Black Sabbath Keyboardist Geoff Nicholls Dies

Black Sabbath in 1985. L-R: Geoff Nicholls, Tony Iommi, Dave Spitz, Eric Singer, Glenn Hughes; Chris Walter/WireImageLongtime Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls died from lung cancer Saturday. He was 68.

Nicholls joined Sabbath along with singer Ronnie James Dio after Ozzy Osbourne was fired in 1979, and first played on the 1980 album, Heaven and Hell. He’s also said to have written the bass line for the album’s title track, though he was never credited. He performed with the heavy metal legends for 25 years, from 1980 through 2004, and was intermittently credited as both …read more

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