Never Say Die

Album: Never Say Die (1978)
Charted: 21

Songfacts®:

  • Despite the optimistic and emphatic title, this 1978 release marked the final Black Sabbath recording that featured the band's complete original lineup for 30 years, until Black Sabbath announced on November 11, 2011 that they would be reuniting to record a new album with Ozzy Osbourne in 2012.
  • A live version of "Never Say Die" appeared on Ozzy's live album Speak of the Devil.
  • The song appears in the video game Brütal Legend.
  • The band performed this song on Top of the Pops in 1978.
  • Around this time the band was dissolving. Drug abuse and years of hard road life had drained them, and Ozzy especially was drunk and unable to write. Ozzy was finally ousted and replaced with Ronnie James Dio.

Comments: 2

  • Rad from HomeGood grief. Horrible song fact. Ozzy was never ousted. Read the interview with Tony Iommi...
  • Jason from Aurora, CoThis entire album is UNDER rated.
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