Name that Tune – Black Sabbath

James / December 18th, 2012


  • laser

    December 18, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Nice job! Those clips were pretty darn miniscule!

    You gotta do AC/DC next. I’d probably ace it, as I’ve listened to every album (including rare tracks & demos) ’till they burned a hole in my brain…

  • December 18, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Dude, stuff from Tyr or Born Again I would be completely lost. Actually any Martin/Gillan/Hughes, I would be lost with. For the idea of the game, you did pretty damn well though. This is a little more difficult than the original “Name That Tune” though. Perhaps in the future you can get these down to more of a science and bet on how many chords you can guess from the initial clip.

  • G-Man

    December 18, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Led Zep for the next vid!

  • Blue Wizard

    December 18, 2012 at 2:03 am

    There’s a Daffy Duck cartoon parodied off this name.

    What kinda clue is that??? hahahahaha

  • slayertom84

    December 18, 2012 at 2:26 am



    December 18, 2012 at 4:52 am

    There is a problem with the comment system. I always get an error message saying i am an spambot on older entries.


    December 18, 2012 at 4:52 am

    The correct pronunciation of Ryu is the way you first pronounced it, James. However, in Japanese the R is always soft, like in “i.rate”.

  • movienerd1237

    December 18, 2012 at 5:04 am

    led zep or pink floyd for the next vid

  • TrashMojo

    December 18, 2012 at 7:21 am

    There’s a DVD game called Riff That is kind of an open ended rock and metal trivia game. i know its some where around my house if i can find it ill send it to you. But that is one worth trying. most trivia games like it are DVD games

  • AkiLP98

    December 18, 2012 at 7:30 am

    This is a pretty good thing! I like it. Next time you should do Iron Maiden or Pink Floyd

  • ThrashLibrarian

    December 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

    There is a Heavy Metal Trivia board game called “Metal Mental Meltdown”. It’s set up a bit like trivial pursuit, but the cards are ranked by difficulty rather than category (and you play on a giant pentagram). The hard questions tend towards the very obscure (“Who played session guitar on ____ or Who produced ______ album or Name five drummers of ______. You’re supposed to play to 666 points, but playing it a few times, it seems like that could take days or weeks.

    It’s likely way out of print, but I do have a copy. If you guys ever end up in the Pittsburgh area, I can bust it out and we can throw down…

    More info here —

  • December 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Sounds awesome, If you ever happen to meet me at a convention or somewhere, feel free to quiz me.

  • Cesar

    December 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    An Iron Maiden vid would be sweet

  • hareguu

    December 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Nice dude! I didn’t know you were THAT much of a fan of Sabbath! I was guessing them right along with you; I couldn’t get the ones from Cross Purposes/Forbidden either…


    December 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    SWEET! .Check this out James,this was a heavy metalboard game made back in 1999. Its pretty rare with only 2500 copies made. I will aquire this board game someday. I heard alot about it since back in the days. If you ever aquire it on ebay would you please make a video for it. Btw you gotta do Slayer Maiden,OZZY and DIO next ,thad be KIller!! Metal till you die!!

  • nostalgiavhs

    December 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Black Sabbath rules! Ozzy and Dio eras are classic, but I feel as though the Tony Martin era doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. The Eternal idol is an amazing album and has really heavy-ass songs like The Shining, Glory Ride, and Lost Forever. It’s also the most 80’s sounding album Sabbath ever did. Good shit!

  • Jason Fresta

    December 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    hahahah!! i actually got it AFTER Mike gave the Daffy Duck clue! i feel like a dick! lol

  • ZackAllen5150

    December 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Next time you should do Van Halen or Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • crazedweasel

    December 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Considering I was the one who emailed you about seeing all the Sabbath CDs in the Mr. Bucket video…this is awesome.

  • Firx

    December 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I love Ozzy-era Black Sabbath to death. It’s got so much character . . . you just blip that old Sabbath, and immediately, you know it. Something heavy and mystical about it that goes way beyond lyrics. I don’t really know what the later stuff (beyond DIO, which I like) even sounds like . . . makes me curious. I doubt they’re as great as the old ones, but maybe I’ll find some aural treasure if I take the time to dig.

  • HomingMissiles

    December 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Try it with DragonForce (P.S.: It doesn’t work).

