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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Open to the Idea of Tom Jones Collaboration

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Tony Iommi says that while a collaboration with Tom Jones was once suggested for a prank, he and Jones are open to the idea of working together.

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Black Sabbath Play Final Scheduled 2014 Show as Tony Iommi Vows Band Will Tour Again

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath played their final scheduled show of 2014, which was rumored to be their last ever gig, but Tony Iommi has vowed the band will tour again.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Becomes College Music Professor

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Tony Iommi has officially been hired as a Visiting Professor of Music by Coventry University to help students on their songwriting and compositional skills.

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Could Black Sabbath’s July 4 Hyde Park Gig Be Their Last Show?

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath have been on a huge roll the last couple of years. Their comeback album '13' is a Grammy-winning smash hit and they've been playing sold-out shows all across the world. But could the legendary metal band's touring career be coming to a close?

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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Always Think Cancer Means Death’

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For over two years, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has battled cancer. Through songwriting, massive touring and all the work that comes with releasing a new album, Iommi has risen to the occasion, giving all he has to millions of Sabbath fans worldwide. Despite Iommi's incredible efforts, Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted that he initially thought Iommi was handed a death sentence by doctors.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Selling England Home for $4.3 Million

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

If you thought the Osbournes had a nice house, you should see where Tony Iommi lives. According to the Birmingham Post, the Black Sabbath guitarist has put his Lapworth, Warwickshire, home on the market and the residence is reportedly going for a cool £2.6 million, which is about $4.3 million in U.S. currency.

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Black Sabbath ‘Far Too Busy’ To Think About Another Album

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Most people in their mid-60s are thinking about retirement, but Black Sabbath are riding a wave of popularity and nonstop activity thanks to the success of last year's album '13.' The disc was so well received that fans want to know if and when the band will record another album.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Offers Latest Health Update, Outlook for 2014

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

The metal world's collective heart sank when it was announced in the beginning of 2012 that the godfather of metal himself, Tony Iommi, was battling lymphoma. However, the Black Sabbath guitarist has managed to persevere despite the diagnosis, and has started the new year with his latest health update.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Receives Honorary Doctorate of Arts From Coventry University

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BBC

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi is already the 'Rock 'N' Roll Doctor,' but the iconic guitarist is now an actual doctor thanks to Coventry University. On Nov. 19, Iommi received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts "in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music."

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi To Receive Honorary Degree from UK University

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

"Riff Lord" and "Godfather of Metal" are two nicknames that have been ascribed to guitar legend Tony Iommi, but now he has a more professional one: Doctor. That's right, the Black Sabbath founder and mainstay will have the prestigious honorary doctorate bestowed upon him by Coventry University in England.

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