As the only member to have appeared in every incarnation of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi hasn't been the most prolific solo artist. In fact, this keeper of the flame has only releasing two albums as a leader – 2000's 'Iommi' and 2005's 'Fused.' It's not Iommi's fault, however, as even his solo ideas tended to get absorbed into Black Sabbath. For instance, 1986's 'Seventh Star' was to be his proposed debut, before label executives insisted it be released under the Sabbath banner. Most of his work since retains a connection back to Black Sabbath. Glenn Hughes, the vocalist on 'Seventh Star,' later reunited with Iommi for 'Fused,' and was featured on a collection of sessions tracks titled '1996 DEP Sessions.' Iommi also collaborated with Black Sabbath contributors Ozzy Osbourne and Ian Gillan on the guest-packed 'Iommi' and 2012's 'WhoCares,' respectively. He made an appearance on the 2006 release 'Gillan's Inn,' too.
Why Tony Iommi Let Black Sabbath Choose Which Riffs to Use
Guitarist says he relates more to “Iron Man” than “Paranoid.”
Tony Iommi Recalls Black Sabbath’s ‘Dying Cat’ Studio Session
They brought violin and cello to record track for ‘Vol. 4’ then realized there was more to it.
Why Black Sabbath's Dio Era Forced Tony Iommi to 'Work Harder'
Guitarist delves deeply into a four-album collaboration that challenged and excited the band.
Tony Iommi: Heaven and Hell With Rob Halford ‘Won’t Happen Now’
Guitarist appears to write off Vinny Appice’s hopes for continuing where Ronnie James Dio left off.
Tony Iommi ‘Amazed’ by Eddie Van Halen’s Arthritis Struggle
Black Sabbath guitarist shares memories of “fabulously caring” friend.
Tony Iommi Recalls Black Sabbath’s Spooky ‘Fifth Member’
Guitarist says the band was accompanied by “over-self” and cites “loneliness” as one reason for breakup.
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Never Been Closer to Tony Iommi
Guitarist’s support over past 18 months “means the world” to the singer, even though they “never got on for years.”
Tony Iommi’s Struggle with ‘Horrible’ ‘Paranoid’ Solo
Black Sabbath guitarist hated the sound used on breakthrough single.
Brian May Says Riff Project With Tony Iommi Still Has a 'Chance'
Queen and Black Sabbath guitarists have been teasing a collaboration since 2013.