Tony Iommi Addresses The Possible Black Sabbath Biopic
During a recent interview with Spin magazine, Black Sabbath’s lead guitarist Tony Iommi talked about the band’s career and responded to some questions about whether Black Sabbath is planning to release a biopic like Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rapsody.’
Black Sabbath was formed back in 1968 by guitarist Tony Iommi, vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, drummer Bill Ward, and bassist Geezer Butler. They are widely considered to be the trailblazers of heavy metal music and have been praised for their original and unconventional music.
To this day, Black Sabbath has sold over 70 million records which makes them one of the most commercially successful bands ever. Furthermore, they received two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance, and just two years ago, Black Sabbath was presented a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
As they have had such a successful career, it has often been a matter of discussion whether Black Sabbath should release a biopic. During a recent interview, Tony Iommi was asked if they’ve had any talks about doing a movie of the band’s career, to which Iommi responded by saying that they did and that it was Covid-19 that spoiled their plans.
Here’s what the interviewer asked during his recent interview:
“I know you’re great pals with Brian May. And the Bohemian Rhapsody movie was such a success. Has there been talk of ever doing a Sabbath movie along those lines?”
To which Tony Iommi responded:
“Yes, there was talk of it, and I don’t know what happened. It sort of went out the window when all this thing started. But we were talking about it probably 18 months ago, about doing the biopic. I haven’t heard much else.”
This statement left Black Sabbath fans heartbroken, as getting a biopic would have been amazing. However, Iommi said that they were ready to start working on it less than two years ago, which might mean that they will continue working on it after the end of the pandemic.