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 - Devil And Daughter - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-Mar-2021 10:05)on March 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm
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. The clear PVC sleeve shows minimal wear and the disc appears barely played EIRSPD115)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 3rd - No Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 11-Feb-2021 10:35)on March 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Mid 70s UK issue of the 1973 8-track LP on a black & silver label with white 'WWA' lettering, gatefold picture sleeve bordered inside. The sleeve has minor wear, whilst the vinyl looks seldom played WWA005)
- Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 - Super Deluxe Edition (5LP) - UK - vinyl box set - £149.99, $203.99, €167.99 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:00)on March 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm
BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (2021 UK/EU Ultimate Black Sabbath Package 5-LP Super Deluxe Edition 180-gram vinyl box set featuring the Original Album Remastered, 2-LPs of Unreleased Outtakes mixed by Steven Wilson, 2-LPs Live In The UK 1973, 60-page book with photos, artwork, liner notes and a colour poster. Sealed inside its picture box and original outer shipping carton. Recommended)
- Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 - Super Deluxe Edition (4CD) - UK - cd album box set - £99.99, $135.99, €111.99 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:01)on March 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm
BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (2021 UK/EU Ultimate Black Sabbath Package 4-CD Super Deluxe Edition box set featuring the Original Album Remastered, 2-CDs of Unreleased Outtakes mixed by Steven Wilson, CD Live In The UK 1973, 60-page book with photos, artwork, liner notes and a colour poster. Sealed inside its hype stickered picture box. Recommended)
- Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell - 180gm Test Pressing - US - vinyl LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2021 13:16)on March 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm
BLACK SABBATH Heaven & Hell (Super Rare Test Pressing for the 2009 US 8-track LP pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl, the classic fully remastered Ronnie James Dio led album from 1980 with custom Rainbo Records studio labels with no annotations & hand scratched matrices in the run-offs. Very few of these would have been made & even fewer would have escaped the pressing plants into the hands of the general public. The vinyl is in near 'as new' condition! R13372)