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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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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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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan to Release ‘WhoCares’ 2-CD Collection

Tony Iommi / Ian Gillan
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For those of you who are fans of Black Sabbath's Ian Gillan years, we've got some great news to report. Sabbath guitar master Tony Iommi and Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan have teamed up once again for the release of a 2-CD collection under the moniker of WhoCares. The compilation will contain the two 2011 singles the duo released for charity, 'Out of My Mind' and 'Holy Water,' under the WhoCares band name, along with rarities from the careers of both musicians.

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Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund to Hold Halloween Benefit Honoring Tony Iommi

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In memory of legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, a second annual awards and concert gala to benefit his 'Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund' has been scehduled to be thrown on Halloween night. This year's King of Rock 'n' Roll Award will go to Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, who recently announced he was battling lymphoma.

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Tony Iommi, August 2009

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi joined forces with fellow Black Sabbath bandmate and bassist Geezer Butler, the late great Ronnie James Dio on vocals and Vinny Appice on drums to form the group Heaven & Hell.

Heaven & Hell last toured in the States in 2009, b

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Discusses Writing While Undergoing Chemotherapy

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Paul Kane, Getty Images

Black Sabbath have always been able to tap into the dark side, but we wonder exactly how the music will sound that was written while guitarist Tony Iommi was going through chemotherapy sessions for lymphoma treatment. The guitarist recently finished his treatments, but says that the physically draining sessions didn't deter him creatively.

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Testament Guitarist Recalls Sharing ‘Sweet Leaf’ with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Geezer Butler

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Liz Ramanand, Getty Images

We all love the classic Black Sabbath cut 'Sweet Leaf' from their 1971 album, 'Master of Reality,' but Testament guitarist Eric Peterson has an entirely different, more in-depth connection with the song -- and understandably so, as the guitarist recently reminisced about sharing some 'Sweet Leaf' with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

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