David Donato with Black Sabbath 1984
|Birth name||David Tom Donato|
|Associated acts||Black Sabbath, White Tiger|
David Tom Donato is an American singer known for his involvement in Black Sabbath. He recorded several demos with the band and rehearsed throughout 1984 and 1985. Contrary to reports, Donato was not fired after an interview with Kerrang! magazine as many have falsely reported. The band fell apart soon thereafter, with Tony Iommi forming an entirely new Black Sabbath the following year.
The Donato demos, containing songs like "No Way Out", "Dancing with the Devil", "Don't beg the Master" and "Sail On" still remain out of the public domain, with the exception of a 1985 rehearsal session featuring Donato, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward which surfaced online in 2006. This session was produced by Bob Ezrin.
- Sharpe-Young, Garry (2006). Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath. Zonda Books Limited. ISBN 0-9582684-1-X.
- "Zero the Hero...David Donato's place in Black Sabbath history has been massively misrepresented over the years.". Rockdetector. 2006-04-29. Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
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