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Tony Iommi to appear at Epiphone and Laney stands at Frankfurt's Musikmesse 2015. New Iommi Signature Epiphone model coming soon

 

Epiphone is proud to announce that Tony Iommi, the iconic lead guitarist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends Black Sabbath, will make a special appearance at the Epiphone Booth to sign autographs during the Musikmesse Trade Show on Friday, April 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hall 4.0 Booth J60.

This summer, Epiphone will also officially announce the new Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature model, designed by Tony exclusively for Epiphone.

The annual Musikmesse held in Frankfurt, Germany is one of the world's premier music industry events, attracting the very best instrument manufactures and top artists from every genre. During the four day event, manufacturers, dealers, and professional, semi-professional and lay musicians get together and look into the latest products.

Laney Amplification is proud to announce that The Godfather of heavy metal will be appearing on the Laney booth 4.0 C06 at the Frankfurt Music Messe from 13:00 – 14:00 on the 17th April to sign autographs.

Iommifans, gather in your masses at Musikmesse! 

 


Epiphone.com, Laney.co.uk, 19 March 2015

 

Mario Parga one of guest artists on Great Lefty: Live Forever tribute to Tony Iommi

 

Guitarist Mario Parga,s Official Website www.marioparga.com was launched today!

As was recently announced, Mario plays the composition Scarlet Pimpernel on "Great Lefty: Live Forever!" tribute to Tony Iommi, as a guest artist! Mario's collaborations with Cozy Powell, Tony Martin, Don Airey, Bob Daisley, Neil Murray are well known to Sabbath related world.   

His new instrumental album Shadows & Light is to be released soon! Incredible guitar mastery here, lightning speed shred and fusion of styles! Check out and stay tuned!

 


 

 9 March 2015 

 Photo MarioParga.com

Tony Iommi appeals to Indonesia's heavy metal loving president to stop executions of two Australians

 

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Tony Iommi has appealed to Indonesian president Joko Widodo to spare the lives of the two Australians who were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called Bali Nine group, were arrested at Denpasar airport in April 2005 and have been refused clemency by Widodo as part of a hardline stance on the death penalty for convicted drug criminals.

Tony Iommi's letter to Widodo, which was reportedly translated and delivered to the president's office in Jakarta on Wednesday morning by Australian officials, read in full:

"The President of lndonesia
"3rd March 2015
"Your Excellency,
I am writing to appeal to you to grant clemency to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
"I understand and respect your efforts to combat drug abuse in lndonesia, this is something that all countries are having to deal with.
"lndeed, I have seen first hand the negative impacts that drugs can have on people and their families. That is why I understand your strong views on this issue. The lndonesian prison system has had great success in transforming Andrew and Myuran.
"I appeal to you, as a forgiving man, to take note of their transformation. They are now reformed men who are making a positive difference to the lives of their fellow prisoners.
"That they have been transformed so much is a real credit to the lndonesian authorities. For this reason, I would ask that you stop the execution of Andrew and Myuran.
"Please allow them to serve out life sentences where they contribute to the wellbeing of lndonesia and make good for the error of their previous ways. I do hope you will consider this personal appeal.
"Yours sincerely,
"Tony Iommi Guitarist, Black Sabbath."


Blabbermouth.net, 6 March 2015


Preorders and audio samples of "GREAT LEFTY: LIVE FOREVER! TRIBUTE TO TONY IOMMI GODFATHER OF METAL"

 

Tanzan Music and “Tony Iommi Fan-Tastic" team of Iommi supporters together with Facebook communities "Tony Iommi The Man The Master The Legend" and "Global Black Sabbath Convention"  are proud to announce the release of the compilation tribute "GREAT LEFTY: LIVE FOREVER!” in honour of Black Sabbath's true heart and soul, legendary Riffmaster Tony Iommi on May 4th.

PREORDERS and AUDIO SAMPLES are available on TanzanMusic.com (click here).

A SPECIAL BONUS POSTER is reserved for everyone who preorders the tribute CD from the link above!

