Riff for riff, few rock guitarists measure up to Anthony Frank Iommi, whose guitar work with Black Sabbath in the early 1970s personified heavy metal. On November 1st, Tony Iommi's autobiography, Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath,
will be published by Da Capo Press. Co-written with T.J. Lammers, the
book recounts all the ups and downs the guitarist experienced with Ozzy
Osbourne and company. Iommi recently talked to Rolling Stone about
why he chose to pen his autobiography now, his friendship with Led
Zeppelin's John Bonham and the chances of a Sabbath reunion.
What made you decide to write your life story now?
because I had a bit of time to do it. I've been trying for years, to be
honest. I remember at about 1985, the idea was to do one then, and I
worked with a guy in America. It just got too hectic. I couldn't carry
on, so I stopped. So it took all those years later to do it, and I
decided to do it again.
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