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Black Sabbath hit No. 1 in UK for the first time since '70

WENN

Ozzy Osbourne and his Black Sabbath bandmates are back at the top of the U.K. albums chart for the first time in nearly 43 years.

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The heavy rockers' long-awaited comeback project, "13," beats Beady Eye's "BE" to take the coveted title, with just 13,000 copies between them.

It's Black Sabbath's first U.K. chart-topper since "Paranoid" hit the top spot in October 1970 - 42 years and eight months ago - earning them the record for the longest gap between number one records. Bob Dylan previously held the honor with 38 years after 2009's "Together Through Life" scored him his first chart-topper since 1970s' New Morning.

Reacting to the good news, Osbourne says, "I'm in shock! The success of this album has blown me off my feet."

The singer will be hoping to earn a TransAtlantic double when 13's chart position on America's Billboard countdown is announced next week.

Meanwhile, R&B star Robin Thicke continues to dominate the U.K. singles chart with "Blurred Lines" - the collaboration with rapper T.I. and superproducer Pharrell Williams enjoys its third consecutive week at one.

Naughty Boy's "La La La" remains at two and Let Her Go by Passenger climbs up one to three.

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Jun 17, 2013 6:55AM
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Loverboy could put out a Number 1. That is how bad rock has degraded. I have the new album, and yes, it is bluesy, just like the original Sabbath. But, No way in hell I'm slapping down 50 bucks to see them live in concert, so they can afford their Viagra's and Cialias. 
Jun 17, 2013 6:19AM
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Bring back Bill!

 

Good album, but it misses Bill's funky hammer.

Jun 17, 2013 5:44AM
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THE PROBLEM WITH ROCK MUSIC NOW=7 AND 8 STRING GUITARS  AND COMPUTERS .DOES NAY ONE EVER PLAY CHORDS ANYMORE IT'S JUST WACKING OFF ON THE GUITAR  AND SOME BASTURD SCREAMING

Jun 17, 2013 5:38AM
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Man. I was in high school in 1970 and I purchased that album. I think I followed Black Sabbath up until 1973 or so. We had them, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Mountain, Alice Cooper,  Grand Funk Railroad and so many other American & British rock bands.  Good times to be sure! Once Disco, New Wave and Punk entered the scene I grew-up and moved on. Music means the most to people roughly in that 15 to 25 years old category.
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