One year ago Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath released his memoir, 'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath.' The hard cover book came just before his lymphoma diagnosis, leaving the full story untold. That will change this fall when Iommi releases the paperback version.
The reunion of Black Sabbath this year has taken place without original drummer Bill Ward, who is not participating due to a contract dispute. Throughout the ordeal, we have seen Ward say that he would love to play with them again, and Ozzy Osbourne state that his old friend is welcome. So, we've been asking, what's been stopping them from working out a deal?
In a recent interview with Uber Rock, one time Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin expressed surprise at some comments put forth by Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi in his recent autobiography, 'Iron Man,' about Martin calling him "unprofessional" and having "no stage presence."
Hollywood's Avalon Theater will be the venue for the 2nd annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala. The event will take place on October 31, 2012, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, together with Laney Amplifiers recently unveiled a new Iommi signature amplifier, the TI100. They have also released a two-minute overview of the TI100, which can be seen below.
Tony Iommi is nothing if not a trooper. The Black Sabbath guitarist has confirmed that he received chemotherapy treatments for lymphoma while recording new music. Despite the difficult diagnosis and illness, Iommi continued to do what he does best and that's make hard rock.
Back in May of 2011 the legendary forces of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan combined in both a musical endeavor and a humanitarian effort releasing two songs under the moniker WhoCares. The intent was to raise funds to rebuild a music school in Armenia – a cause near and dear to both musicians.
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