Members of Black Sabbath spoke Rolling Stone, where they talked about Black Sabbath’s album ”Vol. 4” and how they used to make the album back then.
Bassist Geezer Butler said:
“Whether you can believe him or not, the record cost, I think, $65,000, and the c*caine bill was $75,000.”
Guitarist Tony Iommi added:
“At that time, it [the c*caine] was good stuff, and we used to have it flown in on a private plane. That’s why we used to have all the musicians turning up at our house at the time, pretending they’re coming to visit us. We were all bloody smugglers if you think about it.”
Singer Ozzy Osbourne also added:
“We had a lot of late nights. We’d stay up all night.”
Drummer Bill Ward commented:
“There are some things around then that I can’t talk about, so I can’t go down that road. I got grandchildren now, right? So I’ll stay out of all that.”
Ozzy added more:
“You’ve got to remember, coming from the backstreets in Birmingham, now we’ve got a house in Bel-Air with a hit record, people know our music, and we were the kings of the planet. So we experienced everything we could.”
“We wrote ‘Snowblind’ because it was the most amazing discovery of our lives. We thought that’s what success was, but it turned out to be our worst enemy. We were headfirst into that sh*t, and it was terrible.
“Now I think to myself, ‘What the f*ck was I thinking to think that was a good night out?’ The night never ended. You’d still be going to the next morning.”