By Steve Newton
When I interviewed legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi in 2007 he had recently reunited with Ronnie James Dio for a tour under the band name Heaven and Hell, which was used to differentiate it from the Ozzy Osbourne-fronted version of Sabbath.
At the time there were a few other big reunion tours in the news, specifically the Eagles and the Police, which would lead to sold-out shows around the globe.
So I asked Iommi if the felt that the popularity of those old groups getting back together was simply due to nostalgia–or whether it was because music was just better back then.
Have a listen: