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

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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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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Recalls Reckless Driving Episodes With John Bonham

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As the music world reflects on late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham on the anniversary of his death, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has chimed in with anecdotes about his friend's reckless driving episodes.

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Former Black Sabbath Singer Tony Martin Says He’s Surprised by Tony Iommi Criticisms

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Tony Martin/Facebook

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."

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Tony Iommi to be Honored at Ronnie James Dio Fund Benefit

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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.

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Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan Reveal WhoCares Debut Album Tracklist

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It turns out that the pairing of Deep Purple's Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi for the WhoCares single, 'Out of My Mind,' was not just a one-off project.

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Tony Iommi Unveils New Signature Guitar Amp

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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.

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Tony Iommi on Recording New Black Sabbath Tunes While Receiving Chemotherapy Treatments

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Chiaki Nozu, Getty Images

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.

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Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan Set To Release New WhoCares Disc

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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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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Reacts to Death of Bert Weedon

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Looks like Bert Weedon, who died last week at the age of 91, had a far-reaching impact on classic rock indeed. His 1957 book, 'Play in a Day,' influenced musicians like the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Brian May -- and now you can add Black Sabbath members Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi to that list as well.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: ‘I’ve Had the Last Dose of Chemotherapy’

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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has issued a much-desired update on his battle against lymphoma, reporting that he is done with chemotherapy and soon to move onto three weeks of radiotherapy.

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