Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is issuing his 2011 memoir, "Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath," on paperback.
"I'm pleased to announce that the paperback version of my autobiography is released in the UK this week – Thursday 8th November,” posted Iommi. “For those of you in the USA, I'm afraid it's not until December 11th. It's got new chapters bringing everything up to date including my battle with lymphoma."
Upon its release last fall, Iommi’s tale of his history with the legendary band debuted at #35 on the New York Times "Hardcover Nonfiction" best sellers list.
“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 partial Black Sabbath reunion continues as Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler work on a new album with producer Rick Rubin while drummer Bill Ward sits out the planned reunion over a contract dispute. The band’s first studio album since 1978’s “Never Say Die” is due next April.
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