, Zack Wild.... Egaaaaaaaaaaaaads...... I think that these are very hard questions cause so many of them are so damn good.........

Love you all.

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Yeah I agree with you about death metal. IMO that is NOT music it is just plane noise.....

OZZY john why do you have to always debate everything I say? The past is what made today what it is. I am not trying to put you down OK? I am just saying that history has a special place in life and it needs to remain that way. Without history, we wouldn't have the s*** that is going on now. We would still be back there...........

Love you guys.......................

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Goodbye to Romance

1. Blues..........BB King or Buddy Guy or Eric Clapton
2. Hard Rock 70's....... Jimmy Page
3. Hard Rock 80's.......Steve Stevens
4. Heavy Metal........Tommy Bolin
5. Death Metal....... Dime Bag
6. Country.......Doc Watson
7. Jazz.....Pat Metheny
8. 60's Psychadelic....Jerry Garcia
9. Southern.....Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks
10. Most Honorable Mention.....Jeff Beck, Steve Howe, David Gilmore, Jimi H, Frank Zappa, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, I could go on and on.

Oh Andy your my man next to Goat...... Yeah you know music...... Right on man those were the f***ing days......................... I cannot WAIT to see Zeppelin....... World Tour here we f***ing come..................................EVERYONE ELSE GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you all

im going to turn into OjZoZhYN, its ZAKK f***in WYLDE! damn!

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keep it real, hard, and heavy as hell
Bleed Black Label Society

Now OjZoZhYn that was beautifully poetic! :) And I agree 100% with ya on that one my brother!

Can I have a Hallelujah!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

Because debate is what makes forums interesting. I find it fun to express my own opinions and others' and discuss them from my point of view.

History is important otherwise we don't learn anything but you need to look upon the past with today's eyes. Did you know people voted for Hitler...or even Bush for another example. Back then Hitler was praised and only later (when it commited genocide among other things) was he called evil, does that not mean that he wasn't evil beofre? Bush also was thought he would do good things (atleast from republicans) and its only later that he is called dumb but was it not so before the fact?

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

80soholic no elvis?!? no robert johnson no john lee hooker no bb king no rock. elvis ripped off black music and the blues. anyway....
Zakk Wylde
Nick Catanese
James Hetfield/Kirk Hammett
Toni Iommi
Gary Rossington/Allen Collins/Ed King/Steve Gains
Darrell Dimebag Abbott

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keep it real, hard, and heavy as hell
Bleed Black Label Society

ANGUS YOUNG, CARY KING, ZAK WILD, DIME BAG (GOD REST HIS HARDCORE METAL INFUSED SOUL OXOXOX),.......AND THE REST IS NONE OF YOUR BUISSINESS. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA......... JUST KIDDIN, LOL! YOU HAV GOOD TASTE MAN...
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I don't know how anyone could classify Tony as a Blues guitarist, or Dime as Death Metal. Here is my liist of sorts:

Classic Metal - Tony Iommi
Hard Rock/Blues - Jimmy page
Classical Rock - Randy Rhoads
Melodic Metal - Glenn Tipton
Heavy Metal - Dimebag Darrel
Death Metal - Kerry King
Southern/Texas Rock/Blues - Billy Gibbons
Jazz - Pat Matheny (This guy is extrodinary. Hell he plays this crazy mother f***ing guitar http://www.musicgadgets.net/images/guitar3.jpg)

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

OK OK OK..... You both have me on this one :-(....... I guess you can look at it this way too.... For those of us that grew up with Black Sabbath, we are going to die sooner. For those that are younger, you guys will have more of a life to live on this beautiful planet that we call EARTH........ :-)

Love you guys (well most of you guys)..........

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Goodbye to Romance

Yes Hitler was a hero to his country man, and after he wrote his book mein kampf where he stated what he wanted to do with Germany, uniting it, they not only voted him in, they loved him. It wasn't until the common people of Germany, as well the rest of the world, started to realize that he was not just extraditing German Jews from Germany, but instead he was committing “endlosung” better known as the final solution, that the s*** hit the fan so to speak.

As for the debate over the term Heavy Metal, I heard that a music critic used the term to describe a particular band, not sure what band it was exactly, but the review went as follows “it sounds as if heavy metal is being dropped from the skies, or something along those lines. The critic said it got a great response so he kept using it, and the word stuck to describe ultra hard rock music. Of course the band Steppenwolf made the phrase famous using it in their hit “Born to be Wild”, so no one really knows to whom to credit as the lone inventor of that particular term, it’s a lot like what came first, the chicken or the egg?? Lol

. As for what heavy rock was called when I was a kid, and since I was born in 67, most of my early memories of course are of the 70’s. When I was young the term acid rock was commonly used to describe bands such as Alice Cooper, Kiss, as well as Sabbath. I never cared for the term, and was happy to see it lose popularity and replaced by better terminology, one being heavy metal. But I am kind of strange when it comes to labels, and when buying, or listening to music it plays almost nothing in my choosing an artist or band. With me it either grabs me by the boo boo, or it don’t. Labels can pretty much kiss my ass, and yes unfortunately I have to sometimes use them in order to have a music conversation with somebody, but its only because the industry, the general populace insists on using those terms. I am an easy critic to read & understand, with me its just a simple thumb up, or a thumb down, or it rocks bro, do yourself a favor and go buy it! After all the music is what should be doing the talking!