The compilation is an act of solidarity towards Tony from Pals & Fans. The tribute includes participations from well-known artists, the best Black Sabbath tribute bands from all around the world, and the bands and solo artists "children of Iommi" as having Iommi's music as their major influence. All the songs were kindly donated for the cause. The profits from compilation sales will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Some of the artists participating are: Dario Mollo (Tony Martin, Voodoo Hill) featuring Mark Boals (Savoy Brown, Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, Dokken), Mario Parga (Mario Parga Band, Graham Bonnet, Forcefield, Cozy Powell's Hammer), doom legend Victor Griffin (Pentagram, Death Row) with his current band Place Of Skulls, Giuntini featuring Tony Martin, and a young talented artist Kyle Cousins, singer and songwriter, huge Iommi Fan, who also happens to have autism. He began his journey with autism at two years old by losing all his language. Through years of intensive intervention he has made continual progress; so much so that now he loves nothing better than to express himself onstage through his music.

Cousins champions the autism awareness movement, being a source of hope and inspiration for the autism community. Kyle Cousins expresses his love and admiration to Black Sabbath's guitar legend, performing a song with Vinnie Appice (former Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer), Barry Goudreau (guitarist for Boston), Hugh McDonald (David Bromberg, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Lita Ford).


                                                             Tracklist Disc 1

1. Dario Mollo featuring Mark Boals - Never Say Die  (3:54);  2. Maniac Rise - Time Is Mine  (5:05); 3. Kyle Cousins - Heaven And Hell  (6:16);  4. Mario Parga - Scarlet Pimpernel  (5:13);  5. Children Of The Gravy - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath  (5:40);  6. Ironlung featuring Wizard Of Ozz - Electric Funeral  (5:03);  7. Tanzan Music Academy - Neon Knights (4:45);  8. Nick Didkovsky - Orchid  (1:38);  9. Darking - Law Maker  (3:35);  10. Into The Void - Loner  (4:40);


                                                            Tracklist Disc 2

1. Rekuiem - Paranoid  (3:17);  2. Place Of Skulls featuring Victor Griffin - You Won't Change Me (6:43);  3. Black Sabbath Dio Tribute Cz - I  (5:10);  4. Phil Jakes - Behind The Wall Of Sleep  (2:47);  5. Giuntini - Anno Mundi, featuring Tony Martin  (6:14);  6. Tony Reed - Live Forever  (4:44);  7. Kill Van Kull - No Stranger To Love  (5:13);  8. Aplanadora featuring Santiago Cabakian - Hole In The Sky (4:20).  9. Blood Sabbath - Snowblind  (5:33);  10. Phenomena - The Wizard  (4:10);

 


Tonyiommifantastic.com

Tanzanmusic.com 

6 March 2015

 


Happy 67 th Birthday to Tony Iommi!

 

The whole heavy metal world on this day, 19 February, sends Birthday wishes to His Royal Highness King of heavy riff, Mighty Tony Iommi!

But our particular salute to the Master, from "Tony Iommi Fan-Tastic" team, and facebook communities "Tony Iommi the Man the Master the Legend" and "Global Black Sabbath Convention", from all devoted fans with endless love and admiration:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TONY! May you live forever in God's grace and happiness, rock and roll Angel who enlighted our lives! Strong health to you, complete healing, and many years of music and stage to come! Stay strong like the riffs you play! See you soon at the next tour! 

Watch the specially created for Tony's Birthday animated video Fingers Bloody Fingers - the birth of Heavy Metal.

 


19 February 2015

 

 

Lets help Tony Iommi change ticket sales laws in UK

 

TO SUPPORT THIS RIGHTFUL CAMPAIGN GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

Tony Iommi and Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood have backed a campaign to change UK laws over secondary ticket sales.

PutFansFirst.co.uk has been organised with the help of the House Of Commons’ All Party Parliamentary Group For Ticket Abuse, who believe the industry needs urgent legal support to fight against organised online touts and botnets, who buy tickets before fans have a chance then resell them at massively inflated prices. After a recent amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill were defeated in an MPs’ vote, co-chairman Mike Weatherley MP wants everyone from musicians to fans to become proactive in ensuring lawmakers realise how they feel about secondary ticketing.

