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1. "Day one, the van broke down. It was so cold the accelerator cable froze, so when Tony [Iommi] put his foot down it snapped in half. Which meant we were stranded in the middle of f**king nowhere, halfway to Copenhagen. There was a blizzard outside, but Tony said it was my job – as the band's ‘public representative' – to go and find some help. So out I walked into this field, snow blowing into my face, two icicles of snot hanging out of my nose, until finally I saw the lights of a farmhouse up ahead. Then I fell into a trench. After finally pulling myself out of the f**king thing, I waded through the snow until I reached the front door, then knocked loudly.‘Halløj?' said the big, red-faced Eskimo bloke who opened the door.‘Oh, thank f**k,' I said.[...]‘Halløj?'I didn't know any Danish, so I pointed towards the road, and said, ‘Van. El kaputski. Ya?'"
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
2. "There was a cinema called The Orient outside the community centre where we rehearsed in Six Ways, and whenever it showed a horror film the queue would go all the way down the street and around the corner. ‘Isn't it strange how people will pay money to frighten themselves?' I remember Tony [Iommi] saying one day. ‘Maybe we should stop doing blues and write scary music instead.'"
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
3. "Apart from Tony Iommi – who I'd never seen again since leaving school – I didn't even know anyone who could play a musical instrument. So, instead, I decided to grow my hair long and get some tattoos. At least I'd look the part.The hair was easy. The tattoos stung like a f**king bastard."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
4. "Officially, we didn't have a band leader.Unofficially, we all knew it was Tony [Iommi]."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
5. "We set up our gear for the tune-up and Tony [Iommi] launched into the opening riff of ‘Black Sabbath' – doh, doh, doooohnnnn – but before I'd got through the first line of lyrics the manager had run on to the stage, red in the face, and was shouting, ‘STOP, STOP, STOP! Are you f**king serious? This isn't Top-Forty pop covers! Who are you people?'‘Earth,' said Tony, shrugging. ‘You booked us, remember?'‘I didn't book this. I thought you were going to play "Mellow Yellow" and "California Dream-in'".'‘Who – us?' laughed Tony.‘That's what your manager told me!'‘Jim Simpson told you that?'‘Who the hell's Jim Simpson?'‘Ah,' said Tony, finally working out what had happened. He turned to us and said, ‘Lads, I think we might not be the only band called Earth.'He was right: there was another Earth on the C-list gig circuit. But they didn't play satanic music. They played pop and Motown covers."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
6. "'Welcome to New York,' said the sign. [...] We got our luggage from the carousel and went to queue in the taxi rank outside the arrivals hall. [...] As we waited, this massive yellow car drove by. It must have had nineteen or twenty doors on it.‘I knew the cars here were big,' I slurred, ‘but not that big!'‘It's a limousine, you idiot,' said Tony [Iommi]."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
7. "One kid at school who never beat me up was Tony Iommi. He was in the year above me, and everyone knew him 'cos he could play the guitar."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
8. "‘And what about a [band] name?' said Tony [Iommi]. The three of us looked at each other.‘We should all take a couple of days to think about it,' I said. ‘I dunno about you two, but I've got a special place where I go to get ideas for important stuff like this. It's never failed me yet.'Forty-eight hours later I blurted out: ‘I've got it!'‘Must have been that dodgy bird you poked the other night,' said Geezer. ‘Has your whelk turned green yet?' Tony and Bill snickered into their plates of egg and chips. We were sitting in a greasy spoon caff in Aston. So far, everyone was getting along famously.‘Very funny, Geezer,' I said, waving an eggy fork at him. ‘I mean the name for our band.'The snickering died down.‘Go on then,' said Tony [Iommi].‘Well, I was on the shitter last night, and...'‘That's your special place?' spluttered Bill, blobs of mushed-up egg and HP sauce flying out of his mouth.‘Where the f**k did you think it was, Bill?' I said. ‘The hanging gardens of f**king Babylon?"
Author: Ozzy Osbourne

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