There's no way to precisely quantify the colossal amount of drugs Black Sabbath inhaled in 1972 while making their fourth album, which they'd hoped to title Snowblind, in tribute to their favorite powdered narcotic. All they have to go on is the bill their manager presented to them when they were done with it. "Whether you can believe him or not, the record cost, I think, $65,000," bassist Geezer Butler says drolly, "and the cocaine bill was $75,000." "At that time, [the cocaine] was good stuff, and we used to have it flown in on a private plane," guitarist Tony Iommi recalls, sounding lighthearted. "That's why we used to have all the musicians turning up at our house at the time, pretending they're coming to visit us. We were all bloody smugglers if you think about it." Related Black Sabbath Prep ‘Sabotage’ Deluxe Reissue With Unreleased 1975 Live Tracks Bassist Rudy Sarzo on His Years With Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, and Dio Related The 50 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time ‘We Are Better People Because of John Lennon’ "We had a lot of late nights," says frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who now regrets his coke indulgences. "We'd stay up all… Read full this story
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