I’m directing y’all to a new interview I watched tonight for the first time. It was with Tony Iommi. Given there’s a new Black Sabbath album now in a couple of weeks, an interview with Tony is not a surprise. There’s bound to be a ton of them. But this one I wanted to draw special attention to. Why?
Because the guy doing the interview (Paul Cashmere of noise11.com) knows his shit. You can tell when people who don’t know or don’t care for Sabbath interview the guys. It’s the kind of interview where they ask Tony about his bloody (no pun intended) fingers yet again. So I was quite overjoyed to listen to this interview, and not only did Paul not ask stupid questions, he knows his shit. He asked Tony about the Forbidden album, the Seventh Star album, we namechecked the Dehumanizer album, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, Tony Martin…. I was shocked and impressed, because the overwhelming majority of press knows Sabbath existed without Ozzy, but they have no clue it existed outside of Ozzy *AND* Dio.
So yes, I really enjoyed this interview. Not only the stuff above, but it covers the old Sabbath stuff with Ozzy, the new album, Bill Ward, and Tony’s refreshingly honest about what songs Ozzy just can’t do live anymore (the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath stuff).
I’ve embedded it below for you to watch. If it doesn’t work for any reason, check out this link over at their site. Again, kudos to Paul Cashmere for this one!