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Tony Iommi Talks Possible Collaboration With Queen’s Brian May, Hints at Another Black Sabbath Gig

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Tony Iommi has revisited the idea from a few years ago when rumors were swirling that he and Queen‘s Brian May might do some sort of collaboration together. Speaking to EON Music, the guitarist says he and May got together recently and spoke about that very topic.

“Brian came up to my house a couple of weeks ago, and we started talking about it again, but it’s quite possible,” Iommi says. “We’d like to do it, but now he’s going on tour. But yeah, I’d like to do something with him.”

The longtime friends collaborated last on Iommi’s self-titled solo debut which came out in 2000. May appeared on two tracks, one of which featured Ian Astbury from The Cult on vocals and the other with Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters singing.

Iommi has a bit of extra time on his hands since Black Sabbath has retired from touring, ending this past February with a triumphant homecoming gig at Genting Arena in Birmingham, England. Rumors have persisted though that the band might not be quite finished just yet, and there might be some sort of concert at a football stadium in Birmingham.

“It was me talking about that, I started it!” Iommi says of the reports. “I think it would be nice to do that at some point. I haven’t spoke to the others about it, but it would be, honestly, and they’d be up for it. It’s early days yet, really. It hasn’t even sunk in as far as we’ve finished.”

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