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 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1980 French issue of the 1973 8-track vinyl LP, including the classic title track and synth heavy 'Sabbra Cadabra' starring Rick Wakeman, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with minor discolouration inside the gatefold and the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play NEL6017)
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BLACK SABBATH Blackest Sabbath (1989 German-pressed 18-track double vinyl LP including a collection of their greatest tracks from 1970-1987, embossed gatefold picture sleeve with picture inners. The sleeve shows just the lightest edgewear andthe vinyl looks barely played)
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BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (Deluxe 2009 issue UK 'Deluxe Expanded Edition' 2-LP vinyl set - For the first time-ever, the blueprint, or rather black-print, to Sabbath's musical plan can be scrutinised via a myriad of previously unreleased studio outtakes, recently unearthed and compiled as additional bonus discs accompanying the band genre defining 1970 album 'Paranoid'. Originally released in September 1970, 'Paranoid' contains some of their most famous work, including the songs 'Iron Man', 'WarPigs' and the title track; and now comes expanded with the extremely rare 1974 Quadrophonic mix. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with picture inners. The sleeve shows just the lightest storage wear and the vinyl is in near mint condition)