There would also be no GNR if wasn't for Warrant, RATT, Whitesnake, Skid Row and all those craptastic bands. They were the perfect band for the perfect time.
What's your favorite Black Sabbath song? Mine's Never Say Die, Ozzy has one of the coolest, most unique voices in rock history.
Good song...too happy for me at times though. Not that I'm into angry music, but that particular song sometimes comes off that way to me.
My fave is NIB, followed by Children of the Grave and Iron Man. Hon. Mention to Black Sabbath (the song) cause that song was the original.
Ya, those **** bands did influence GnR and grunge bands to do what they did. But that was more of a negative reaction thing. Iron Maiden brought the epicness and big crowds to metal. I remember when MTV did their top 10 metal groups and under Maiden they said they brought excess to a new level. They were the Zeppelin of metal and every big band with metal influences can thank them.