The Tony Iommi Tapes, 2007: on making music from scratch and earning your success

iommitapephoto

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:

 

Iommi Tapes #1 (1984)

Iommi Tapes #2 (1984)

Iommi Tapes #3 (1984)

Iommi Tapes #4 (1984)

Iommi Tapes #5 (1984)

Iommi Tapes #6 (1984)

Iommi Tapes #7 (2007)

Iommi Tapes #8 (2007)

Iommi Tapes #9 (2007)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s