Later

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

OK OUTLAW..... You like James and Kirk aye? I'll put a pic up of one or the other with me for ya for awhile....... ;-)

Rose........... By the way..... Moterhead is pretty good LOL.............

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Goodbye to Romance ----- Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on. ;-)

There's like 5 favorite guitar players for me: Tony Iommi, Randy Rhodes, Jimmy Page, Angus Young, and Eddie Van Halen. But there's an endless list, I could go on forever and ever and ever...

OMG Tony does a lot of blues...... I know that Black Sabbath is considered hard rock but with Iommi there is a lot of blues in his guitar playing as there is in Jimmy Page. Page is more of a hard rock guitar player IMO than Toni though. Goat?????? What is your take?

Love you all............

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Goodbye To Romance

i feel the love, really, i do.... :-)))

Yeah well when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon I guess that doesn't matter either does it. If that had not happened you wouldn't have your satellite s***. "One small step for man, one GIANT leap for mankind".....You think he just said those words on a whim? NOT!!!!!! That was so carefully thought out for a long time before it was put together. After that mission the world changed very quickly......... OH but we need to not worry about that. I guess we can just pretend when our cell phone rings, it is a dream aye? Or when we have wireless stuff, it is only cause we cannot see the wires.....

Ozzy loves the cordless michs......... As does all of the other musisions that don't have to drag those wires around anymore...... BUT we need to think about now so f*** the moon.... LOL

Love you guys.........................

Barbaros Ghost... Well we agree on someting FINALLY!!! LOL..... We both like the same guitarist James Patrick Page :-) Good Choice!!!!!!!

Rose..................

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Goodbye to Romance ----- Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on. ;-)

Malmsteen
Rhoads
Hendrix
EVH
Page

will everyone shut up about slayer and pantera being death metal
THEY'RE NOT!!!!!
does slayer really sound like suffocation or amon amarth
well does pantera

OK Rose, now you're in trouble. As punishment you must get a real piece of paper and write in down CORRECTLY 10 times!!!!! T-O-N-Y I-O-M-M-I...tsk tsk tsk...

But back on topic there is may more of a Blues feel to Zeppelin expecially with Jones. Tony uses a lot of Blues scales for his solos (especially in the 70-76 era) mostly due to his old roots of the Polka Tulksm but when his fingers were sliced he couldn't play that way anymore and it just a bit. If anything he is more jazzy especially with Bill in there too.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

Man that almost put me into the mood for some Burt Bacharach, we all now how Burt can do them love songs! :)

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

Ok, I either smoked some really, really bad s*** last night, or I have been away a while on a really long trip, maybe to the moon in fact? Because I am not sure how, or why Neil was brought into this thread? I mean I like ole Neil, & I love space, in fact the space program may be mans only hope for survival, but when did anyone argue Neils part in history, or who uses wireless mics an such, & satellites??? I love technology, I believe it may be our only means of escaping our past mistakes & blunders, but how did we go from the discussion of the label heavy metal, to space & satellites an s***??? lol

Please explain this further, I am confused as to what you are trying to say here????

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

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misfit66
theres alotta good talent out there...
1. robert johnson-blues
2. tony iommi-riff master
3.satriani
4. dimbag darrell
5.john christ
6.randy rhoads
7.zakk wylde
8. angus young
9.john petrucci
10.steve vai
theres my top 10 of the rock world, not in that order.
honerable mention
1. brian may
2. gary moore
3.jimmy page

T-O-N-Y-I-O-M-M-I *10 LOL..........Yeah I know that Page is awesom on the blues as well but you must admit that this has to be a toss up........ Jimmy Page...... Dazed and Confused........ To be honest, I think that both of them are pretty much in the same catagory........ I know that Page rocked in Blues as did Tony...... This really is a hard one HELP!!!!!!!

Love you all.....................................

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Goodbye To Romance

LMFAO!!!!! Rock on Burk......

Love you guys................
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Goodbye to Romance

OZZY jphn IMO doesn't feel that history is important..... I may have smoked a little too much myself... LOL................ Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I quit that s*** a long long time ago........ Read the whole thread Goat.............. :-) I was just using him as an important example....... You introduced me to my mind..........

