Tony Iommi on a New Sabbath Album

On July 23rd, the Rocky Mountain News website posted an interview with Tony Iommi in which they talk about a variety of subjects. But is what most interesting is that Tony talks about the attempt to record a new Sabbath album in 2001. Here’s what Tony said about that.

The band took a run at recording some new songs a few years ago, but “it just came to an end, really,” Iommi says. “We didn’t go any further, and it’s a shame because they were really good.
“It’s quite different recording now. We’ve all done so much in between. In those days there was no mobile phone ringing every five seconds. When we first started, we had nothing. We all worked for the same thing. Now everybody has done so many other things. It’s great fun and we all have a good chat, but it’s just different, trying to put an album together.”

I do give them credit though – in this day and age, a Sabbath article talks usually about Ozzfest, this one talked about some other aspects of the band’s history. Not a lot of detail, but I was surprised they were mentioned at all (like Ozzy’s first replacement, Dave Walker). Check out the full article here.
In an unrelated Tony Iommi remark, there’s a pretty long audio interview with Tony available over at – as I write this, I haven’t listened to it, but I thought I’d mention it here (it has nothing to do with the Rocky Mountain News one I just mentioned).