Monday, April 6, 2020

Black Sabbath: Tony Iommi launches UK hospital charity auction

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is auctioning off autographed items from his personal collection to raise funds for Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity.

“We were about to announce a charity ‘evening with Tony Iommi’ to raise some money for the Birmingham hospitals, when this awful virus struck,” explains the rocker. “Now as all charitable events have been cancelled, I wanted to still do something to help. So, I’ve put a few things together of my own up for auction.

“All the money raised will go to the Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity. Please! I hope that you can help, they really do need our support! Without these doctors and nurses, what would we do....we owe them so much!

Among the items up for bids are a signed Epiphone SG guitar, a Japanese DVD set of "The End: Live in Birmingham", a "Dehumanizer" 2CD set, and many more.

“It’s a guitar that I use in the studio,” says Iommi. “And it’s a lefty because I’m left-handed. I’ll sign it, too. But I also have a spare right-handed guitar I keep handy for when friends drop in and want to jam. If Brian May calls round, I keep it handy so we can play together. I’ll put that one up if it’s more to the winning bidder’s taste.”

View and bid on Iommi’s fund-raising auction here; for more information about the charity and/or to donate directly, visit
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