Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi

 

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Frank Anthony Iommi (/ˈm/; born 19 February 1948) is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He is lead guitarist and one of the four founding members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He has been the band's primary composer and sole continual member for nearly five decades.

While working in a factory as a teenager, Iommi lost the tips of the middle and ring fingers of his right hand in an accident; an event which crucially affected his playing style. Iommi briefly left Black Sabbath's forerunner, Earth, in 1968 to join Jethro Tull, after which he returned to Black Sabbath in 1969, recording their self-titled debut album. In 2000, he released his first solo album Iommi, followed by 2005's Fused, which featured his former bandmate Glenn Hughes. After releasing Fused, he formed Heaven & Hell, which disbanded after Ronnie James Dio's death in 2010.

Iommi was ranked number 25 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

In 2011, he published his autobiography, entitled Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath.

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Black Sabbath is the debut album by the English rock band Black Sabbath.
 
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Tony Iommi Contemplates Collaboration With Rob Halford
  –  March 23, 2018
Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been getting the itch again to return to the music after the end of Black Sabbath, and in a new interview with Metal Hammer the guitar great says he'd be interested in teaming up with the Metal God himself, Rob Halford.
Tony Iommi open to collaboration with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford
  –  March 23, 2018
Exclusive: Former Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says he’d like to work on new music with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford in the future Former Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says he’s open to a collaboration with Judas Priest frontman Rob ...
Tony Iommi Contemplates Collaboration With Rob Halford
  –  March 23, 2018
Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been getting the itch again to return to the music after the end of Black Sabbath, and in a new interview with Metal Hammer the guitar great says he'd be interested in teaming up with the Metal God himself, Rob Halford.
Rob Halford Says ‘You’ve Gotta Be a Fighter’ Through Health Struggles
  –  March 23, 2018
“If anyone's going through anything, if you look at people like Glenn, like Tony [Iommi], if you're thinking, 'I don't wanna get in a van' or 'It's too cold,' and you look at these guys, 50 years later, doing what they're doing with the challenges they ...
Tony Iommi open to collaboration with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford
  –  March 23, 2018
Exclusive: Former Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says he’d like to work on new music with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford in the future Former Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says he’s open to a collaboration with Judas Priest frontman Rob ...
Who are Norman Pace and Gareth Hale? Comedy duo Hale and Pace set to appear in Benidorm TV series as Dennis and Nigel
  –  March 21, 2018
In 1991, their Comic Relief single The Stonk - produced by Brian May and featuring Dave Gilmour, Rowan Atkinson and Tony Iommi among others - hit Number One. The BBC nabbed the pair in 1997 for a non-comedic show called Jobs For The Boys in which they ...
Henry Rollins on Black Sabbath Album Every Music Fan Should Own
  –  March 14, 2018
Watch Rollins detail why Sabbath's third album is the pinnacle of their influential catalog, extol the virtues of his "favorite rhythm section in rock & roll" Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, praise Tony Iommi's "lava" tone and explain why this record was ...
Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde Reflect on Three Decades Together As One of Metal's Most Beloved Partnerships
  –  March 14, 2018
to his loyal fans. The Oz man is an old hand at this farewell tour thing: Last year, he, along with cofounding members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, brought the curtain down on Black Sabbath, and before then, in 1992, he set out on his No More Tours ...
Ryan Adams Assembled A Pretty Amazing Music-Lovers Reading List
  –  March 1, 2018
The urge to learn more about what makes Bruce Springsteen tick, how Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi overcame losing a finger, or where Judy Garland came from is a powerful one that enhances our own connections to them as people, and betters our ...
The Sinister Urge: How The Marriage Of Metal And Horror Terrified The World
  –  March 1, 2018
Sabbath themselves may have only flirted with the Devil (Tony Iommi would wear a cross onstage and the band were keen to point out that they had only ever dabbled in occultism), but their status as the fathers of both heavy metal’s sound and its thematic ...
Tony Iommi Says He Wants To Write More Music
  –  February 18, 2018
Tony Iommi has revealed that he wants to start writing music again. The guitar icon has opened up about his future following the retirement of Black Sabbath and says he still has more to give as a songwriter. "I thought after this tour, 'Well, now I will ...

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