The Greatest Tony Iommi will be honored with Loudwire's Courage Award, which recognizes both his musical output and his bravery in his battle with cancer on 24 October 2017 at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles.
Going forward, the award will be called "The Iommi", and presented to future generations of courageous artists.
“I’m so stoked to reclaim my crown as the greatest rock ‘n’ roll awards show host of all time,” says award's host Chris Jericho. “The Loudwire Music Awards is gonna be the biggest awards show in American heavy metal history, with the biggest bands, biggest performances, biggest trophies and the biggest bar tabs since Lemmy left this mortal coil! So all you Earthdogs, Hellrats and Rivetheads get ready to rock out as we paint the town none more black!” Each winner will take home an official trophy dubbed the “Hand of Doom” — molded after the hand of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.
“Of all the funny things that I’ve done in my life — this was another one,” Iommi quipped in a statement. “I was asked if I would do a mold of my hand so that they could make it into an award. … I was very honored. I was asked to put my arm into this big bucket full of this colored gel, all was going fine until it set and then I found that I couldn’t get my arm back out! My hand started to cramp up and I thought oh no what now? Anyway, after a considerable amount of pulling and twisting it eventually came out and the cast looked amazing, so much detail, I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished award. Thanks Loudwire, what’s next?”
Wow, that's great and a long awaited news, we all were dreaming about "Iommi Awards" in rock music, and here it is, finally it became real! Congratulations to The One and Only Master Tony! Well deserved!
Ultimate Classic Rock, 15 July 2017