Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd members team up on cancer charity album

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed that he recently collaborated with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason on a song for an upcoming cancer charity album.

"I played on a track with Nick Mason a few weeks ago,” Iommi tells Spain's La Heavy magazine. “We're doing a charity record for cancer. I was asked if I'd play and come up with some riffs for it. There's a lot of other celebrities doing something for this album, so I said, 'Yeah, it'd be nice to do that.'

“I think there's Nick Mason, myself, and I think Ronnie Wood is gonna play a bit on this track as well. I'm not sure. But, yeah, it was just interesting to do that."

Iommi was diagnosed with blood cancer lymphoma in 2012 as Black Sabbath were preparing to record their final album, “13”; he underwent treatment throughout the accompanying tour and for years afterwards before revealing in 2016 that his cancer was in remission.

No further details about the charity project have been released at this time.

Iommi and Black Sabbath wrapped up a farewell tour in their hometown of Birmingham, UK in 2017; their final performance was featured on the live package “The End.”

Mason has been touring in recent years with his band, “Saucerful Of Secrets”; the group – whicb exclusively perform vintage pre-Dark Side Of The Moon era material by Pink Floyd – recently released the package, “Live At The Roundhouse.”

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