Weatherley tells TeamRock: “Our creative industries generate more than £36bn and employ 1.5m people. For success to continue it’s necessary to ensure that artists and fans get a fair deal. Society has moved on from a few touts outside venues selling tickets at marked-up prices. The new issue is botnets, which buy tens of thousands of tickets seconds after they’ve gone on sale, so genuine fans are unable to buy at source prices.”

He believes the problem directly hurts income across the entertainment industry. “Let’s say a fan has £200 to spend on live music. If they have to pay the whole lot to go to one event, rather than go to four at £50, then there’s going to be a quarter as many events being promoted. Income to venues and artists does go down directly as a result of these inflated ticket prices. We should all be concerned by this in the long term.”

Weatherley and his cross-party colleagues believe the dismissed amendments would stop botnet operations, allow artists to set ticket prices, ensure revenues go to venues and artists, provide more security for buyers and protect the government’s investment in the arts.

Tony Iommi has offered his support by saying: “If you agree that fans should be able to sell tickets that they can’t use but not allow this to be exploited for commercial gain, here is the link.”

Smallwood adds: “Secondary ticketing excesses are a blight on live music events. Many major music managers, artists, agents and promoters have long been calling for government intervention and legislation. It would be easy – as some bands and organisations do – to jump on the gravy train and create large extra income streams at the expense of their fans. But they don’t. Why? Because they consider it cynical, long term counter-productive and immoral.”

TO SUPPORT THIS RIGHTFUL CAMPAIGN GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

 


Classic Rock, 14 February 2015

Photo Patty Ratzel

 

Tony Iommi in Birmingham for Best of Broad Street Awards

 

The ever-popular Best Of Broad Street Awards - or BOBS as they’re better known - were held at Birmingham's International Convention Centre on Sunday night, 25 January 2015. The BOBS awards recognise venues, individuals and teams that work in Broad Street.

Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi together with comedian Jason Manford bobbed along to celebrate the leading lights in Birmingham's Broad Street. Legendary Rockstar, who was inaugurated into the street's Walk of Stars back in 2008 wowed the crowed when he took to the stage to present a number of awards. The proud Brummie from Aston was more than happy to chat with fans and pose for autographs as the honours were read out.

 

 


Cristina Savvas for Birmingham Mail, 28 January 2015

 

Merry Christmas video message from Tony!

 

Dear Iommimates! 

Brothers and sisters all around the world!

Tony Iommi Fan-Tastic team wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! 
Be happy in these holy days, ease your hearts, leave the negativity and difficulties behind, and enjoy yourselves and your families, celebrating the Nativity of our Lord in peace and love.  And make sure all of you watched Tony's video message! Tony is the only rockstar in the world who interacts with his fans so greatly, he truly loves his fans! Of course he is the most beloved man in rock! Please support him with your comment on Facebook and his Official website.  

Here you can see Tony's Christmas video message!

Admin team

 


25 December 2014

Photo artwork Aldie Saputra


Tanzan Music and team of Tony Iommi supporters are set to release "GREAT LEFTY: LIVE FOREVER! TRIBUTE TO TONY IOMMI GODFATHER OF METAL"

 

 Tanzan Music and “Tony Iommi Fan-Tastic" team of Iommi supporters together with Facebook communities "Tony Iommi The Man The Master The Legend" and "Global Black Sabbath Convention"  are proud to announce the release of the compilation tribute in honour of Black Sabbath's true heart and soul, legendary Riffmaster Tony Iommi on May 4th.

The first ever tribute to Iommi is titled "GREAT LEFTY: LIVE FOREVER! TRIBUTE TO TONY IOMMI GODFATHER OF METAL”.

When Tony Iommi was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer in 2011, followed by extensive chemo and radiotherapy, it was a hard shock for his die hard fans. Millions of fans worldwide took to social networking pages to express both dismay and support for him.  The horrible illness wasn't able to stop him working on a new album. And still undergoing therapy, Tony managed to play over 84 concerts all around the world with Black Sabbath, showing incredible positivity, enthusiasm and love for music.

