Rockdetector.com is hosting an entire chapter from Garry Sharpe-Young's new "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" book at this location.
The chapter in question deals with the mystery surrounding David Donato's term of duty with BLACK SABBATH in 1985. Speaking exclusively to Garry Sharpe-Young, Donato (together with comments from other band members) details exactly how long he worked with Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. The chapter also contains a link to a BLACK SABBATH recording never previously heard, the only such song aired to feature the Donato / Iommi / Butler / Ward lineup.
Says author Garry Sharpe-Young: "I was kindly sent a ton of audio material whilst putting this book together, some fascinating unheard stuff. Because of the pervading interest in those pre-'Seventh Star' mystery years, I've asked David for his permission to air a portion of this track. SABBATH fans will take about two seconds to recognize it. This is a rehearsal (complete with original tape hiss) recorded in 1985, but the song was later used on an album, with totally different lyrics and melody, much later on. I'm not putting up the other demo songs, approximately half a dozen tracks, because those have not been used yet and, you never know, Tony Iommi might still have a use for those riffs! By the way, please don't ask — none of this is for trade or sale in any form. It gives a valuable pointer to what SABBATH might possibly have sounded like. The chapter I've put online comes after Ron Keel's audition tape was rejected and before Jeff Fenholt got his shot. It makes for fascinating reading."
"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" contains exclusive interview content with Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Cozy Powell, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, Geoff Nicholls, Rob Halford, Bob Daisley, Lee Kerslake, Carmine Appice, Tommy Aldridge, Neil Murray, Dave Spitz, Eric Singer, David Donato, Jeff Fenholt, Bobby Rondinelli, Rudy Sarzo, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo, Bernie Torme, Brad Gillis, Jo Burt, Pete Way, Dana Strum, Terry Chimes, Lita Ford, Steve Vai, Don Airey, Lindsey Bridgewater, Terry Nails and many, many more, plus exclusive photographs of BLACK SABBATH and the Ozzy band onstage, backstage and in the studio.
The 442-page book is is available NOW at Amazon.com.