On November 11, 2011, or 11-11-11, the original line-up of Black Sabbath announced they would be recording a new album and would be touring the world for the first time in over thirty years. There were some serious snags along the way, original drummer Bill Ward bowed out, and guitarist Tony Iommi became ill with lymphoma, but they did finish a new album entitled 13 with Rick Rubin producing.
It was almost a year ago now that the original line-up of Black Sabbath announced they were back and were going to record their first album of new material in over thirty years.
Back in the day, the big debate was always who’s the best guitarist in the world? The two main choices back when I was growing up? Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads.
Last year it was announced that Black Sabbath would reunite with the original four members yet again, but with a new twist.
Last November, the news hit that the original line-up of Black Sabbath would be reuniting to record another album - their first of all new material with the OG four since 1978's Never Say Die.
2012 was shaping up to be a hell of a year for Black Sabbath, who announced on November 11, 2011 (11-11-11) they were reuniting, and recording a new album with Rick Rubin producing.
Not only has Black Sabbath riff master Tony Iommi put out his autobiography, Iron Man, but the original line-up of Sabbath is reuniting for a world tour and a new album produced by Rick Rubin.
All lovers of heavy music truly owe Tony Iommi an enormous debt.
If you wanted to be a guitar god back in the eighties, you moved out to Hollywood and enrolled at GIT, the Guitar Institute of Technology.