Top 30 Black Sabbath Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Black Sabbath Quotes from famous people such as David Draiman, Bill Ward, Ville Valo, Ian Gillan, Dimebag Darrell, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The first record I ever bought was Kiss's 'Destroyer.'

The first record I ever bought was Kiss’s ‘Destroyer.’ And those classic bands like Black Sabbath were my first loves.
David Draiman
It’s hard to be a hungry young man when you’re not hungry anymore. We were very hungry young men when we wrote ‘Black Sabbath’ and when we wrote ‘War Pigs.’
Bill Ward
We’re trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
Ville Valo
Black Sabbath questioned a lot of things.
Bill Ward
The only advice I can give is to absorb as much as you can from as wide a spectrum as you can. If you’re in a rock band and only soak up Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple kind of beginnings, then you’re not going to have much leeway.
Ian Gillan
Who doesn’t like to play Black Sabbath tunes!
Dimebag Darrell
Most bands play one style of song. If you listen to Metallica it all sounds exactly like Metallica, and if you listen to Black Sabbath it all sounds like Black Sabbath. I like AC/DC a lot but you can pick those sounds out on the radio in a heartbeat because they all have certain things in common.
Eric Carmen
For me, I’ve never talked about my private life. It’s always been about Black Sabbath. It’s strange to open up and talk about me as a young lad, my relationships, marriages and what not.
Tony Iommi
I was really into Black Sabbath, but heavy guitars can really be very limiting, it’s a great frequency and it’s great fun to listen to but on the other hand, musically you can do a lot more without it.
Kip Winger
Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath.
Jello Biafra
I started to get turned on to a bunch of different bands when I was in middle school/high school. I was turned onto The Who and Black Sabbath and Yes, and stuff like that. But Rush I obsessed over. I wanted to have every album. I wanted to know storylines, read all the lyrics, learn the songs and everything.
John Petrucci
The guitar is such an incredible instrument; it plays classical, flamenco, jazz, country, bluegrass, rock, acid, blues. You’ll never see a clarinet playing Black Sabbath. But you will see a guitar in a clarinet band playing rhythm. It is the most popular instrument in the world; it is the one everybody loves.
Randy Bachman
Flying Colors is more alternative pop with a prog edge. Think the Beatles meets U2 meets Muse and Foo Fighters. It is the opposite of Adrenaline Mob, which has more classic metal influences like Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Pantera, or Disturbed. They are completely different ends of spectrum.
Mike Portnoy
When I started, the music I would be drawn to would be heavy metal and new wave like Black Sabbath – things that seemed more shocking – and then, of course, eventually I would find bands and writers who were laying things out very clearly and whose words felt very sharp to the touch and sharp to your feelings.
Ryan Adams
If there’s some longevity with Black Sabbath, then I’d like to be a part of it.
Bill Ward
Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
Geezer Butler
Without the jazz influence, the Black Sabbath drumming would be very different.
Bill Ward
I’ve often said that with Black Sabbath you ought to have put a lasso around the sound and pulled it in. That’s the best way to record Black Sabbath.
Bill Ward
No one really gets rich doing this. A couple people do, Black Sabbath does. We don’t sell any records anymore.
Thurston Moore
I’m so loyal to Black Sabbath, and I would never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, go into a situation with them under false pretenses.
Bill Ward
I got to see Black Sabbath, Pantera and Deftones together, I remember that blew my mind completely.
Maria Brink
Black Sabbath has always been noncompliant.
Bill Ward
Oh, I’m going to raise him on Black Sabbath and Metallica and football and MMA and all things that should matter for a young boy, and discipline and strength and honor and courage and everything that I would hope to instill within my son.
David Draiman
When we did ‘Air Dance,’ I thought we were actually quite courageous doing that because it’s not necessarily quote-unquote a Black Sabbath song. But I don’t give a damn about that because it is part of Black Sabbath; it is a Black Sabbath song.
Bill Ward
My favourite genre is probably Seventies rock: Deep Purple, Black Sabbath. I love that stuff because it’s what everyone was into when I was a teenager.
Martin Kemp
You can’t play a backbeat in Black Sabbath. You can if you want to; it’s going to ruin the song.
Bill Ward
We never considered ourselves to be a good band or anything, we just thought we were playing for fun and we wanted to play music that sounded like Black Sabbath or Soundgarden or the music we were into at that time.
Daniel Johns
I get to play what I’m feeling on my solo records, and I get to bang the hell out of a drum kit in Black Sabbath.
Bill Ward
I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel. The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues. Deep Purple also started out as a blues band.
Greg Ginn
So when I got to be about 13 or 14, I started listening – even though my parents music was way cool – to contemporary hard rock at that time, which was Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and all that, and that’s just where I came from.