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Tony Iommi vs. Synyster Gates – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2

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Black Sabbath guitarist and master of the riff Tony Iommi ran away with his victory against Morbid Angel's Trey Azagthoth in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Guitarist competition. Iommi has continued his legacy as a metal god with Sabbath's newest album, '13,' proving that despite

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Tony Iommi vs. Trey Azagthoth – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Morbid Angel Official Site
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Morbid Angel Official Site

Riff lord Tony Iommi has been churning out unforgettable music for over four decades now. You can argue that if it weren't for this Black Sabbath legend, heavy metal music as we know it may not have ever e

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: I Will Be Fighting Lymphoma for the Rest of My Life

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Although Tony Iommi's health has been improving since his early 2012 cancer diagnosis, some unfortunate news has been made public by the iconic Black Sabbath guitarist. Having thought his lymphoma was gone, Iommi was recently informed by his doctor that he most probably never be completely cancer-free.

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Tony Iommi Explains Why Black Sabbath Ended Negotiations With Bill Ward

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Black Sabbath are getting ready for their new '13' album, a disc that is noticeably missing original drummer Bill Ward. The drummer held out of the band's reunion, citing a contract dispute, and while there was hope that something could be worked out, ultimately guitarist Tony Iommi says the band had to move on.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Discusses Lymphoma Battle + Drive to Record New Music

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While bands may have a few bumps while making new records, it's nothing like what Black Sabbath dealt with while putting together the '13' album. Just as the metal legends were getting back together to work on new music, it was revealed that guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with cancerous lymphoma and needed to undergo treatment.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Loses Tips of Fingers – Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock

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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi is a godfather of heavy metal, but his career was almost cut short. As a 17-year-old, Iommi was involved in an industrial accident that resulted in the loss off the tips of middle and ring fingers on his right hand.

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Rachael Becker on Creating Guitar Straps for Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Geezer Butler

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Rachael Becker, strap maker and owner of Heavy Leather NYC, is the craftswoman behind the straps that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler are sporting on the road this year.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Thankful for Ozzy Osbourne’s Support During Lymphoma Treatment

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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has a lot to be thankful for as he continues his recovery from lymphoma cancer and he says the support of his bandmates, in particular Ozzy Osbourne, has been so welcome.

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Tony Iommi + Brian May Contemplate Releasing Guitar Pieces to Fans for Recordings

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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Queen's Brian May are no strangers to collaboration, but their next project could potentially find them musically teaming with fans. According to the Birmingham Mail, the veteran rockers are discussing the idea of taking recorded pieces of Iommi's music and then turning it over to fans for their own recordings.

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Ozzy Osbourne Offers Update on Black Sabbath Bandmate Tony Iommi’s Health

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Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath are getting ready for their return to the road in New Zealand and Australia this spring, followed by an expected North American trek in the summer. The band is making their first extended tour run since guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy last year, and Osbourne says his Sabbath bandmate is doing quite well.

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