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Black Sabbath make Return to the US

Black Sabbath make Return to the U.S -

America's Lollapalooza festival played host to the return of Black Sabbath on US soil this past Friday (Aug.3), bar long-time drummer Bill Ward who is still holding out over a contract dispute.

Still, the trio of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were joined by Tommy Cluefetos, who has replaced Ward for the time being, took the stage at Chicago's Grant Park for their only scheduled US performance this year.

The near 120 minute set was crammed with the sort of classic metal numbers which earned them their title as the most 'important heavy metal band of all time.'

Kicking off with the self-titled 'Black Sabbath', they ripped through hits such as 'The Wizard' in which Ozzy performed with a harp, 'Beyond the Wall of Sleep', 'Warpigs' and 'N.I.B.'

Many hailed the set as one of the festival's finest moment, with the only real criticism being aimed at stand-in drummer Cluefetos, who joined the aging rock legends as they took a well deserved bow at the end of the show.

Black Sabbath's Aug. 3 Lollapalooza Set in Chicago:

'Black Sabbath'
'The Wizard'
'Beyond the Wall of Sleep'
'Into the Void'
'Under the Sun'
'Snow Blind'
'War Pigs
'Electric Funeral'
'Sweet Leaf'
'Symptom of the Universe/Drum Solo'
'Iron Man'
'Faries Wear Boots'
'Dirty Women'

'Children of the Grave'



Watch fan-filmed footage of Black Sabbath performing 'Paranoid' at Lollapalooza

Photo by Erik Hess


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