Tony Iommi Finds 500 Riffs While Working On New Music

From Loudwire.

Since Black Sabbath wrapped their final concert in February 2017, guitarist Tony Iommi has taken his time determining his next musical step. He spent some time working with various charities and has hinted in the past year about returning to music. But a new Instagram post suggests that he’s approaching music in earnest, and may be doing so with an old friend.

In his post, the guitarist is seen hanging out with Queen’s Brian May, who is holding a small boombox. “Hard at work! In search of riffs – and finding about 500,” wrote Iommi. With someone with the guitarist’s extensive history, it would not be surprising if he had a wealth of guitar ideas just waiting to be fully realized. The appearance of May could lead to some speculation of a collaboration, but there has been no confirmation of the pair doing anything more than just hanging out as of yet.

Iommi has stated in a past interview that he and Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford have discussed working together “for ages,” adding, When the time’s right it would be nice to write a track or two, or whatever. I’d like to do that. It’s nice to work with people that you respect and like.” But as stated, no collaborations have officially been confirmed.

The Sabbath guitarist expressed his desire to record a new solo album last October, hinting at a winter start. “I’m still writing stuff; I’ve put ideas down on tapes. When all this nice, sunny weather goes and it gets grim, I shall start going in the studio and putting it down.” He went on to add, “I don’t know what it’s gonna be yet — whether it’ll be an instrumental album. I’ve been approached by a lot of people to do something with them.”

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  • Black Sabbath - Paranoid - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 19-Oct-2019 12:41)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (1980 UK issue of the classic 1970 7" single, also including Snowblind, card picture sleeve with matching picture label. The sleeve is Excellent with the odd crease & edgewear, whilst the vinyl still looks seldom played BSS101)

  • Black Sabbath - Live Evil - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 14-Oct-2019 09:53)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    BLACK SABBATH Live Evil (1983 UK 14-track double live LP, featuring the band fronted by Ronnie James Dio thundering through a set that includes Neon Knights, War Pigs, Iron Man, Fluff and many more, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light edgewear, whilst the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play - a great play copy SAB10)

  • Black Sabbath - Feels Good To Me - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 09-Oct-2019 16:02)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    BLACK SABBATH Feels Good To Me (1990 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Heaven And Hell & a live version of Paranoid recorded in Moscow in November 1989, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play EIRST148)

  • Black Sabbath - Paranoid - SuperSizeArt Numbered Print - UK - artwork - £195.00, $237.90, €216.45 (New Item) (arrived 07-Oct-2019 14:10)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    BLACK SABBATH Paranoid - SUPERSIZEART NUMBERED PRINT - Ideal for home framing in a frame of your choice.Morgan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art and in 2010 he was shortlisted and received display notices at The RoyalAcademy.Morgan currently shows at Galleries in London and Manchester and his work hangs at BBC Radio 2 and at BBC Radio 6Music. His series of 45RPM paintings are unique, with each single only ever painted once. Many are now owned by the originalartists suchas Ozzy Osbourne, Neil Diamond and Jerry Dammers as well as the music companies themselves: Morgan Howell FRSA Limited Edition Prints of his original 3D Paintings St.Albans, Hertfordshire His first Supersize 45 was House of the Rising Sun by The Animals painted in 2009 on The Columbia label.After seeing a large queue waiting to see the Boris Karloff film 'Black Sabbath,' the 'Earth' band changed its name in August 1969, deciding to create the musical equivalent of horror films. 'Paranoid' was written in the studio at the last minute. As Bill Ward explains: "We didn't have enough songs for the album, and Tony Iommi played the (Paranoid) guitar lick and that was it. It took twenty-five minutes from top to bottom." The single was released ahead of the album in September 1970 reaching #4 in the UK. Strictly limited to just 75 numbered copies Printed on fine art paper, signed, stamped and numbered by Morgan Howell Size: 430mm x 530mm (17" x 21") Note, this print is not framed and the image is a suggested frame style only. ** Produced at point of order and despatched by Morgan personally within 48 hours, Monday to Friday only**

  • Black Sabbath - Devil And Daughter - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2019 19:04)
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    BLACK SABBATH Devil And Daughter (1989 UK limited edition single-sided 7" Picture Disc single featuring a full colour group photograph on the A-side with a Celtic cross image on the reverse, clear PVC sleeve EIRSPD115)

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