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 - Never Say Die! - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $75.00, €67.20 (New Item) (arrived 10-Aug-2020 11:06)on August 12, 2020 at 8:16 am
BLACK SABBATH Never Say Die! (1978 UK Vertigo 'spaceship' label 9-track vinyl LP, housed in a fully laminated picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. Both sleeve and vinyl show only minimal evidence or storage or indication of play, remaining in Near Mint condition overall)
- Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $81.25, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jul-2020 12:26)on August 12, 2020 at 8:16 am
BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (1975 Japanese-only 8-track vinyl LP compilation, unique pasted picture sleeve with English song lyrics on the reverse. The shows has some wear mostly to the edges but without any splits or rips, the vinyl has just a few very light cosmetic surface scuffs. Overall an excellent example of this hard to find pressing PAT-1003)
- Black Sabbath - Sabotage - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $118.75, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2020 10:30)on August 12, 2020 at 8:16 am
BLACK SABBATH Sabotage (Rare 1975 UK first issue 8-track LP with 'Nems Records & Tapes' logo and catalogue number '9119 001', textured picture sleeve with the same catalogue number on the spine & the back. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with some scuffing to the edges & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 10:29)on August 12, 2020 at 8:16 am
BLACK SABBATH The Eternal Idol (1987 UK 9-track vinyl LP, the thirteenth studio album from the iconic metal band which was the first to feature vocalist Tony Martin, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve is Excellent with just a little light general wear and has a vintage price sticker on the front, and the vinyl shows only light signs of play VERH51)
- Black Sabbath - Live Evil - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 13:17)on August 12, 2020 at 8:16 am
BLACK SABBATH Live Evil (1983 Dutch 14-track double live LP on the Vertigo 'Spaceship' label, 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 displays just a little light general wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played)