Tony Iommi


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Iommi was a founding member of global heavy rock icons Black Sabbath. Yet he started out wanting to be a Jazz musician. Until, at the age of 17, Iommi lost the tips of the middle and ring fingers of his right hand in an industrial accident on his last day of work in a sheet metal factory. Iommi described how he “was told ‘you’ll never play again’.  It was just unbelievable.  I sat in the hospital with my hand in this bag and I thought, that’s it – I’m finished.” He wasn’t, and he went on to become a seminal figure in world rock. “Even to this day it’s still a problem,” admits Iommi, “I had to try and come up with a heavier sort of sound for the Sabbath thing, because there’s certain things I couldn’t play.  So I play a lot in E and let the open E string ring out. Eventually, I got a way of playing that suited me.”  He certainly did, so much so that Jeff Kitts and Brad Tolinski of Guitar World say that “grunge, goth, thrash, industrial, death, doom… whatever. None of it would exist without Tony Iommi”