Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Black Sabbath: Tony Iommi autobiography details released

Man, oh, man…the rock books just keep on coming.

Steven Tyler’s is available as of today, Sammy Hagar’s book recently hit #1, and now there’s another rock monster on the horizon.

Details are coming out about Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi’s upcoming autobiography, “Iron Man: My Life With Black Sabbath And Beyond.”

According to a book description:

“Iron Man” chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath. Iron Man reveals the man behind the icon, yet still captures Iommi’s humor, intelligence, and warmth. He speaks honestly and unflinchingly about his rough-and-tumble childhood, the accident that almost ended his career, his failed marriages, personal tragedies, battles with addiction, band mates, famous friends, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his life as an artist.

Everything associated with hard rock happened to Black Sabbath first: the drugs, the debauchery, the drinking, the dungeons, the pressure, the pain, the conquests, the company men, the contracts, the combustible drummer, the critics, the comebacks, the singers, the Stonehenge set, the music, the money, the madness, the metal."

The book is reportedly not yet completed, but already has release dates posted on Amazon UK (October 13, 2011) and Amazon US (November 1, 2011).

Stay tuned.

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See also:

Jack Osbourne planning Black Sabbath horror film
Black Sabbath: Born Again reissue due in May
WhoCares: Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi & Friends to release charity single
Heaven & Hell: Live From Radio City Music Hall on Blu-ray this May
Geezer Butler: No Black Sabbath reunion planned