Iommi could play on your track
Playalong plan: Brian May
Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed plans to release an album consisting entirely of riffs written and played by Tony Iommi.
The aim is to allow fans to build their own songs out of the Black Sabbath axeman’s material.
The plan was uncovered via a Kerrang celebrity interview in which Iommi asked May: “When are we going to get to work on that album of riffs together? You know what I’m talking about.”
May replied: “Yes, I do know what he’s talking about and I’m very, very keen. The record was supposed to be a secret – but I guess he’s blown it now.”
He explained that, on a visit to Iommi’s studio, he discovered a huge catalogue of unused material. “I thought it would be great to make a compilation out of them. The idea was to put all these riffs out in some form so people could build their own sings of them. You could make your own music with Tony Iommi on guitar.”
It’s not been confirmed when such an album might appear. Iommi recently completed recording work on Sabbath’s first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, commenting: “It’s different altogether now. We’ve got much more of a thing going than what it was in them days. The new material’s really good – we’ve got some good stuff going.”