Black Sabbath to Make 'CSI' 120 Percent Louder
Black Sabbath is so totally going to make The Who jealous.
"Iron Man" group Black Sabbath will become the second heavy-duty rock group to be closely associated with the "CSI" franchise on May 15, when they guest-star on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." (As "CSI: Miami" fans know, the David Caruso-starring series uses The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" as its theme song.)
On the episode, the band will premiere their new song "End of the Beginning," from their upcoming album "13." Due out June 11, "13" is the group's first studio album with the lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler since 1978's "Never Say Die!"
"CSI" executive producer Don McGill said that the show's crew has several "longtime fans" of the band among its numbers.
"When we first heard that Black Sabbath was interested in premiering a song on 'CSI' from their first studio album in 35 years, we were all really excited. So many of us are longtime fans," McGill said. "And seeing as the album is titled '13' and this is the finale of 'CSI''s Season 13, it seemed like the perfect match. We couldn't be more thrilled."
In the episode, the CSI team investigates a series of murders that are horrifyingly similar to the sins found in Dante's "Inferno." The band's involvement in the episode comes in when D.B. Russell (played by Ted Danson) and Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann) attend a Sabbath show.
Maybe Danson can return the favor and contribute vocals to the new Sabbath album. Something tells us he could belt out a mean rendition of "War Pigs."