Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath

By Tony Iommi

Black Sabbath is at present on “The finish Tour,” which they've got proclaimed as their ultimate live performance tour.

Iron Man chronicles the tale of either pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and mythical band Black Sabbath, dubbed “The Beatles of heavy steel” via Rolling Stone. Iron Man unearths the guy at the back of the icon but nonetheless captures Iommi’s humor, intelligence, and heat. He speaks truthfully and unflinchingly approximately his rough-and-tumble formative years, the twist of fate that just about ended his profession, his failed marriages, own tragedies, battles with dependancy, band friends, well-known neighbors, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his lifestyles as an artist.

every little thing linked to challenging rock occurred to Black Sabbath first: the medicine, the debauchery, the consuming, the dungeons, the strain, the soreness, the conquests, the corporate males, the contracts, the flamable drummer, the critics, the comebacks, the singers, the Stonehenge set, the track, the cash, the insanity, the metal.

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