Monday, July 14, 2014

Black Sabbath guitarist wants to work with Tom Jones

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says he would like to collaborate with iconic Welsh singer Tom Jones.

Classic Rock reports the idea stemmed from a 1998 spoof story in Kerrang! magazine that suggested Jones was going to be frontman for Black Sabbath for a concept album and tour based on a mythical monster visiting a Welsh pit village.

Though the story was a joke, it sparked a conversation between Iommi and Jones which led to a friendship between the two.

“I've met Tom a few times and we were talking one day and he said 'Did you ever see that thing in the press about me joining you guys?'” explained Iommi. “I said 'Yes, I did' and he said 'It's not a bad idea, is it?'”

“I like Tom, he's good,” adds the guitarist. “I'd actually like to do something with him. It could work.”

Iommi and Black Sabbath recently wrapped up a world tour in support of their latest album, “13.”

The group played three warm-up shows in 2012 before officially launching the "13" tour in New Zealand in April of 2013; they went on to play 84 shows by the time the trek was completed with a headlining date in London’s Hyde Park on July 4.

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