OZZYHEAD.COM NEWS - Black Sabbath To Be Inducted Into (US) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Black Sabbath To Be Inducted Into (US) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
According to Tony Iommi's official site (Iommi.com), Black Sabbath will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Twenty-First Annual Induction Ceremony in New York next March. There are plans to broadcast an edited version of the ceremony on VH-1.
Ozzy Osbourne attempted to take Black Sabbath's name off the Hall of Fame's 1999 nomination list, deeming the institution's nod "meaningless."
In an October 1999 letter to the Hall of Fame, Osbourne said: "Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it's not voted on by the fans. It's voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the Media, who've never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me." He says, "Let's face it, BLACK SABBATH has never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine."
Black Sabbath became eligible for induction for in 1996.
I agree with Ozzy, Sabbath was a people's band same as Zeppelin was.