LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Recording artists Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath pose in the press room during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Heavy metal’s most influential band is among seven artists receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award GRAMMY from The Recording Academy in 2019.

Per GRAMMY.com, Black Sabbath will be honored at a special award ceremony and concert on May 11, 2019 along with fellow Lifetime Achievement Award GRAMMY recipients George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave and Dionne Warwick.

This will be Black Sabbath’s third career GRAMMY award.  The band has won two GRAMMYs for Best Metal Performance, with the first coming in 1998 for a live recording of “Iron Man” and the second in 2014 for “God Is Dead” off their album 13.

More details regarding the special ceremony and concert will be announced in the near future.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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