‘It’s Been Fun’ Putting It Together’: Tony Iommi Talks New Solo Album

June 13, 2024

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was recently a guest of Full Metal Jackie’s nationally syndicated radio show and confirmed that he’s working on a new solo album! “I am writing stuff now for my own, for an album. So that’s exciting too. And there’s no pressure. I just do stuff when I feel like it, because, obviously, I’ve got a life to live and I like to do all the different stuff. But I’ve really enjoyed doing this stuff, as I did with Ozz when I’d done a couple of tracks for his last (solo) album (‘Patient Number 9’), which was good, to work with Ozz again. And I’m quite open for all that now. Whatever comes, and I like it, I do it.”

As for what you can expect in terms of a “proper record” release or singles released sporadically, Iommi said, “No, I’m gonna do a record. And I’ve got a lot of stuff. But now we’re actually getting around to sort of putting it together, myself and the engineer. So it’s been good fun, really. And as I say, there’s no pressure. I can just do it — I don’t have to do it by next week. And because of everything else [that has] been lurking around, I have to take my time in doing things. But it’s been fun. And that’s what it’s all about, really. And I’m looking forward to actually doing it and an album coming out.”

Tony also said he’s working on a solo song to coincide with the upcoming release of his second signature cologne – another collaboration with Italian luxury perfume house Xerjoff.

When Iommi releases his new solo album, it’s his third, after 2000’s “Iommi” and 2005’s “Fused”.

You’ll remember that Iommi revealed his cancer diagnosis in early ’12, shortly after Black Sabbath announced a reunion tour and album. He underwent treatment throughout the recording of the ’13’ album, and the tour to support it.