Legend Tony Iommi is featured in a new interview with Musician's Institute in LA in October 2017, discussing his plans for the future and the late Ronnie James Dio. We already published the first part of the conversation on our site before. This is the second part - watch the video!
"When we did Heaven and Hell - it was a time when Ozzy had to depart from the band and we had to get somebody else. And then we tried Ronnie. And I never met Ronnie before; actually, I met Ronnie at a party, but that was it. And when Ronnie went over to the house - because we used to have a house, we all lived together - and God, when he started singing... Bloody hell... I couldn't believe what was coming out of his little body. That voice was so good.
At that point with Ozz we haven't done much because we were all stoned and out of it, and he was worse than us. He lost interest in it. So we needed something to happen, otherwise we would have just broken up. We had to have somebody new coming - and it was Ronnie. I'm not knocking Ozzy - he's brilliant at what he does - but Ronnie was a different singer altogether."
Loudwire.com, 3 January 2018