Tony Iommi talks tone and Black Sabbath's early days with Gibson TV

We could happily watch Tony Iommi (opens in new tab) talking about Sabbath while sitting in a medieval looking chair all day long, so imagine our delight at the news Gibson TV (opens in new tab) has read our minds.

A nearly hour long episode of the company's Icon's series finds the legend looking back on his Birmingham roots, his musical inspirations and of course; the makings of hugely influential playing style and tone. It's essential viewing as the legend gives a heavy history lesson. 

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Earlier this week was the 50th anniversary of Black Sabbath's self-titled debut and Tony reflects on how that album set the benchmark for them as they moved from the heavy blues of their beginnings to the foundations of heavy metal.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.