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 - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 06-Oct-2022 09:00)on October 6, 2022 at 10:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1980 Dutch issue of the 1973 8-track LP, including the classic title track & the synth heavy 'Sabbra Cadabra' guest starring Rick Wakeman, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve does have some notable edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play NEL6017)
- Black Sabbath - Live At Last - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.60, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 15:19)on October 6, 2022 at 10:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH Live At Last (1980 UK 9-track vinyl LP released by Nem Records with picture labels, considered unofficial at the time as it was released without permission from the band - Recorded at Manchester and The Rainbow Theatre in Londonduring March 1973, this was intended to be released but, being unhappy with the results, the band shelved the project until former manager, Patrick Meehan, arranged the release in 1980. The band eventually came to acknowledge the recording andissued the whole album as part of the two disc live compilation 'Past Lives' in 2002. The glossy picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear to the edges / corners but the vinyl itself has only light signs of play BS001)
- Black Sabbath - Neon Knights + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 12:56)on October 6, 2022 at 10:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH Neon Knights (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including a live recording of Children Of The Sea. The paper picture sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl is Excellent with only light signs of play SAB3)
- Black Sabbath - Tomorrow's Dream - 1st - Wide - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $20.34, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 16:36)on October 6, 2022 at 10:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH Tomorrow's Dream (Classic original 1972 UK wide centred 7" vinyl single on the Vertigo 'swirl' label, also including Laguna Sunrise. The vinyl comes issued within the wavy-cut Vertigo 'swirl' company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains Excellent with a few cosmetic surface marks)
- Black Sabbath - Seventh Star - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $56.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 16:25)on October 6, 2022 at 10:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH Seventh Star (1986 UK 9-track vinyl LP - Chronologically, this was the twelfth studio album from Black Sabbath and is labelled 'featuring Tony Iommi', however, strictly speaking, Iommi is the only original band member to perform on this album, alongside long-time friend & former Deep Purple bassist Glen Hughes on vocals. Housed in a glossy glossy picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve displays some light general wear mostly to to the edges & corners, whilstthe vinyl looks barely played)