Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Says He Has New Music “In The Pipeline”

During a recent interview with Guitar World, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) was asked about the possibility of new music once again. The guitarist responded by saying that he already has new material “in the pipeline.”

Iommi said the following:

“I want to start putting some stuff down. I was putting ideas down last year, but I haven’t done anything with them as yet. I’ve been working on and off with Mike Exeter, who has been my engineer for years now, remixing [Black Sabbath’s 1995 effort] ‘Forbidden’, the old Tony Martin/Cozy Powell/Neil Murray record, and we’ve really taken our time with that. But I said to Mike, ‘Once we’ve got this out of the way, we need to start putting these riffs down.’ So it’s in the pipeline.”

He also added the following when asked if he knows how is planning to present the music:

“I might do some stuff for films or for a TV series or something. I’d like to just get everything down and then decide if I’m going to have a singer or what else. But I’ve got hundreds of riffs. Brian May [Queen] came over a few months ago and we sat outside and I was playing him some of them. And he said, ‘You’ve got to do something with these — we’ve got to do something with these.’ Because we’ve talked about putting some stuff down. So I gave him three or four CDs full of riffs and he took off with them. And you know, he’s busy with Queen stuff all the time. But when the time is right, I suppose we will do something.”

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Auctioning Off Signed Epiphone SG Guitar And More For Charity

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) has launched an eBay auction to raise money for Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity. The guitarist said the following about that:

“The Tony Iommi auction to benefit the Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity is now live! All items are from Tony’s personal stash, all will be autographed, and the winner will get free shipping to wherever, that includes the Epiphone SG guitar! Some of the others include a Japanese DVD set of “The End Live in Birmingham”, a Dehumanizer 2CD set, and many more! You can view all the items for auction here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/queenelizabethhospitalcharity The shipping won’t be next day, but you won’t have to pay for it, and all proceeds will go straight to the charity.”

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) To Launch Charity Auction

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) has announced that he will be auctioning off some personal items to raise money for Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity. The auction is currently set to launch on Monday (April 6).

Iommi commented:

“News of a charity auction commencing Monday:

We were about to announce a charity “evening with Tony Iommi” to raise some money for the Birmingham hospitals, when this awful virus struck. Now as all charitable events have been cancelled, I wanted to still do something to help. So, I’ve put a few things together of my own up for auction. All the money raised will go to the Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity.

Please! I hope that you can help, they really do need our support ! Without these doctors and nurses, what would we do….we owe them so much! — Tony”

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) On The Possibility Of Releasing New Music: “I’ve Got Loads Of Stuff”

During a recent interview with Guitarist, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) was asked if he is planning to release new music. He responded by saying that he has “loads of stuff” and that he is hoping to “put it down properly.”

Iommi said the following:

“Well, that’s the million-dollar question. I’ve got loads of stuff. I keep saying to Ralph [Baker], my manager, ‘I want to put it down properly,’ but the engineer I’ve used for years, Mike Exeter, has gone on to do other things… I’d like to put some stuff down, but it won’t be a touring band. Actually, Brian May [Queen] came over and I gave him four or five CDs of riffs, and he’s going, ‘You’ve got to do an album with these, just put them out like that.’ I said, ‘No, I don’t want to do that. I’m going to do them properly.'”

He also added that he would like to get some other musicians involved:

“I sort of did it with the ‘Iommi’ album in 2000. I had Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan and all sorts of people on it. Another two embarrassing things that I didn’t go for was one where they said, ‘This chap wants to do something. Eminem.’ ‘Who the bloody hell is Eminem?’ I didn’t know, and I went, ‘Oh, no.’ And Kid Rock. So I turned a few people down that became quite big later, but I hadn’t the faintest idea. I’d tried to do it before with Planty [Robert Plant] and a few others, but it was so hard because of management and all that. But the last one, they really wanted to do it, and I enjoyed playing with different people.”