“One thing Ronnie did to me – and he really did get me – was when we were recording the ‘Dehumanizer’ album in Rockfield Studios in Wales.
"I’d just bought a new Range Rover and I came down in that. I went outside one day and Ronnie said, ‘Tone, there’s a load of oil underneath your car.’ ‘I said – you’re kidding, it’s brand new!’ And what they’d done is they’d gone out and bought a gallon of oil and tipped it all under the car.
"So I saw this oil and thought, ‘Bloody hell!’ They never let on straight away that it was a joke and I was a really pissed off. I went to the Range Rover and I thought, 'I can’t start it in case it’s the gear box and it’s going to blow up'. They kept me going on about it – the buggers. And eventually they told me it was a joke. I’d bollocked everybody!”
Total Guitar issue 223 (on sale 28 December to 27 January) features a full tab of Black Sabbath classic ‘Children Of The Grave’, as well a backing tracking, a guide to nailing the tones and the story behind the song.
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