Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Black Sabbath guitarist becomes teacher at Coventry University

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has taken up teaching at Coventry University.

Last month, Iommi carried out his first official engagement on campus as a Visiting Professor Of Music.

The guitarist visited the performing arts department's facilities and spent the afternoon talking to students and staff, answering questions about his legendary career as one of the founders of Black Sabbath.

"To watch Tony interact with the students was an absolute privilege,” said Dr. Geoff Willcocks, Coventry University's Director Of Arts And Culture. “He was incredibly generous and open with them about all aspects of his work. Tony is without doubt a rock icon and he's an inspiration to so many people around the world. It's wonderful to have such an important and respected international figure working with us."

"It is a tremendous honour to have Tony here with us as a Visiting Professor,” added Dr. Sara Reed, Head Of Department For Performing Arts at the University. “His huge wealth of experience and musical knowledge is beyond
value to our students. It's a fantastic opportunity for them to learn from such an immensely talented individual and all in the department sincerely look forward to working with Tony in the future."

Iommi is expected to return to Coventry in the fall, following the conclusion of Black Sabbath’s “13” world tour, which wraps up with a July 4 show in London’s Hyde Park.

Last fall, Iommi received an Honorary Doctorate Of Arts degree from the institution.

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