Tony Iommi talks about his latest interview: “I’m not opposed to doing anything”. He also playing more Black Sabbath concerts.
Tony is one of the most-known metal guitarists in the world. He is a member of Black Sabbath and also he played their final show on Feb. 4, 2017, in Birmingham, England. But he reveals possible to make an open door for a one-off show. Tony Iommi recently interviews with Eddie Trunk on his SiriusXM Trunk Nation show. They talk about one more concert and musicians have been talking daily during self-isolation.
Eddie was asked if Tony Iommi was happy with how BLACK SABBATH’s farewell tour, “The End” went more? and he replied:
“It was great to be able to go out and do a final tour. To be honest, I felt a bit bad [about] it, because it was basically my choice, my fault, because touring, for me, at that extent wasn’t a good thing physically. I mean, to get in at four o’clock in the morning from doing a gig, after you’ve done the gig, and fly back to the hotel — it was a lot late nights.
You’re living a life as I used to when I was 20. Even though we were traveling with the best conditions. We had our own plane, we had fabulous hotels, and we’d base ourselves in New York or Los Angeles for 10 days, or somewhere else, and do it like that. Go out, fly out, do the gig, come back, but by the time you’ve done that, you got back into the hotel, it’s three or four o’clock by the time you get to bed. And for me, now, it was just difficult, and my doctor said to me to try and calm it down a bit. And it just seemed like the right thing to do at that time.”
Then he added:
“Especially after Ronnie James Dio died. I really loved that period [with HEAVEN & HELL], back with Dio, we were really cracking on with that band. And it was a great band. And then we’d done the SABBATH [reunion] thing with Ozz [Ozzy Osbourne], which was great, to finish up. But I should think if Ronnie was alive, I’d probably be doing something with him now.”
Tony Iommi also reveals the possibility of playing a one-off gig with the Black Sabbath concert: “I think that it would be good if we could do that. The hard thing is, certainly with the band, because it’s such a big thing, you can’t just do an occasional show, because of the crew, and you have the whole setup. It would have to be a year or an 18-month tour… I’m not opposed to doing anything; I just would do it in a different way.”