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Video for Tony Iommi’s 2013 Eurovision Contribution ‘Lonely Planet’ Debuts

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the biggest honors of its kind, with the European Broadcasting Community countries annually battling it out to determine which country has composed the most popular song. This year Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi decided to back Armenia by lending his skills to writing and producing a song.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Has Song Selected for Eurovision Contest

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Eurovision is a long-running song contest dating back to the 1950s in which each participating country selects a song for the annual competition. This year's entry from Armenia just so happens to be co-written by Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Queen’s Brian May Plan to Collaborate on Guitar Riffs Album

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Paul Kane / Daniele Venturelli, Getty Images

Two masters of the guitar are apparently making plans to create a "riffs" album. Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Queen's Brian May are expected to begin this riffs record soon, which will allow fans to build their own songs using the recordings.

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2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards To Honor Metallica, Rob Zombie + Tony Iommi

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Theo Wargo / Michael Loccisano / Paul Kane, Getty Images

The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show looks to be the event's biggest ceremony to date, as Metallica, Rob Zombie and Tony Iommi will be among the honorees. This year's Revolver Golden Gods takes place May 2 at Los Angeles' Club Nokia and also features a headlining performance by Metallica.

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Tony Iommi Wins Rock Titan of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

In an incredibly close race that saw multiple lead changes throughout the entire voting process, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi narrowly beat out Slipknot / Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor for Rock Titan of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Thankful and ‘Looking Forward to Next Year’

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The end of the year offers the perfect time to reflect on where you're at in life, and you'd have to think that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has a brighter outlook on things now than he did earlier in 2012. The guitarist confirms as much in a newly posted year-end update.

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Black Sabbath Legend Tony Iommi Joins the National Guitar Museum Board of Advisors

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Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

Black Sabbath guitarist and master of the riff Tony Iommi has been welcomed into the National Guitar Museum Board of Advisors. Iommi strives to help preserve the legacy of the guitar through the traveling institution, which will showcase its unique exhibit in six different cities between now and September 2015.

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Former Black Sabbath Drummer Bev Bevan Voices Audiobook For Tony Iommi Autobiography

Paul Kane, Getty Images / Bev Bevan: Official Myspace
Paul Kane, Getty Images / Bev Bevan: Official Myspace

It's time for the holidays and you need stuff to add to your various wish lists. We're assuming that you've already asked for the paperback version of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi's book, 'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell,' as we suggested in our official Holiday Gift Guide, but another option is now available. The autobiography has been turned into an audiobook, read by former Black Sabbath / Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan.

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Wendy Dio Says Early Detection Appears To Be Helping Tony Iommi’s Cancer Recovery

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The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund recently had a chance to honor Dio's longtime friend and bandmate, Tony Iommi, who himself has been battling lymphoma over the past year. Dio's widow, Wendy, tells Loudwire that Iommi's early detection has been key in his recovery, and it may have even been her husband's death that led to the Black Sabbath guitarist getting checked out.

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Tony Iommi Offers Update on Progress of New Black Sabbath Album

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

We now know that Black Sabbath's as-yet-untitled new album is set to be released in April of 2013. Last night (Oct. 31), guitarist Tony Iommi was interviewed at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund awards in Hollywood, and he gave an update on the album's progress.

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