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Tony Iommi to appear at Whitley Bay Film Festival in August


Tony Iommi, world's most heavy acclaimed lead guitarist, will be the guest at a screening of the band's landmark documentary "The End Of The End" on 19 August 2018 at the UK's Whitley Bay Film Festival. The movie's celebrated director Dick Carruthers will also be a guest. The rock music weekend takes place at The Exchange in North Shields, hosted by the Whitley Bay Film Festival and presented by music historian and author Chris Phipps.

Selling over 100 million records worldwide, Tony Iommi has forged his place in music history as the "Master of Metal." Festival director Ema Lea said: "We're hugely honored to welcome such a legend as Tony Iommi. His music has been massively influential and popular, particularly to people in the north-east. Tony will be talking about his life and times and the importance of the documentary which captures the band's homecoming final gig."

Chris Phipps said: "The band took their name from the Boris Karloff 1963 horror classic film 'Black Sabbath', directed by Mario Bava. They were intrigued by the fact that people actually paid to be frightened — as would their audiences for decades to come!"

This Tony's appearance in a cinematographic world is particularly great for his most devoted fans - Tony deserves to be known in every field of art, as the founder and trailblazer., 15 June 2018

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