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Tony Iommi, August 2009

Tony Iommi
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

Tony Iommi
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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

Eric Peterson
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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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi ‘Extremely Nervous’ Before Birmingham Gig

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Tony Iommi has gone through plenty over this past year, but it was all smiles after Black Sabbath's performance this past Saturday in Birmingham, England.

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Axl Rose, Tony Iommi, James Hetfield + More Featured in ‘Classic Rock Avengers’ Poll

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'The Avengers' set a record for the biggest opening weekend ever, raking in over $200 million. That shattered the old mark by 2010's 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' by almost $40 million. The movie features a collection of superheroes such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor and others.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan to Release WhoCares Album

WhoCares
WhoCares - Official

It was one of the most welcome surprises of 2011, and now comes word that the collaborative effort WhoCares featuring Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Deep Purple's Ian Gillan will be more than just a one-off charity single project.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Offers Update on His Current Health

Tony Iommi
Paul Kane, Getty Images

Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist and hero to many, Tony Iommi, has just released an update on his current condition. As many of you already know, Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma shortly after the announcement that the original Black Sabbath members were to write a new album and embark on a world tour.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Turns 64

Tony Iommi
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Today (Feb. 19) marks the 64th birthday of legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, hailed by many as the godfather of heavy metal music.

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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne: If Tony Iommi Dies, I’m Gonna Kill Him!

Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne
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While fan outcry grows over the recent rift between Bill Ward and the rest of his bandmates in the newly reunited Black Sabbath, guitarist Tony Iommi continues his battle against cancer -- and he can count on vocal support (in more ways than one) from Ozzy Osbourne.

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Ailing Tony Iommi Still Writing New Black Sabbath Songs, Says Geezer Butler

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Normally, a cancer diagnosis can sideline a person from work, play or otherwise. In the case of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, the riff master is as productive as ever in the wake of the devastating news that he is battling lymphoma.

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