Once I started reading I think there was a day when I read 80 pagesIt was such a pleasure hearing Tony talk in depth about many aspects of recoding ach Sabbath albumVery Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! enjoyable for me Worthvery penny I was honestly sad when I finished reading I started listening to Black Sabbath in the Cannibal early 70 s and their music was influential towards my learning tonjoy so many types of rock music This book brings you back and
you can see why Black Sabbath was such a great band can see why Black Sabbath was such a great band yet just regular guys Tony s stories are great and in a simple way they document why this decade of music is timeless If you like the music you will Mastered (The Enforcers, enjoy this book andnd up with a whole new perspective on heavy metal and hard rock Incredible stories He s been through so much highly ntertaining Not the typical overcome adversity trouble with fame and drug problems There is that but also the producer tax issues divorces practical jokes writers block and health issues asy to read since it s written in a conversational style He s very articulate I happened to get the updated version which I was glad about as it covered his health scares Alter Ego etc Unlike the reviewer who seemed to want all that psychoanalytical claptrap I just wanted FACTS TRIVIA HISTORY THE TRUTH And boy I got it at last Forget notions about that s only HIS version ofvents I now fully believe HIS xplanation of all those myths and tales we ve heard for years It is written so well like he s speaking to your face in his own words Honest Down to arth Full of so many little aside comments and stories which he rightly thinks would be of interest It pretty much cemented how I rated Sabbath before ie Tony IS Black Sabbath when all s said and done Without his riffs forget it Some will rave about Ozzy s persona or Geezer s lyrics but whilst they added to things I admit they are both very very secondary As for Bill Ward well his contrariness pretty much backs up that ridiculous farce over his refusal to sign that recent contract He wouldn t give details of his grievance yet pathetically still Uncommon Wisdom expected fans to side with him don t start me off there As I said it was nice of Iommi to come clean about so many things Yes he wasted fortunes on drugs they all did but he still came up with the goods Mind you I was taken aback at how much money they wasted onxpensive pranks Still it was his money to waste I suppose The only REAL surprise for me was how he rated Dehumanizer so highly He talked about it in the Often with autobiographies the subject goes on and on about his school days or relatives or whatever for ages Tony doesn t This book is written in asily digestible short chapters and makes you feel like you were there It was great to carry around and read a chapter uickly whilst ueing up somewhere So please. D rock happened to Black Sabbath first the drugs the debauchery the drinking the dungeons the pressure the pain the conuests the company men the contracts the combustible drummer the critics the comebacks the singers the Stonehenge set the music the money the madness the meta.
By Tony Iommi ä 2 DownloadAs xpected is an Art enjoyable read and filled with funny stories about the band characters and those that worked with them in the past I was in myarly teens when I started listening to their albums and been a fan God Is in the Crowd ever since Tony I presents the stories in humorous and often serious terms from the beginnings of the band throughout the trouble times of their careers These guys got a serious rap in theirarly stages due to bad press and religious rumors The stories presented shows that they are human just like the rest of us and were thrust Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard ed into the limelight in such a short period of time with drugs so prevalent during those years Tony I is a humbling person and serious musician thatnjoys a good laugh in life A great read Finally an autobiography to the point and we ll written Could use an update of course Been uite a few years and allot has blown to Tony As of this date he is still thank God alive and Sabbath did do the album 13 I saw the concert for that and loved it I can only describe this book as dry Based on other reviews I was The Matriarchs (The Family expecting but I found the writing style uite dull so much that I almost felt I was reading it in monotone Sabbath and me go back a long way I first saw them in 1978 on the Never Say Die tour I ve been something of a fan from prior to that time until the present day and it s notasy for me to give a poor review to a book by one of my guitar heroes but great guitarist that Tony is a great author he is notThe basic story is got together made an album went on tour made an album went on tour singer uit
Replaced Singer Made An Albumsinger made an album on tour drummer uit replaced drummer made an album went on tour singer uit got back together made an album went on tour and so ad infinitum Yes it s a factual account and if that s what the reader Notes for the Everlost expects then they may well bentirely satisfied but personally I like a little bit of When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) entertainment woven into the storylineI think I smirked very briefly at one point but that was it When I read Ozzy s biography I was laughing out loud Evenvents that occurred in both books are funny in one and not in the other Of course he may not have been trying to make the reader laugh but I ll bet he didn t intend to send them to sleepNot one of the better rock autobiographies I m afraid I will of course continue to listen to and No Biggy! enjoy his music great autobiography of one of Rock s great guitarists It charts his life from childhood in Brum through to international stardom as the father of heavy metal guitar Verynjoyable read in his own words nice short chapters chronicaling specific Crush It! events and changes in the band and veryntertaining A must for anyone who loved Tony and Black Sabbath and certainly opened my yes to the ups and downs of the band and his career over the decades I bought this. Iron Man chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath dubbed The Beatles of heavy metal by Rolling Stone Iron Man reveals the man behind the icon yet still captures Iommi's humor intelligence and warmth He speaks honestly and. ,
After seeing Black Sabbath on their final farewell tour in Leeds Great read Tony does a great job talking about funny things between
members but really downplays what a complete loser and woman beater he is when he s all coked up He punched Lita Ford in the face on a jet airliner just to show off to a friend and she had to tell the flight attendant that her boyfriend was attacking her and she needed to find another seat This is Lita Ford we re talking about here Read her book to find out the real side to Tony Iommi that he completely leaves out of his own Tony Iommi The guitar player that since I was 13 have been trying to mulate To me he was the coolest and his book proves it From his hardscrabble life growing up in Birmingham to losing his finger tips OUCH just before his big break to his ups and downs with the Music World and his brush with Cancer He talks about the drugs his wives his band mates and the music With some funny stories thrown in and his thoughts on life in general Mr Iommi makes you realize that Black Sabbath was not a bunch of Devil Worshiping Hippies from England but four Lads that love to make music and have a good time doing it Mr Iommi is the Godfather of Metal and him letting you inside his world to look at his mysterious life is a blessing to those who have for yearsand members but
chanted the spells to bring about the mastery of guitar like him Thank you Tony for your music andthe spells to bring about the mastery of guitar like him Thank you Tony for your music and book I can now play Black Sabbath not having to worry if Satan is going to come out of my speakers and strangle me It s mostely about all the change of crew in BS and the musical side which is interesting Deep Listening enough but the title indicates a better story than just thatIt was a fast read which surprised me we are after all talking about 50 years covered in the bookA good book I liked it but at the same time feel too much was left out Read it in a day I really didn t know much about Tony Iommi and was keen to learn As you dxpect he s had a pretty interesting life with plenty of ups and downs though not as much rock and roll Bird-by-Bird Gardening excess as I ve read about from others in metal and rock bands or possibly he s just not wanted the book to be all about that which is fairnough A couple of reviewers have made comments about the style of writing he said she said he goes they go The Works of Saint Augustine etc but to be honest fans will not be looking for a literary masterpiece I certainly wouldn txpect one A good read for fans and anyone genuinely interested in some great musical history When I Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone embarked upon reading this I sincerely had no idea how much I d wind upnjoying itI was blown away by the many stories told by Tony and had no idea that these guys were such jokesters and trouble makers in their heyday I couldn t believe some of the stories I was reading It was hard to put down. Unflinchingly about his rough and tumble childhood the accident that almost nded his career his failed marriages personal tragedies battles with addiction bandmates famous friends newfound daughter and the ups and downs of his life as an artist Everything associated with har. .