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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Tony Iommi: New Video Interview Posted Online
November 3, David "Gus"
an interview with Tony Iommi. You can now watch the chat
memoir, "Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With
Black Sabbath", was released in the United States on November 1
in hardback by Perseus Books/DeCapo Press.
paid a six-figure amount at auction for the rights to the 352-page
book, which was described as "'Angela's Ashes' meets'The
Ground Beneath Her Feet' meets 'Spinal
Tap'" by Foundry Literary + Media co-founder Peter
McGuigan, who completed the North American rights deal for the
a recent interview with Guitar World magazine, Iommi explained
how his autobiography came together. "I had a chap called TJ
Lammers, who I met many, many years ago when he used to work
at Phonogram Records," he said. "He later became a
journalist and he had his own magazine. He lives in Holland and we've
stayed in touch over the years. I've had a few people say, 'Oh, I can
write a book for you,' but I wanted a different outlook to the normal
music journalist, and that's what happened. He came over to England
and stayed with me for a few days. Then he'd write it up, come back
again and do more. The whole thing took a couple years to
asked how his book is different to the typical rock
"I don't know. I don't read rock biographies, so it could be the
same, it could be different. It's just my life, really. It's about
what happened and what I grew up from, and how I've gone through life
to where I am now. It's something I probably should have done a long
time ago because there are so many books out now. I've been meaning
to do it for many, many years but never got around to it."
he and fellow original Black Sabbath members Ozzy
Osbourne, Geezer Butlerand Bill Ward assembled
earlier this year at Osbourne's home in California to play some
music "for a bit of fun, and to see if we could all play. It was
good, but it was just purely, 'Let's have a go and see what
happens.'" Iommi said
the group planned to get together again "very soon...to discuss
things and see what's going to happen and see what we're going to do.
It's all in the air at the moment, but it'd be nice to think we can
actually do something."
not give any hints about the press conference the group is holding in
Los Angeles, but said, "We're talking. We've always been
talking, to be honest. We've always been in touch with each other.
There might be a lawsuit in-between us, but we still talk to each
other like nothing's happened."
four original Black Sabbath members
will reunite for a press conference on November 11 at the Whisky A Go
Go in Hollywood, California - the same venue where the band made its
Los Angeles debut on November 11, 1970 (41 years ago), opening
for Alice Cooper -
exactly 11:11 a.m. They are widely expected to announce that they
have begun writing material for a new album in addition to preparing
to play their first live shows since the summer of 2005.