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 Technical Ecstasy (1976 UK first issue 8-track vinyl LP on the Vertigo 'spaceship' label with 'Mely's' hand scratched in the run-out groove. The picture sleeve remains off white and in excellent condition with minor shelfwear andthe rare lyric insert has a little foxing but the vinyl has only light signs of play)
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BLACK SABBATH Vol 4 (Rare 1972 German first press 10-track LP on the Vertigo large 'swirl' label, housed in the original gatefold picture sleeve with integral colour photo booklet & 'Printed in Germany by H.O. Persiehl, Hamburg' inside right. The sleeve remains in Excellent condition despite some ring wear scuffing & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with barely any play)
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BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (2010 US limited edition remastered 5-track LP issue of the classic 1970 debut album, pressed on 180gram Vinyl. Comes housed in a heavy duty replica picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Excellent to Near Mint with few signs of play R11871) #Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
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BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (1976 Dutch issue of the 1970 7-track LP, housed in a matte gatefold picture sleeve with 'Printed & made by Almere Printing bv, Holland' text on the back. The sleeve shows a little scuffing around the edges and somefoxing to the inner gatefold, whilst the vinyl is clean & in Excellent conditon with just some minor signs of play NEL6002) #Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 2nd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.05, €39.55 (New Item) (arrived 21-Feb-2023 10:12)on March 24, 2023 at 4:43 pm
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973 UK second issue 8-track vinyl LP on the black & silver label with silver 'WWA' label logo, housed in matt gatefold picture sleeve with the inside image going all the way to the outer edges without a border. The rear of the sleeve states manufactured and printed in England with no reference to 'Howards Printers' and has 'album concept and design: Pacific Eye & Ear...' credit printed in a bold print on the back. The sleeve(VG) displays somenoticable general wear with scuffing , whilst the vinyl has a few surface scuffs & marks but remains in EX/VG condition WWA005)
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