Love to all Rose.............

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Goodbye to Romance

Me....hahahahaha
yikes!!!

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JC Berdoo
www.angelfire.com/oz/berdoo
www.youtube.com/JCBERDOO
San Bernardino California

I agree with OjZoZhYn, I don't consider Tony a blues man, even though I do hear it in some of his work, but I would consider Iommi a Rock Guitarist, hands down one of the all time greatest! And as for Dime, no on the death metal thing, maybe power metal, but not death. Death is guys like Eric Hoffman of Deicide, or a Mark Morton of Lamb of God, thats death metal guitar work....

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

heavy meatal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ZAKK WYLDE ROCK ON !,,!

Ah-ha i've caught you rose, you're saying history matters in the case of the name Heavy Metal but not in the case of bands? The history of Black Sabbath includes that Ozzy was fired and Ronnie replaced his role as the lead singer. Black Sabbath today are considered a Heavy Metal band, and it is because of Tony and their past songs that led them to be called such. Black Sabbath = heavy metal now and in the past (although in the past it wasn't reffered to as such) and Black Sabbath's history is fast, containing many members.

Nobody played like Tony did before him (to an extent) this led others to try and emmulate his style and that style aswell as the music accompaning it became heavy metal. Isn't Paranoid a heavy metal song? Right now there is only one Black Sabbath (I would say H&H are Black Sabbath, you don't have to agree with me but at 9/05/07 Black Sabbath in Ronnie Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Vinnie Appice, and Scott Waren). When/if Tony gets together with Ozzy for Ozzfest 08 or whatever there will be one Black Sabbath (Ozzy, Tony, Geezer, Bill, and Adam) but throughout HISTORY there have been many many different forms of Black Sabbath.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

misfit66:
You are putting Jimmy Page at the bottom? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... What about Kirk Hammett??? Don't see him there. You don't like Kirk? :-)
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Goodbye to Romance ----- Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on. ;-)

You know Goat I was leary on the death metal one. I wasn't quite sure where the hell to put him. Now that you mention this though, have you heard the guitar player for Cradle of Filth? I don't think that Danny plays guitar does he?

As for Tony and Jimmy........ That one for me is a toss up really.... I hear a lot of blues in both and rock so I can't really truly figure that one out............

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page....... Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what band is that??????

I know that you and OjZhZoYn both know that answer..... Anyone else?????

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Goodbye To Romance

1. Blues.......... Tony Iommi
2. Hard Rock 70's....... I listen to 70's METAL haha, so I'm gonna say Jimmy Page.
3. Hard Rock 80's....... I listen, once again, to 80's METAL, so I'm gonna say Randy Rhodes
4. Heavy Metal........ Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell
5. Death Metal....... The Guitarist for CANNIBAL CORPSE
6. Country....... Johnny Cash
7. Jazz..... none. Jazz is alright, but I dont listen to it that much.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh...... Your gonna have to give me some time to get a good comeback on that one..........LOL.................

Love to all Rose...................

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Goodbye to Romance

My Favorite Guitar Players are-Jake E Lee,Zakk Wylde,And of course Randy Roads-Reasons,The three had a sound like no other,All diferent,But most of all they have sweeeet riffs with power chords and arpegio scales,viberatos that cant be matched nor copied,So please people show some respect for the real guitar heros and stop comparing players like page,young,slash,dimbag rip he was a good player but lets face it he isnt no Zakk Wylde Or A Jake E Lee And a Randy Roads,I am suprised no one said Jake E Lee,My god He Kicked Ass With Ozzy-Well thats my thought and opinion Oz fan forever ozzyflaw

The YardBirds hon, lol! shame on you! Hahahahahaaaa

Speaking of Eric, do you like Cream???

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

There was no heavy metal in the 70's...... At least that is the words of Toni Iommi...... They all called themselves hard rock or acid rock............ Heavy Metal started with Metallica........ :-)

Now I am by no means saying that Jimmy cannot play and hasn't played heavy metal.... He can play anything on this planet and others out there in this vast universe... ;-)

Love you guys........................

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Goodbye to Romance

Oh well I love History, always have, & I believe it should play a much more important role within our schools. Young people today are clueless about most historical facts, they are so ignorant of our history that I once seen a gentleman asked what river did George Washington cross & that was immortalized by a famous painting, the guy didn’t have a clue. It’s amazing how unplugged people are from reality, & I can’t understand someone not knowing common history such as George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware/ Potomac.

I was always a slacker in school, but even I still managed to walk away with a better education than most young kids today, sad but true. To say that the educational system is in duress in this country is an understatement, God willing the next president will actually get something going on improving our schools, but I am not going to hold my breath on that actually happening anytime soon, especially with the war foreshadowing almost every other imperative issue of our time.

