It’s no surprise Tony Iommi is revered by guitar players worldwide. Black Sabbath‘s first self-titled LP was released on Friday 13 February 1970 – turning 50 this month. It’s not hard to see why the album is often cited as the moment heavy metal was birthed, with its unnerving cover art and heavy, blues-inspired riffs – and Iommi and co. to this day remain a force to be reckoned with when it comes to guitar music.
The latest episode of Gibson TV sits Iommi down (in a fittingly dramatic chair) for an hour-long discussion of his career, including finding his signature guitar tone, the accident that saw him lose the tips of his fingers on his fretting hand, and the chaos of being on the road in Black Sabbath. Take a look at the interview above.
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