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Initial post: 22 Nov 2013 21:25:36 GMT
Puffany says:
The founding member of the Birmingham heavy metal band Black Sabbath was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Coventry University.

He said it was a "great honour" to receive the doctorate and thanked the university for his nomination.

The honorary degree was "in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music", the university said.

It recognised "his role as one of the founding fathers of heavy metal music and his status as one of the industry's most influential figures".

What a great, great man. Those many of them, and still grinding them out in 2013. Not crap ones either - he still manages to come up with some real gems. I really like the '13' album.

Iommi was already a doctor by the way. I remember reading an interview back in 1978 (I believe that I still have the magazine it is in) where the headline by the journalist was "Conversing with the Doctor of Doom".

You do realise of course that Tony will need to get rid of the black leather & cross, and start wearing a white lab coat & stethoscope on stage.

This guy is my favourite riffist ever.

Who else out there worships this Doctor?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 08:04:40 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
I agree, just when you thought every incredible riff had been written BS come up with 13.

Posted on 23 Nov 2013 08:43:22 GMT
T. Franklin says:
Tony is the undoubted godfather of riffs.

Posted on 23 Nov 2013 08:56:38 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Visiting Dr Iommi,
- You are doomed. Next.


Posted on 23 Nov 2013 10:08:32 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Less is definitely more where Iommi's grinding riffery is concerned. Gimme that over superfast fret w@nkery every time.

Posted on 23 Nov 2013 12:50:46 GMT
All I can say is thank God he didn't stay with Jethro Tull - imagine a world without Black Sabbath's 'Big Six'.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 13:03:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Nov 2013 13:18:23 GMT
Brass Neck says:
.... or Judge Dread's! ;¬)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 13:10:56 GMT
(squirm) Don't remind me...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2013 19:55:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Nov 2013 19:55:46 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
My god, he (Judge Dread) was crap. I'm pretty sure his records only sold because the BBC banned them.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 12:51:08 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
I came to Judge dread as a carpet slug in the 70s and found much to chortle at. Even as an adult I'm still partial to Big Six and other ditties.
Viz Iommi, indeed one of his molten riffs is worth a thousand Joe Satriani type widdlethons. The main problem I've had with BS is the 'singers'. Cant stand Ozzy's voice and was never a fan of Dio either. Cod-operatic warblings have never been my bag. But the guitar work and Geezer's bass are legendary.

Posted on 28 Nov 2013 21:57:20 GMT
Puffany says:
Some great Iommi riffs, although not necessarily best songs:

Black Sabbath
Iron Man
Electric Funeral
Into The Void
Sweet Leaf
Children of the Grave
Tomorrow's Dream
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Sabbra Cadabra
Hole In The Sky
Symptom of the Universe
All Moving Parts (Stand Still)
Shock Wave
Neon Knights
The Mob Rules
Zero The Hero
Keep Warm
Seventh Star
Headless Cross
The Sabbath Stones
End Of The Beginning

Posted on 1 Dec 2013 04:10:49 GMT
Puffany says:
On a side note, this is funny. I couldn't believe it when I read Tony Iommi's book Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath last year and came across this - One of the candidates to replace Ozzy when he left in 1978 was Michael Bolotin, who would later change his name to Michael Bolton and sing soft rock. They went with Dio instead.

Posted on 6 Dec 2013 18:03:35 GMT
Wouldn't say I worship the man but I would allow that he is rather good.

Re Mr Bolton, I reckon he could have done it had he chosen to walk that path

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 19:44:30 GMT
Or Tom Jones. He would have been superb in Sabbath, or Whitesnake, or Deep Purple.......

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 20:06:05 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Nah, Englebert's the man.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 20:39:38 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Chris De Burgh, that's the Man. IRON MAAAN.....
Plus he looks pure Evil.
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Initial post:  22 Nov 2013
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