There’s tons of interest in Black Sabbath these days, especially now that the band’s reunion has been made official.
Some of that fan interest has spilled over into success for guitarist Tony Iommi’s memoir, "Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath."
Iommi’s tale of his history with the legendary band has landed at #35 on the New York Times "Hardcover Nonfiction" best sellers list, which you can see here.
The book was released in the US on November 1.
“Iron Man” 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.
The Black Sabbath reunion involves a world tour, which kicks off June 10, 2012 at the Download Festival, as well as a new Rick Rubin-produced album – their first since 1978’s “Never Say Die.”
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