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Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal (Rebels of Rock)

Black Sabbath: Pioneers of Heavy Metal (Rebels of Rock)
By Brian Aberback

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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1657198 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-09
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 112 pages

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From Booklist
The opening chords to such classics as Paranoid and Iron Man should awake the inner beast of all budding headbangers—and if not, hand them this book in the Rebels of Rock series. Refreshingly levelheaded and loaded with sourced quotes, it’s that rare middle-grade biography (or rockography, as the title page insists) that is able to trace a band’s history, revel in its rock awesomeness, and be blunt about such things as drug abuse, all the while keeping things at an age-appropriate keel. Aberback starts with the teen years, including Ozzy Osborne’s time as a petty thief and Tony Iommi’s factory accident that resulted in two lost fingertips—and created a new guitar sound that would define Black Sabbath. Packed with pics, it’s all here: the demonizing of Sabbath as devil worshipers; the drug experimentation; Ozzy’s firing and substitution by Ronnie James Dio; Ozzy’s biting the head off a bat; his later reality show. And if Sabbath’s too heavy, try other series titles, like Aerosmith or Def Leppard (both 2010). Grades 5-8. --Daniel Kraus

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