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Tony Iommi Has Loads” Of New Material Ready To Record

Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi is sitting on a wealth of material that he wants to commit to tape.

Black Sabbath may be over, but Tony Iommi has revealed that he has loads” of new material ready to record.

In an interview for Guitar World discussing his epic Tony Iommi Monkey” 1964 SG Special Replica guitar, the legendary six-stringer was asked if he had any plans to make new music with this custom axe – be it for a solo project, or collaborations. 

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Well, that’s the million-dollar question,” he replied. 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, [Queen guitarist] Brian May 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,’” Tony continued. I said, No, I don’t want to do that. I’m going to do them properly.’”

Speaking to Kerrang! last year about how his workload hasn’t really lessened since the end of Sabbs, Tony explained, I still have to keep feeling like I’m on tour. It’s funny – I am sitting back and seeing what happens for a bit, because I’ve always been in a rush over the years, but I’m still touring in my head. It’s peculiar, I can’t lose it. I still have to do something. I can’t sit still – I have to be involved in something.”

He added that he had thousands of riffs” to go through, but admitted, I don’t know what to do with them yet.”

There’s a lot of things in my head that I want to do, it’s just being able to get the chance to do them all,” he continued. I can’t do everything at once.”

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Posted on April 2nd 2020, 12:46p.m.
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