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Iron Man : My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath - Tony Iommi

Iron Man

My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath


Published: 8th November 2012
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The name 'Tony Iommi' sends shivers down the spines of guitarists around the world.

As lead guitarist and songwriter of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the past four decades and the inventor of heavy metal. From working class, Midlands roots, his unique playing style - a result of a disfiguring hand injury he suffered working in a sheet metal factory ­- created a dark and gothic sound unlike anything that had been heard before and which captured the mood of its time. Sabbath went on to become a superband, playing to massive audiences around the world and selling millions of records, and Iommi led the life of a rockstar to the fullest - with the scars from all the drug-fuelled nights of excess and wildness to show for it.

In Iron Man, Iommi goes on the record about Black Sabbath and recounts his life story in detail and depth. It is the exclusive account of the life and adventures of one of rock's greatest heroes.

About the Author

Born in the midlands, Tony Iommi is the co-founding member of Black Sabbath, and creator of the sound that came to be known as Heavy Metal, one of the most enduring and important British contributions to popular music.


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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    [Tony Iommi is] “the undisputed originator of heavy metal.” -
    Publishers Weekly, 6/27

    “[Iommi is] most entertaining when describing the Sabbath’s incessant, hazardous prank-playing…The guitarist is not wholly unaware of the oft-ludicrous nature of his enterprise.” -
    Kirkus Reviews, 10/1/11

    “An important addition to the Black Sabbath story…Iommi’s autobiography is as direct as his music.” -
    Publishers Weekly, 10/3/11

    “This memoir [is] dead certain to appeal to heavy-metal fans of all ages…With plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and fresh perspectives on some of music’s most notorious characters…this is a frank and honest look at a special part of rock history.” -
    Booklist, 11/1/11

    “The book recounts all the ups and downs the guitarist experienced with Ozzy Osbourne and company.” -
    RollingStone.com, 10/24/11

    ISBN: 9781849833219
    ISBN-10: 1849833214
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 416
    Published: 8th November 2012
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.3