If not for his impressive will to overcome, Tony Iommi's last day at his worst job ever could have ended one of rock's most legendary careers before it took off.

The Black Sabbath guitarist had the tips of two fingers on his fretting hand cut off while working at a sheet metal factory, and feared he'd never be able to play again. Luckily, some homemade prosthectics and a Django Reinhardt record from a friend helped him get back on the road to rock immortality.