Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi (born 19 February 1948) is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known as the founding member of pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, its sole continual member through multiple personnel changes.
[The Press, York] - “I think Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi invented the genre of heavy metal, though I might be putting my head on the block in saying that, but before Sabbath, all that obsession with the dark stuff just wasn't in music. “At the height of hippiedom, you had
[Wired.co.uk] - Not dissimilar to Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Jalava decided he should create his own replacement prosthetic -- one that was useful to his career. For Iommi, it was guitar-playing; for Jalava, it was computer programming. Story Written by Nate Lanxon
[Yahoo! omg! UK] - The reunion was especially unexpected after guitarist Tony Iommi's health troubles Having already deafened everyone at Download Festival earlier in June, Black Sabbath are also recording a new album, with guitarist Tony Iommi already having written 15
Raymond Froggatt first formed his band in Birmingham in 1964, surrounded by talented friends including the likes of Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi as well as the Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood among others.