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Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi

As the only member to have appeared in every incarnation of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi hasn’t been the most prolific solo artist. In fact, this keeper of the flame has only releasing two albums as a leader – 2000’s ‘Iommi’ and 2005’s ‘Fused.’ It’s not Iommi’s fault, however, as even his solo ideas tended to get absorbed into Black Sabbath. For instance, 1986’s ‘Seventh Star’ was to be his proposed debut, before label executives insisted it be released under the Sabbath banner. Most of his work since retains a connection back to Black Sabbath. Glenn Hughes, the vocalist on ‘Seventh Star,’ later reunited with Iommi for ‘Fused,’ and was featured on a collection of sessions tracks titled ‘1996 DEP Sessions.’ Iommi also collaborated with Black Sabbath contributors Ozzy Osbourne and Ian Gillan on the guest-packed ‘Iommi’ and 2012’s ‘WhoCares,’ respectively. He made an appearance on the 2006 release ‘Gillan’s Inn,’ too.

Tony Iommi
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Tony Iommi Is ‘Sure’ There’s More to Come From Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is still “sure” the band will work together again, even though they haven’t discussed specifics.

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Tony Iommi Has Non-Cancerous Lump Removed

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has dodged a potential cancer scare with the removal of a benign lump from his throat.

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Tony Iommi Schedules Surgery to Remove Lump From Throat

Tony Iommi insists he feels "OK at the moment," but the Black Sabbath guitarist has received some potentially troubling news from his doctors.

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Tony Iommi Won’t Rule Out Future Black Sabbath Performances

Tony Iommi can see Black Sabbath continuing beyond their "final show."

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Tony Iommi on Black Sabbath’s Final Shows, His Cancer Battle and Future Plans: Exclusive Interview

With Black Sabbath's last shows fast approaching, Tony Iommi looks back on their farewell tour and forward to the future.

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Tony Iommi’s Cancer Is in Remission

Tony Iommi has emerged from his battle against lymphoma with a clean bill of health.

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Top 10 Tony Iommi Guitar Solos

The best guitar solos from Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi.

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The Story of How Tony Iommi Barely Kept Black Sabbath Alive With ‘Seventh Star’

In January 1986, one of heavy metal's greatest architects, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, unveiled what had been meant to be his first solo album, Seventh Star.

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Tony Iommi Still Wants to Make More Black Sabbath Music

Tony Iommi isn't the reason there won't be another Black Sabbath album.

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Tony Iommi Says Black Sabbath Haven’t Spoken to Bill Ward About Returning

Tony Iommi hasn't closed the door on one last reunion with original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, but he doesn't sound optimistic.

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