Black Sabbath Family Tree – Playlist Junkie #2

Mike Matei / May 30th, 2017

Get ready for a real confusing playlist! This examines the history of all the other bands that were related to Black Sabbath in some way.

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1. “Into the Void” – Black Sabbath (Ozzy)

2. “Highway Star” – Deep Purple (Ian Gillan)

3. “Burn” – Deep Purple (Glenn Hughes)

4. “Kill the King” -Rainbow (Dio)

5. “Heaven and Hell” – Black Sabbath (Dio)

6. “Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne

7. “Rainbow in the Dark” – Dio

8. “Zero the Hero” – Black Sabbath (Ian Gillan)

9. “Knocking On Your Back Door” – Deep Purple (Ian Gillan reunion)

10. “Seventh Star” – Black Sabbath (Glenn Hughes)

11. “Catotonic Eclipse” – G/Z/R (Geezer)

12. “Hate” – Bill Ward

13. “Goodbye Lament” – Iommi

14. “No More Tears” – Ozzy Osbourne (Zakk Wylde)

15. “Stillborn” – Black Label Society

16. “Dopamine” – Iommi (Glenn Hughes reunion)

17. “Holy Water” – Iommi (Ian Gillan reunion)

18. “Bible Black” – Heaven and Hell (Dio reunion)

19. “God is Dead” -Black Sabbath (Ozzy reunion)


  • May 30, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Love Black Sabbath. My favorite band of all time, Paranoid being my favorite album, but I’m not as familiar with the post-Ozzy lineups. I do think the Born Again album is extremely underrated though, the sound quality is shit but the songs are awesome. Maybe that’s the Deep Purple connection, another of my favorite bands.

  • May 31, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Awesome James!!! I really like this playlist junkie stuff 😀 I frequently notice that the Tony Martin era is kind of overlooked… the headless cross album was awesome in my opinion! Also Cozy Powell played drums on that album and played drums in Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow best albums… another nice connection! Powell played drums with Queen guitarist Brian May which is a good friend of Tony Iommi and palyed guitar in the song with Dave Grohl on vocals… so many connections… so many great musicians! God how I fuckin’ love rock n’ roll 😀

    • May 31, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Oh yeah I forgot Brian May played guitar on the headless cross album too! The song was When the Death Calls 🙂

  • Gaz Partington

    May 31, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Not a big metal fan, but I adore Ozzy era Sabbath… probably because those early albums are not metal at all. Are they the blueprint for that genre? Abso-freaking-lutely. But they’re more Hard Rock. And with riffs to die for.

    It’s when they became metal that I tuned out (although I do love a few tracks from the Dio era. Heaven And Hell, The Mob Rules, Die Young, etc), but I can still see the appeal.

  • fanboyfilms

    May 31, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    I did a similar playlist once with the Sabbath family tree including Dio, Rainbow, Iommi, Ozzy, etc. Missing from your list are A Light in the Black (Rainbow), Gates of Babylon (I prefer the Yngwie Malmsteen version to Rainbow’s though), and Buried Alive (Ozzy teaming with Rick Wakeman) and how can you leave off Time Machine (especially the Neon Knights version?) Great list though.

  • NashKnight

    June 1, 2017 at 8:37 am

    You forgot the best and most underrated Black Sabbath album of all times: Tyr! Also, I have a suggestion: How about making official AVGN Spotify lists? More people use Spotify than Amazon and it’s 5min work.

  • Pablo1989

    June 1, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Cool i like Black Sabbath 😀 Many tbx by Rock & Roll Racing video game.

  • June 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I wonder how james feels about punk

  • Brandon Rexroat

    June 3, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Hey James. A lot of people nowadays have music streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music. I’m sure a good handful of your fans would follow you on spotify and just quickly add your playlists. As i was looking to make this playlist on my Spotify, i saw that there are a handful of people who had done the same. By the way, i love this new segment you’re doing. I love several kinds of metal and its even cooler that you do too, keep it up.

  • greedo

    June 4, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Just out of curiosity… any plans to bring back Audio Slaughter?

  • psyonikx

    June 13, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Hey James, I need to give you some big props on the vinyl collection.

  • psyonikx

    June 13, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Coincidentally, I listened to Paranoid, and Who Sold Our Soul For Rock N Roll on vinyl last night.

  • psyonikx

    June 13, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Makes sense with the ‘heavy’.

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