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Tony Iommi – Iron Men of Rock

Iron Men of Rock
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All good comic book origin stories begin with our hero overcoming tragedy. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi -- clearly one of rock's Iron Men -- could have called it quits after losing the tips of his fingers in an industrial accident early in his career.

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Tony Iommi on Cancer Fight: ‘I’m Not Ready to Go’

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With a new tour and album just around the corner, there are some very busy days ahead for the guys in Black Sabbath. But until then, there's time for reflection, and during a recent interview with 'Birmingham Mail,' guitarist Tony Iommi opened up about the band's new music, as well as the cancer diagnosis that nearly sidelined him just as it was all coming together.

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Video for Tony Iommi-Penned ‘Lonely Planet’ Song Released

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Armenian rockers Dorians will take the Tony Iommi-penned 'Lonely Planet' to the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The song's music video -- along with videos for the other 38 entries -- has been made available to fans of the band, of Black Sabbath and the international song contest, now in its 58th year.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Pays Tribute to Alvin Lee

Tony Iommi and Alvin Lee
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The unexpected death of Ten Years After's Alvin Lee left many of his peers offering tributes, condolences, and memories -- including Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, who recently spoke about the way Lee helped Sabbath get a leg up during its early years.

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Tony Iommi-Penned Song Will Represent Armenia at 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

Tony Iommi
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A song called 'Lonely Planet' will represent the hopes of Armenians at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi wrote the ballad, to be performed by Dorians when the annual contest begins on May 14 in Sweden.

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Queen’s Brian May, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Working on ‘Riffs’ Album

Brian May, Tony Iommi
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Few bands would turn down having Tony Iommi backing them up, and soon more bands will get the chance. The Black Sabbath guitarist has a treasure trove of riffs laying around, unused, in his studio. Queen's Brian May has inspired Iommi to put them to good use.

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Metallica, Tony Iommi, Rob Zombie to Recieve High Honors at 2013 Golden Gods Awards

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Motorhead, Rush and Aerosmith are amongst the nominees in 11 just-announced categories for the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show, but the highest honors will go to Metallica and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, in addition to Rob Zombie. Metallica will also play at the show's live concert on May 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

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It’s Tony Iommi’s Mustache

Tony Iommi
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Fairies may wear boots, but if you're a rocker as badass as Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi you can wear whatever mustache you like and be confident in it.

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Tony Iommi to Detail Lymphoma Battle in Paperback Release of ‘Iron Man’ Memoir

Tony Iommi
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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.

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Tony Iommi Says ‘No’ to Bill Ward’s Return To Black Sabbath

Tony Iommi
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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?

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