Tony Iommi Says He’s Never Done Anything Like It Referring To His Collaboration With Nick Mason
In an interview with Rockin’ Metal Revival, Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi opened up about his new project with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and admitted that it wasn’t similar to anything he has done in his career.
As you may know, the iconic heavy metal band Black Sabbath was formed by Ozzy Osbourne, the guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, and the bassist Geezer Butler in 1968. With Iommi’s insistence and the support of the other band members, Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, due to excessive substance abuse. They later reunited for a performance at the Ozzfest tour alongside Ozzy’s solo band.
Since then, the talented guitarist Tony Iommi has been focusing on his solo career and collaborations with other musicians. Earlier in 2020, Iommi partnered up with the iconic drummer of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason for a charity project. Tony and Nick recorded a song together which was a part of a benefit album for a charity.
Recently, Iommi talked about the project during an interview with Rockin’ Metal Revival and said that it was a real different project for him. Tony further stated that he has never done anything like that while sharing details about their collaboration. Apparently, the guy, who created this project, put together some letters of the soldiers who died during World War I and used them as the lyrics of the song. Iommi mentioned that he really enjoyed being a part of this unusual project along with Mason.
Here is what Tony Iommi stated about his new project with Nick Mason:
“I did do a project a few months ago with Nick Mason, who played drums. We did the charity thing, and it was a real different project for me, I’ve never done anything like it.
The guy that put it together had all these letters from World War I that were sent home to their wives and family. Of course, they never came back because they got killed.
And so these letters were found and came out. And the guy who put this together has used the letters as the lyrics, and it’s a really moving thing, and I was asked to play on this one track. It’s really nice, it was really different for me, and I enjoyed doing that.”
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