The compilation is an act of solidarity towards Tony from Pals & Fans. The tribute includes participations from well-known artists, the best Black Sabbath tribute bands from all around the world, and the bands and solo artists "children of Iommi" as having Iommi's music as their major influence. All the songs were kindly donated for the cause. The profits from compilation sales will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support

Some of the artists participating are: Dario Mollo (Tony Martin, Voodoo Hill) featuring Mark Boals (Savoy Brown, Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, Dokken), Mario Parga (Mario Parga Band, Graham Bonnet, Forcefield, Cozy Powell's Hammer), doom legend Victor Griffin (Pentagram, Death Row) with his current band Place Of Skulls, Giuntini featuring Tony Martin, and a young talented artist Kyle Cousins, singer and songwriter, huge Iommi Fan, who also happens to have autism. He began his journey with autism at two years old by losing all his language. Through years of intensive intervention he has made continual progress; so much so that now he loves nothing better than to express himself onstage through his music. Cousins champions the autism awareness movement, being a source of hope and inspiration for the autism community. Kyle Cousins expresses his love and admiration to Black Sabbath's guitar legend, performing a song with Vinnie Appice (former Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer), Barry Goudreau (guitarist for Boston), Hugh McDonald (David Bromberg, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Lita Ford).


                                                             Tracklist Disc 1
1. Dario Mollo featuring Mark Boals - Never Say Die  (3:54);  2. Maniac Rise - Time Is Mine  (5:05);  3. Kyle Cousins - Heaven And Hell  (6:16);  4. Mario Parga - Scarlet Pimpernel  (5:13);  5. Children Of The Gravy - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath  (5:40); 6. Ironlung featuring Wizard Of Ozz - Electric Funeral  (5:03); 7. Tanzan Music Academy - Neon Knights (4:45);  8. Nick Didkovsky - Orchid  (1:38);  9. Darking - Law Maker  (3:35);  10. Into The Void - Loner  (4:40);

                                                            Tracklist Disc 2
1. Rekuiem - Paranoid  (3:17);  2. Place Of Skulls featuring Victor Griffin - You Won't Change Me (6:43);  3. Black Sabbath Dio Tribute Cz - I  (5:10);  4. Phil Jakes - Behind The Wall Of Sleep  (2:47); 5. Giuntini - Anno Mundi, featuring Tony Martin  (6:14);  6. Tony Reed - Live Forever  (4:44);  7. Kill Van Kull - No Stranger To Love  (5:13);  8. Aplanadora featuring Santiago Cabakian - Hole In The Sky (4:20).  9. Blood Sabbath - Snowblind  (5:33);  10. Phenomena - The Wizard  (4:10);




Tonyiommifantastic.com, 2 March 2015

 

 

  

Tony Iommi writes music for CSI series episode

 

Black Sabbath superstar works non stop! After extremely hard work on the new album 13 and a long 84 shows worldwide tour, the legendary Riffmeister still is full of energy and enthusiasm. This is an update from Tony himself, where he tells about his collaboration with TV series CSI:

"People have been asking what exactly I’m doing at the moment, we’ll I’m getting back in the studio having tried to make myself rest after the tours. I’m writing, mostly just putting ideas down rather than complete songs. I like to create all sorts of moods with my music and then decide later how they might be used. 

One specific piece though is for the CSI TV series that will be aired in the US on November 2nd. I was asked if I’d be interested so I had a look at the footage and came up with an idea they seemed to like. It’s not very long but it was different working with images rather than just music, I’d certainly be up for doing more."

Later,the CSI episode with Tony's music has been changed to November 16th. The show's producer postponed the episode due to an NFL football game. 

Here's a little incomplete snippet of Tony's music for CSI Twin Paradox episode. Produced and engineered by Mike Exeter. Enjoy!

 


Iommi.com, 13 November 2014

 

 

  

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