Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler
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GRAMMY Facts: Black Sabbath's GRAMMY-winning "God Is Dead"
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "God Is Dead?"
Artist: Black Sabbath
Won for: Best Metal Performance
Previous wins: Black Sabbath previously won Best Metal Performance in 1999 for "Iron Man."
Did you know?: Black Sabbath garnered three nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards, including Best Rock Song for "God Is Dead?" — co-written by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne — and Best Rock Album for 13. Produced by GRAMMY winner Rick Rubin, 13 peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and marks the group's first studio album with Osbourne on vocals since 1978's Never Say Die. Prior to the 56th GRAMMY Awards, Black Sabbath received their last GRAMMY nomination in 2001. Butler, Iommi and Osbourne appeared on the 56th GRAMMY telecast on Jan. 26 to introduce Ringo Starr's first-ever performance on the GRAMMY Awards.