BLACK SABBATH Top The UK Charts With 13; Set Record For The Longest Gap Between Number One Albums
June 16, 2013, a year ago
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According to Yahoo! TV UK, BLACK SABBATH have stormed to the top of the charts with their new album - with Ozzy Osbourne frontman saying the record was a tonic for all the "manufactured bullshit" that usually dominates the airwaves.
The band have set a new UK chart record for the longest gap between number one albums, overtaking ROD STEWART who set a similar record last month.
Ozzy said it was "great" to have beaten Rod but added: "Rod's the same as us, we've got something other people haven't got. It's all manufactured bullshit these days. But the likes of Rod, and ELTON JOHN and us have got something different. We know our craft."
It was 43 years ago that Black Sabbath last hit the top spot with Paranoid in 1970. The Rick Rubin-produced comeback, which was released on Monday, has sold 13,000 more copies than Liam Gallagher's BEADY EYE with their latest offering, BE, which is at number two.
Ozzy, who had marital difficulties earlier this year as a result of a temporary return to drinking, said: ''I'm in shock, the success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast."
Read more at Yahoo! TV UK.