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Lita Ford Defends Tony Iommi Abuse Allegations


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The female rocker opens up about her tumultuous romance with the Black Sabbath guitarist in her new memoir, Living Like A Runaway, in which she accuses Iommi of attacking her on at least two occasions as he battled severe drug addiction.

"After snorting tons of blow, he got angry and choked me unconscious," she wrote in an excerpt obtained by the New York Post last month (Feb16). "When I woke up, I saw him holding a chair above my head. It was a big, heavy leather chair with studs around the arms, and he was about to smash it over my face. I rolled over, and luckily I moved fast enough that he missed me and the chair smashed into the ground."

Her recollection of the relationship prompted some critics to blast her online and speak out in Iommi's defence, but Ford has no regrets about going public with the controversial claims, insisting her detractors know nothing about being on the receiving end of domestic abuse.

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The Years Catch Up With Black Sabbath On The End Tour


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Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi are currently touring the world on The End trek and they admit the years have taken their toll on the trio.

Vegan Geezer tells Rolling Stone magazine, "We have private planes and the best suites in the best hotels, but the downside is there's no drugs and no women. You come offstage and have a cup of tea and go to bed."

And Ozzy adds, "I was the f**king rebel for so many years. Now I can't understand why I was going out, getting full of Jack Daniel's, having a bag of white powder and talking s**t till daybreak, thinking that was fun.

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Tony Iommi Lands Lifetime Achievement Honour


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The veteran rocker, who is currently on the road with Black Sabbath for the band's final tour, follows in the footsteps of other guitar greats who have received the Lifetime Achievement Award, including B.B. King and blues legend Buddy Guy.

National Guitar Museum executive director H.P. Newquist says, "This year, the choice for us was obvious. With Tony embarking on a final tour, his recorded work now marking nearly 50 years, and the charitable work he's been involved in, this was the time to ensure that his work was recognised. Tony's guitar playing has inspired countless numbers of guitarists to follow in his wake, and few guitarists can match his lifetime of achievements."

Tony adds, "I'm very honored by this award from the National Guitar Museum. The guitar has been an important part of my life for most of my life, and I'm happy to have contributed to its legacy. Not only that, but I have just the place for this award in my new studio!"

Tony Iommi: 'Lemmy Really Did Drink A Bottle Of Whiskey A Day'


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The Motorhead frontman passed away on Monday (28Dec15) just two days after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and four days after his 70th birthday.

His passing sparked an outpouring of tributes from across the music industry, and Tony, who has been battling a form of cancer himself in recent months, has now spoken out about the legends of Lemmy, including the rumour that he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel's daily.

"I think Lemmy is the epitome of rock and roll. He's always lived a wild lifestyle. It's the whole thing: sex, drugs and rock and roll. And he really lived that life, and he loved it," Tony tells the BBC.

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Biff Byford & Tony Iommi Add Tributes To Lemmy


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Saxon singer Byford has released a statement about his pal's passing, revealing he and Lemmy were friends for 36 years.

He writes, "If you were his friend, you were his friend for life."

"He was a defiant rebel to the end who loved his music and never compromised," the rocker adds. "My heart goes out to his family and friends. The Motorhead organisation are in mourning for their friend and mentor to the management and their fantastic crew. Let's remember Lemmy as he wanted to be: as an iconic songwriter and lyricist and rock and roll rebel."

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Ozzy Osbourne Petrified By Wife Sharon's Seizures


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TV personality Sharon, 63, was diagnosed with the disease in 2002 and received extensive treatment, followed by a double mastectomy in 2012 upon discovering she carried a gene which increased her risk of breast cancer.

It was a difficult time for the family and rocker Ozzy admits he would never be able to show the courage his wife did.

"She was diagnosed with colon cancer and was having chemotherapy three times a month for nine months and she had these weird f**king seizures," he tells news.com.au. "I thought she wouldn't last three weeks because each seizure was worse than the last but she pulled it off. These people don't back down from a fight - they have a strong conviction to live. Me, I'm the wimp of the bunch - I'll catch a disease off the telly (TV)."

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Black Sabbath Ditch Plans For 13 Follow-up


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Earlier this year (15), the group's frontman Ozzy Osbourne revealed he was planning to hit the studio to record new material with Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi for a 2016 album, prior to the band's farewell tour.

The record would be a follow-up to Black Sabbath's 13, which became a huge chart hit in 2013, but Osbourne has now confirmed to Nola.com that the album plans have been dropped.

"It's the end of Sabbath, believe me," he says. "In December, I'll be f**king 68 and I think it's time to call it the end of the day. I'm not saying I won't get on stage with Geezer or Tony (Iommi) or any of them some time, but officially we're going to be done.

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The Q Awards 2015

Tony Iommi - The Q Awards 2015 - Arrivals at The Q Awards - London, United Kingdom - Monday 19th October 2015

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Tony Iommi Receives Gibson Les Paul Award At Q Awards


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Black Sabbath's legendary guitarist Tony Iommi will receive the Gibson Les Paul Award at the 2015 Q Awards.

The heavy metal pioneer - who's played a Gibson guitar for the duration of his career - is receiving the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music, pop culture and as part of the 100th-anniversary celebrations of the birth of Les Paul guitars.

In a statement, Tony said: ''I'm very honoured to receive the Les Paul Award, so many thanks to Q magazine and Gibson - I have a long history with the guitar-maker.''

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Tony Iommi & Steve Vai To Headline Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2016


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Drummer Carl Palmer and former Allman Brothers star Warren Haynes will also be on hand to offer advice and encouragement to wannabe rockers at the 20th anniversary event in February (16).

The four-day camp will culminate with campers and their bands performing at the fabled Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip.

Iommi, who will embark on Black Sabbath's farewell tour in January (16), says, "I've really enjoyed working with the students at Coventry University (in the U.K.) and the Guitar Star contestants in England, so I'm looking forward to meeting some more enthusiastic players at the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood."

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Pride Of Birmingham Awards 2015 - Arrivals

Tony Iommi - Pride of Birmingham Awards 2015 - Arrivals at Town Hall - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 2nd October 2015

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Tony Iommi: 'I Only Have One More World Tour In Me'


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The guitar great tells Britain's Birmingham Mail he's beginning to feel the affects of old age after fighting lymphoma for much of the band's reunion.

He says, "I can't actually do this anymore. My body won't take it much more."

Iommi has won the first round of his battle with the disease, but it has left the musician weak - and he's certain the cancer will return.

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Ivor Novello Awards 2015

Tony Iommi - Ivor Novello Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House Hotel at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015

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Nordof Robbins Silver Clef Awards

Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi - 2014 Nordof Robbins Silver Clef awards - London, United Kingdom - Friday 4th July 2014

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56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne - The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014) held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. 26-1-2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

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19th February, 1948

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