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Black Sabbath Post Pro-Shot Video of 'Paranoid' from May 19 in Birmingham, England

On May 19, Black Sabbath -- in this case, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler with drummer Tommy Clufetos -- shared the stage together for the first time in seven years, pelting a hometown crowd in Birmingham, England, with a solid set of Sabbath classics.

The band have just posted a pro-shot video of "Paranoid" from that night, and you can check it out below.

Consider the video a teaser for the band's August 3 show at Lollapalooza in Chicago. It will, of course, be the band’s only U.S. performance. Plans for a full tour were scrapped when Iommi was diagnosed with cancer ... and then there was original drummer Bill Ward's much-publicized contract dispute ...

Anyway, maybe the best way to describe the clip below is via a quote from a fan's comment on YouTube: “You’ve got to admit, for a guy who snorted enough coke to kill a blue whale, Ozzy sounds great.”

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.