As for Iommi & Sabbath being called heavy metal music, that’s cool with me, & I agree they are the sole reason for that title being used/adhering. I also agree 100% that Iommi in comparison to other guitarist of his time & era was the main pioneer of the now common heavy distortion found in most of today’s rock music. Prior to Iommi there were guys like Jimi Hendrix that used distortion, but didn’t write or play in that medium exclusively, where Sabbath almost entirely did. Also Ray Davies of the kinks said he would cut slits in the speakers of his amp to give them a more fuzzy distorted sound. And the Beatles with helter skelter, & revolution made a big impact with its heavy distortion sound. So there were guys that did it before Iommi, just they didn’t hang with that sound with every single song they wrote. Yes Sabbath did show an acoustical side of themselves, but the Sabbath library is almost all written with heavy ass distortion, and that’s why they are considered the Godfathers of modern metal, a title well deserved to say the least. As a kid I would play a opening of one of Sabbaths acoustic intros for my Mom, an she would be like, “oh that’s so pretty I like that”, then of course the heavy blow would come crashing down & I would be like, “well Mom I like that”!

Call Sabbath whatever you want, because it really doesn’t matter, the important thing is we all know it f***in rocks, so end of debate as far as I am concerned….

Later!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

@ozzyflaw hey NO ONE on this board loves Zakk more than me i would and will walk through hell to defend the almighty BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and ZAKK WYLDE, but man you are way off denyin dime and slash and page and the young bros. you are however right they are no Zakk and Zakk is not them. thats about all you got right.

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keep it real, hard, and heavy as hell
Bleed Black Label Society

Hell yeah I love Cream.... Now that is MUSIC!!!!!!!!!! I knew that you knew the answer to that question. I was just wondering how many kids on this board had no clue LOL........................

Love you guys........

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Goodbye To Romance

Rose...shame, shame...write it 10 times ;)...Heavey metal was introduced to the world on February 13 (a friday hehe) 1970 with the release of an album title Black Sabbath. Just from listeneing to the first and title track of the album it is the birth of the genere. Whether or not they called it metal or not, the term was first used (as describing a genere in 1972 in a magazine article about Alice Cooper) The phrase was introduced in the song Born To Be Wild (Ozzy does a somewhat disappointing cover that you know of no doubt). Metal certainly DID exist in the 70s as it was born on 2/13/70.

And I've yet to see anyone describe Sabbatha s acid rock. I've actually heard Tony use the term Heavy Rock. But you listen to the song Black Sabbath and tell me that isn't metal and I'll tell you to listen to it again until you submit ;)

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

But history is relative. Have you seen the HBO special "Assume The Position" is a political commentary about how history has been manipulated over the years. It is very funny aswell as insightful. I believe its on DVD. There are two of them, i think the first is a bit more of the political side and the 2nd is a little fuinnier.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

No specific order.. but these are my favs...

1. Randy Rhoads
2. Zakk Wylde
3. Dimebag Darrell
4. Eddie Van Halen
5. Yngwie Malmsteen
6. Jake E. Lee
7. Jimmy Page
8. Slash
9. Warren DeMartini

The list could go on and on.. Kirk Hammet, K.K and Glen from Priest... i'll stop there tho!

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ALL MY LIFE I'VE BEEN OVER THE TOP
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING ALL I KNOW IS
I DON'T WANNA STOP

Well I hear ya on today’s youth, but we have a lot of young guys that know what came before, guys like OjZoZhYn are in the house & doing a fine job of representin!
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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

OK Quote from Tony Iommi....... "Heavy Metal, I don't know where that came from. We never thought of ourselves as heavy metal. We have always though of us as a hard rock band". :-) Oh and acid rock? That was a big one in the 70's..... Alice Cooper and lots of others were considered acid rock....... That was a big time 70's term...... ;-)

Love Rose................

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Goodbye to Romance

Relative to say the very least I think!

No bro, I have not caught that show, I will look it up & see if netflixs has it. Thanks for the tip!

Peace!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

Dimebag Darrell
zakk wyld
Eddie Van Halen
Randy Rhoads
jimi hendrix
slash

Yeah there is a good and a bad in that one... WE were there.... THEY read about it..... LOLOLOL!!!!!

Love you guys.......

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Goodbye To Romance

You're both wrong, the first menion in music of the terminology "heavy metal was in the song "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf covered by none other than our heavy metal thunderous king, OZZY OSBOURNE.....

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I've got nothing to hide
I'm not guilty inside
I won't give up
After all I'm still crazy......

ladies and gentlemen, he AIN'T GOIN AWAY!!!!!

I love Angus Young!

angus young rocks yeah so does AC/DC yeayh