BOB DAISLEY Discusses BLACK SABBATH's 'Eternal Idol' Reissue On 'Glory Is Noise'

February 9, 2011

On a very special episode of the "Glory Is Noise" online radio show, host Joel Gausten welcomes legendary bassist Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP, GARY MOORE) for a discussion on Bob's time with BLACK SABBATH for the recording of their 1987 album "The Eternal Idol". Joel and Bob also air the original Ray Gillen-vocal version of the "Eternal Idol" album — recently released after a 23-year wait — in its entirety. This 106-minute episode, which includes songs from Bob's work with RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE/ex-BLACK SABBATH singer Ian Gillan, can be streamed using the audio player below.

Released in 1987, "The Eternal Idol" was BLACK SABBATH's 13th album and the first to feature vocalist Tony Martin. The album was originally recorded with singer Ray Gillen, who quit the band shortly after the initial sessions. Gillen would soon resurface alongside formerBLACK SABBATH drummer Eric Singer (later in KISS) in the hard rock "supergroup" BADLANDS. Gillen died in 1993 of an AIDS-related illness at age 34.

Bob Daisley's 40-year career includes stints in such legendary hard rock/metal acts as RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP and Ozzy Osbourne's first solo band, BLIZZARD OF OZZ. Daisley's lengthy songwriting credits with Osbourne include composing the majority of the lyrics for "Suicide Solution", "Over The Mountain", "Crazy Train" and other early classics. He continued his work with Osbourne throughout the 1980s and into the '90s, playing on and/or writing lyrics for the albums "Bark At The Moon", "The Ultimate Sin", "No Rest For The Wicked" and "No More Tears". During his on-again, off-again relationship with Osbourne, Daisley also recorded many albums with former THIN LIZZY guitarist Gary Moore and toured extensively with him.

Daisley has contributed to a wealth of additional recordings as bassist, lyricist and producer, including albums by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MOTHER'S ARMY, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward and LIVING LOUD with OZZY/URIAH HEEP drummer Lee Kerslake, Steve Morse of DEEP PURPLE and singer Jimmy Barnes. In 2007, Daisley's band THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN released the studio album "Danger: White Men Dancing", which featured appearances by Jon Lord and Ian Gillan of DEEP PURPLE. Daisley has also appeared in several music-related books, including Joel Gausten's 2010 release "From Satan to Sabbath: The Metal Interviews 2000-2009".

"Glory Is Noise" is a bi-weekly show on Radio Free Satan. Each episode, host Joel Gausten offers an eclectic mix of music and exclusive interviews with mainstream and underground recording artists.

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