  • December 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I’d like to see you do Van Halen. DOOOO EEEEET.

  • caesarho

    December 19, 2012 at 12:33 am

    avgn sucks
    nerd punk is better

  • culwin

    December 19, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Impressive… most impressive.

  • December 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Iron Maiden or Judas Priest.

  • hinsert

    December 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Nice vid, you guys should do the same with game music (e.g. avgn episode game music).

  • Darth Naner

    December 19, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Weirdly, the ad that played before the video featured Deep Purple’s Highway Star (both a crappy pop version and Glenn Hughes’ awesome version). Great vid, guys! I only recognized a few of them 😛

  • cAsh

    December 19, 2012 at 7:41 am


  • Satan

    December 19, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Heavy Load! (or Dio)

  • December 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

    The classic rock station where I live actually has a contest that they started a few months ago called “Every Second Counts”, where they play the first second of a song and people have to call in to guess the song and win money. Every time the song is guessed incorrectly, the prize money increases.

  • Clutchkman

    December 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Impressive James, I’m a Sabbath fan as well and couldn’t get half of those.

  • stoney_1

    December 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Sounds like my wake n bakes! Do some Motorhead! I got all their albums!!

  • Riknight36

    December 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm


  • judgen

    December 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I did this type of competition (2sec challenge) with another techno nerd with Infected Mushroom songs. I got 28/30.

  • thundergod74

    December 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Great job James! I’m a HUGE Dio Sabbath fan and you did great with the songs Ronnie did with him. I like to see you do album reviews, I’d like to hear your opinions on some classic stuff. Next time you play this game you should really challenge your mind and try someone like King Diamond.

  • marky60

    December 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Epic! this was fun, I love Black Sabbath, Master of Reality being my favorite album and After Forever being my favorite song by Ozzy Sabbath (Heaven and Hell by Dio Sabbath). Man these were tough, I only got the obvious ones. You should do Dio, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, and so on. This was a awesome video, Good Job guys!!!!

  • jcourtney

    December 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Dear Mike Mattei and James Rolfe I am so liking your reviews especially the AVGN and Mikes Game Glitches Please keep up the good work —> Your freind/ fan jcourtney

  • Benobot99

    December 31, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Next do Metallica or Iron Maiden! Good job with Sabbath by the way!

  • cheeze little

    January 1, 2013 at 3:57 am

    when will this be on youtube cuz this player keeps stopping for me >< i even tried letting it buffer for 2 hours

  • broderick lee

    January 7, 2013 at 12:51 am


  • Jason Kizlyk

    January 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Try Megadeth next maybe?

  • Whipplefunk

    January 8, 2013 at 2:02 am

    James, you asked for a Metal trivia book. Pick up The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal by Daniel Bukszpan. EXCELLENT book. It goes for something like $20 on Amazon.

  • bobby leigh

    January 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Guys i loved this videooo you are awesome, you should try with iron maiden that would be a greaat video!

  • neil joe

    January 10, 2013 at 7:52 am

    there are Metal trivia games for arcade, can use mame(emulator) (= and since your using a computer anyways..

    think one is called MTV rock and roll trivia

  • metalmat

    January 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I got a good deal of them right, I actually did better on the late 80s early 90s stuff.

  • February 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    You should do Led Zeppelin.

  • CardiacNutsack

    March 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I’d get my ass kicked on this quiz since I’m pretty ignorant of any BS album post-Heaven and Hell.

  • adam Sampson

    May 22, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    your should try pantera.megadeth

  • Jonathan Schoonmaker

    June 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    You must talk about the new Black Sabbath album when you get your hands on it.

    Ozzy’s back, baby!

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  • Atticus

    August 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    You dudes should do a mix of thrash or just plain Motörhead.

  • December 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Just thought it was funny Mike said Elvis for what kind of music he listens to, not funny like there’s any thing wrong with that cause Elvis rules, but what about the other great fifties rockers? Like Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochrane, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, maybe some Les Paul stuff??? So like just Elvis or 50s rock/rockabilly in general I wonder?

  • Joel DeLorge

    February 17, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I just registered to the site today and it ROCKS! Great job on the Black Sabbath! IMO Cross Purposes and Seventh Star are underrated albums in their catalog.

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