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 - Volume 4 - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $76.20, €68.40 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2019 11:07) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
BLACK SABBATH Volume 4 (1974 UK WWA issue of the classic 1972 10-track LP, great gatefold picture sleeve with integral full colour booklet. The sleeve is Excellent [tiny sticker mark & very small thumbnail split to the back panel] with superb, clean panels & intact booklet. The vinyl too remains in Excellent condition with barely any play WWA009) […]
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 3rd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $57.15, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2019 09:33) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
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 with smooth lyric inner. The sleeve has some light edgewear and a little discolouration on the reverse, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An excellent copy of this forty year old pressing WWA005) […]
- Black Sabbath - Paranoid - 4th - WWA Stickered Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £85.00, $107.95, €96.90 (New Item) (arrived 14-May-2019 10:41) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (Mid 1970s UK 8-track LP on the Vertigo 'Spaceship' label, the second studio album originally released in 1970, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with scarce 'WWA007' catalogue sticker to the reverse. The spaceshiplabel variants were only produced for a very limited time due to Sabbath falling out with Vertigo and moving to the newly formed WWA label. The production run was halted and they were reissued with WWA labels instead although with the Vertigomatrices. The sleeve shows just some light wear with a scratch to the front laminate and the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play - a superb copy)) […]
- Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-Apr-2019 14:42) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
BLACK SABBATH Master Of Reality (1974 UK issue of the classic 1971 8-track LP with Vertigo stampers '6360050 1Y//2 & 2Y//1' in the run off groove, housed in a fully laminated lyric sleeve. The cover shows just a little shelf wear & the vinyl is Excellent with light cosmetic wear & minimal sign of play WWA008) […]
- Black Sabbath - Headless Cross - UK - 12" vinyl - £19.99, $25.39, €22.79 (New Item) (arrived 29-Apr-2019 10:25) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
BLACK SABBATH Headless Cross (1989 UK 3-track Full Version 12" single, also featuring the 7" Version & Cloak & Dagger. The glossy picture sleeve displays some light wear mostly along the top open edge, whilst the vinyl looke barely played EIRST107) […]