The metal community was rocked earlier this week by the revelation that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was suffering from lymphoma. His diagnosis came right in the middle of Black Sabbath's comeback trail, which includes a new album and touring. A flood of support from fans and fellow musicians followed the announcement of his illness. Now, the legendary axeman has issued his first personal statement on the matter.
Music fans going to this year's Coachella Festival were blessed yesterday with the news of Refused and At the Drive-In reuniting and claiming a spot in the lineup, but today we've all been given a punch to the gut. According to Billboard, Black Sabbath were scheduled as one of the headliners for 2012's Coachella, but have pulled out due to Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma diagnosis.
Tough news to report, as Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with lymphoma, which is a cancer that forms in the lymph nodes. The good news is that it's been caught in the early stages and the guitar deity is currently in discussions with his doctors to determine the best course of treatment to fight the disease.
Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is about to release his autobiography, 'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath.' The master of the riff promises to reveal all about the band's inner workings in the tell-all book. Perhaps inspired by his own work, Iommi offered some insight into his relationship with original Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne during an interview with Metro.