Thursday, September 15, 2011

Black Sabbath guitarist confirms London book signing

The October 13 release of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi’s autobiography, “Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath,” is only a few weeks away.

The book will be released in Europe on October 13 through Simon & Schuster, and in the United States on November 1 in hardback by Perseus Books/DeCapo Press.

“Iron Man” reportedly chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath, dubbed "The Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone.

“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.

Last month, Iommi announced that he will undertake a select number of signings in the U.K. and New York to promote the book’s launch, and he has now confirmed his first date.

Tony will be signing copies of "Iron Man" at London, England's HMV FOPP on Monday, October 17. Admission is free but a ticket is required.

Please visit the sites below for instructions on how to secure your tickets:


Fans should note that Tony will only be signing copies of his book "Iron Man"…any memorabilia or outside items will not be signed.

Rumors continue to circulate that the original Black Sabbath lineup – Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward – are working behind closed doors on a new album and plan to tour in 2012.

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