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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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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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Sharon Osbourne Says Black Sabbath Will Do One U.S. Concert

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After Tony Iommi announced he was battling cancer and Bill Ward became enmeshed in contract disputes, Black Sabbath put the kibosh on their reunion tour plans -- but Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon says that Sabbath will in fact perform a single show in the U.S. later this year.

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Best Black Sabbath Album – Readers Poll

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Without Black Sabbath, there would've been no heavy metal -- and without Tony Iommi, there would've been no Black Sabbath. His musical style, vision and sonic force helped to create an entire musical genre.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Lymphoma – ‘He’s Gonna Beat It’

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Ozzy Osbourne's 'Ozzy's Boneyard' radio channel has officially launched on SiriusXM. In an interview on the station, the Prince of Darkness wasted no time addressing his Black Sabbath partner Tony Iommi's current cancer battle, joking that he told the guitarist "if he dies, I'm gonna kill him."

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Receives Replicas of His Classic Guitar From Shop in England

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Hard-core Black Sabbath fans know the significance of Tony Iommi's retired red 1965 Gibson SG guitar — easily identifiable by its cartoon monkey sticker — to the band's catalog and touring history.

As the reunited Sabbath moves forward with a new album and tour, Iommi will be armed with two new replicas of the trusty guitar made specifically for him by a craftsman in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, England.

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Tony Iommi is Writing New Music While Fighting Cancer

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Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler says Tony Iommi is inspiring the rest of the band to work harder as they rehearse new songs for their upcoming album. The guitarist has already written two songs since being diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this month.

"I must say it has giv

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