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Below is our complete Tony Iommi news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
The first full-length album from the British heavy metal pioneers Heaven and Hell since 1995's "Forbidden" is set to be released somewhere in late April of this year under the name Heaven and Hell. In addition to the fact that the album is to have 10 tracks such as "Rock N' Roll Jesus," "Neverwhere," "Breaking into Heaven," "Bible Black," and "Atom & Evil," the band has revealed that they're producing it alongside engineer Mike Exeter (who also produced Iommi's "Fuse" album). There's no word of whether there's going to be a Japanese bonus track. Joe Slieger had some commentary concerning Japanese bonus tracks, which can be read here. He'd also like you to look further into Classic Rock's interview with him for more details.
The track listing has been finalized for the Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler. The CD will be available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler tent for free, and as a consolation prize in the Village of the Damned at any of the game booths.
Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler track listing:
OZZY OSBOURNE – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
TONY IOMMI – "Dopamine"
GZR - "Pardon My Depression"
A DOZEN FURIES – "The Everlasting Grudge"
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – "A Vulger Picture"
THE HAUNTED – "No Compromise"
IT DIES TODAY – "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident"
SOILWORK – "Stabbing The Drama"
ARCH ENEMY – "Nemesis" (Rough Mix)
BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls"
GIZMACHI – "The Answer"
BURY YOUR DEAD - 'The Color of Money'
IN FLAMES – "My Sweet Shadow"
TRIVIUM – "A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation"
WICKED WISDOM – "Something Inside of Me"
An interview with Glenn Hughes has been posted at classicrockrevisited.com. In this interview (conducted by Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot, of all people), Glenn had some major praise for the as of yet unnamed album by Tony, which has no release date yet. Several excerpts from the interview:
Kevin: You played me the upcoming, not-yet-released Iommi-Hughes record today. I have to say that for a heavy metal record, it is just fucking huge.
Glenn: We finished it about a month ago with Kenny Aronoff. It is a mammoth, spectacle extravaganza record. It is a huge, huge album. It is classic rock and modern rock with Tony’s guitar sound and Big Daddy’s soulful overtones. It was written in Birmingham in October. Tony and I wrote about 18 songs. We realized we were missing something and we realized it so we brought in Kenny Aronoff. We didn’t want a session guy, instead we wanted someone who would play with us in a live setting. When we started playing with Kenny we knew we had what we wanted. The album was recorded between December 3rd and December the 20th at Monnow Valley in Wales. I think it really is a mammoth record.
Kevin: Will you and Iommi be doing anything live?
Glenn: Tony and I will tour the album properly when we get the right release date and the right tour in front of us. This album is too big to ignore.
Kevin: When is the release date for the album?
Glenn: I have heard the press will be flown into New York and London and have a listening party. It is a big record and when the fans hear it then they will understand why I am making such a big deal out of it. It makes a big statement.
Read the full article at classicrockrevisited.com.
A 8-tracked album of previously unreleased Iommi material with singer Glen Hughes will be released through Sanctuary Records on September 28, entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions" (view cover).
The track list is as follows:
From Another World
Don’t You Tell Me
Don’t Drag The River
Time Is The Healer
I’m Not The Same Man
It Falls Through Me
BLACK-SABBATH.com reports that TONY IOMMI intends to release what's commonly known as the "Eighth Star Bootleg" - this material was recorded back in 1996 for what was then to be Tony Iommi's first official solo album - the recording features performances by vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), keyboardist Don Airey (Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple) and drummer Dave Holland (Judas Priest).