Black Sabbath fans are very crazy. Some of them are hardcore Ozzy Osbourne fans whereas some are Ronnie James Dio fans. Both the legends brought their A-game to the band leading to some of the classic metal albums of all times. With Ozzy, Black Sabbath released cult metal albums titled Paranoid, Master Of Reality, Self-titled album and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. Ozzy was dismissed from the band in 1979 which further lead to the introduction of Rainbow singer Ronnie James Dio. With Dio, the band released two classics titled Heaven & Hell and Mob Rules. Black Sabbath played their last gig in February 2017 and paid tribute to their massive career by playing almost all the classic songs from Ozzy as well as Dio era.
The band leader Tony Iommi has always been questioned about the way he approached music when Dio and Ozzy were part of the band.
Black Sabbath axeman Tony Iommi has revealed the biggest difference between his bandmates, Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio.
Tony addressed it In a recent question and answer session on social media.
A fan named Lair Hull asked:
“Tony, when the band broke off with Ozzy and merged with Ronnie James Dio, did you intentionally set out to create a such a new and different sound from that of previous Sabs?
Heaven and Hell album is such a powerhouse yet a brilliant departure from the traditional Sab sound. On its own merit, it’s as good as any Ozzy Sabbath. “
Tony responded and explained the difference:
“Ronnie didn’t sing the riff so writing was very different, he has his own style and we met in the middle.”