Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath by Tony IommiIron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath by Tony Iommi

Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath

byTony Iommi

Paperback | December 11, 2012

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Black Sabbath is currently on "The End Tour,” which they have proclaimed as their final concert tour.

Iron Man
chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath, dubbed "The Beatles of heavy metal” byRolling Stone.Iron Manreveals the man behind the icon yet still captures Iommi's humor, intelligence, and warmth. He speaks honestly and unflinchingly about his rough-and-tumble childhood, the accident that almost ended his career, his failed marriages, personal tragedies, battles with addiction, band mates, famous friends, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his life as an artist.

Everything associated with hard rock happened to Black Sabbath first: the drugs, the debauchery, the drinking, the dungeons, the pressure, the pain, the conquests, the company men, the contracts, the combustible drummer, the critics, the comebacks, the singers, the Stonehenge set, the music, the money, the madness, the metal.

Title:Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black SabbathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.12 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306821451

ISBN - 13:9780306821455

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book was LIT Tony Iommi is a legend. And if you didn't already know that, you better get out of my face. This book will open up your eyes to a whole bunch of interesting things in regards to Mr. Tony Iommi / Black Sabbath, also Jethro Tull (Spoiler Alert) Tony Iommi played in Jethro Tull. Read this book if you like anything music related.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read of a most amazing life. From learning from the horses mouth how the tips of his fingers were severed to hi jinx with Ozzy to how those awesome sabbath tunes came to be and changed and influenced music forever! Tony is true grandfather of heavy metal and this read keeps you turning the pages to follow the riffmasters journey. From meeting Ozzy to his fight against cancer its all here and I am glad the riffmaster riffs on!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Book! Awesome book of a real guitar hero.
Date published: 2013-12-23

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly, 6/27[Tony Iommi is] “the undisputed originator of heavy metal.”Kirkus Reviews, 10/1/11“[Iommi is] most entertaining when describing the Sabbath’s incessant, hazardous prank-playing…The guitarist is not wholly unaware of the oft-ludicrous nature of his enterprise.” Publishers Weekly, 10/3/11“An important addition to the Black Sabbath story…Iommi’s autobiography is as direct as his music.” Booklist, 11/1/11“This memoir [is] dead certain to appeal to heavy-metal fans of all ages…With plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and fresh perspectives on some of music’s most notorious characters…this is a frank and honest look at a special part of rock history.” RollingStone.com, 10/24/11“The book recounts all the ups and downs the guitarist experienced with Ozzy Osbourne and company.”