Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has ‘four or five hundred’ unused riffs on his phone

In a new interview with Neil jones from the United Kingdom Planet Rock, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony iommi He was asked if there was a chance that new music by him would be released in the not-so-distant future. He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “[There’s] good luck. I like to do that. I have so much stuff, I just want to start putting it together now. Because my phone has four or five hundred riffs on it. And I have to take them off. It’s about doing it – it’s the thing. It’s just an abundance of all of these things that I need to… Because the pandemic has put a damper on it, really. And me has been working and the engineer would come in and we were going through some things. But then when that happened and you couldn’t have anyone in the house or in the studio, it took a little while. And then I started to get involved in other stuff. And it begins again. I have to start doing these things right again. “

When Jones points out to Iommi this METALLIC guitarist Kirk hammett lost a phone with over 300 pieces of music in the process of creating the band’s latest studio album, “Wired … to self-destruct”, Tony said, “I heard that. It must be awful. Someone’s going to steal my phone now. [Laughs] It’s on my other phone. [Laughs]”

Iommi recently released a signature eau de cologne, a collaboration with the Italian luxury perfume house Xerjoff.

“Perfume of Darkness” is the product of a recent friendship forged during the pandemic between Iommi and Sergio Momo, acclaimed perfumer and creator of Xerjoff, well known for his unique and individual creations and collaborations in the world of perfume. Sergio is also an accomplished guitarist, and his fine fretwork can be heard on “Perfume of Darkness”, a new song Iommi published to promote cologne.

SABBATHthe last tour of, “The end”, concluded in February 2017 in Birmingham, ending the quartet’s revolutionary 49-year career. “The end” has been SABBATHthe last tour because Iommi can no longer travel for long periods.

Iommi revealed her cancer diagnosis in early 2012, shortly after SABBATH announced a reunion tour and album. He underwent treatment throughout the recording of the disc, titled “13”, and the following tour to promote it.

the BLACK SABBATH the guitarist successfully underwent surgery in January 2017 to remove a non-cancerous lump from his throat.

“13” was the first album in 35 years to present Iommi, a singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Butler Geezer all playing together.


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