Black Sabbath don’t listen to heavy metal music

Iconic heavy rockers Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath have revealed they don’t listen to modern-day heavy metal very often.

The pair casually inserted this piece of information into the conversation whilst speaking at the opening of their exhibition in Birmingham ‘Home Of Metal: Black Sabbath at 50‘, which marks the 50th anniversary of the band.

Pioneers of the heavy rock genre Black Sabbath have revealed they don’t listen to modern day heavy metal music and tend to stick to the old stuff.

Butler said:

“I don’t particularly listen to modern metal, The Beatles, The Stones and The Kinks, that’s my kind of music.”

Iommi added:

“I tend to listen to the more older stuff really. More the classic stuff than the newer stuff because I relate to that more.”

After forming in 1968, the group’s self-titled debut album released in 1970 became an important point in music history, as it was and still is considered to be the first heavy metal album of all time.

We’re sure this admission from the pair will ruffle the feathers of a few heavy metal bands across the globe citing Black Sabbath as their idols. After all, they practically birthed the heavy metal genre.