Happy Birthday Tony Iommi!
Happy Birthday to the Godfather of Heavy Metal himself, Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi, who turns 65 today!
Of course, Black Sabbath are back and recording under their original moniker this year with new album 13, which will be released in June via Vertigo and was recorded in LA, with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk joining original Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for the recording sessions.
Produced by Rick Rubin, the album news follows a year in which we saw Sabbath recover from the shocking news that Tony Iommi had been diagnosed with cancer to play a triumphant homecoming show in Birmingham and close Download 2012. This year, Sabbath have already confirmed an Australian tour, as well as the first ever Japanese Ozzfest.
Anyway, we now know we’re getting a new Black Sabbath album in June. Roll on June. Oh, GOD, roll on June.
The Birthday Boy is also the cover star of our current issue! Which is nice.