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Friday, May 31, 2013

Black Sabbath: New Tony Iommi Video Interview Available

Paul Cashmere of Australia's recently recently conducted an interview with Tony Iommi. You can now watch the chat below.

On drummer Bill Ward's decision to back out of the Black Sabbath reunion over a contractual dispute:

Iommi: "It's been a on-off thing with Bill for many years with me. It was disappointing. We were all disappointed in it. It happened before with Heaven & Hell. We wanted Bill to come in and Bill wanted to do it again. We got him in and he left again. We were used to it, really. It's a shame. We would have liked Bill to be on the album, and I'm sure Bill would have liked to have been on it, but it just got to a silly situation. It just didn't happen."

On being the only member of Black Sabbath to have never left the band:

Iommi: "It was just that I never left. I carried on. What do you do? You try and make the best of what you can. I enjoyed some of what we done. We did some really good stuff. With Dio, I thought 'Heaven And Hell', 'Mob Rules', they were good albums. 'Dehumanizer' and stuff. Also some of the stuff with Tony Martin [vocals] and Cozy [Powell, drums] I liked. When people aren't there, you try and replace it, and it's really difficult to replace original members, because that's the sound you have, you all create. I've done quite a few albums with Tony Martin, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray. We'd done 'Headless Cross' and the 'Forbidden' album, which was the last one we'd done with that lineup. I didn't really like that album."

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