It’s obvious that Tony Iommi is a rare and prodigious guitar talent, but did you also know that he’s a respected wise man of rock? A sage without compare, here are eight nuggets of wisdom from Uncle Tony.
From Geezer’s bass skills and coping with (onstage) disaster, to inventing light gauge strings and being the one constant throughout Sabbath’s long and winding career, Iommi's had one hell of a ride.
Click through the gallery to find out the guitarist's thoughts on life, the universe and everything, plus a few amusing anecdotes thrown in for good measure.
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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