The co-founder of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi has recently appeared in an interview, talking about his relationship with the iconic rock band Queen guitarist, Brian May.
Queen has been one of the most popular and beloved groups since its ongoing career for more than 5-decade. And the talented guitarist of Black Sabbath has talked about the iconic rock band’s guitarist, during his recent appearance in a show. It’s also known that both talented guitarists are really good friends for a really long time, as well.
And apparently, Iommi also admires his friend Brian May for his ultimate musical skills, as he picked the long-serving guitarist of Queen, as his Rock God, after being asked.
The guitarist of Black Sabbath started explaining, why Brian May is a Rock God to him, saying:
“His sort of sound and style really stood out to me when I heard the first Queen album, really. When I heard that album, I thought, ‘This is a really good band.’ And a guitar player is always into other guitar players, and he had a sort of unique sound and the way that he played, I just liked it. It was appealing. He’s just got a certain character that you didn’t really hear from anybody else; he’s got something very ‘him.’ And as soon as you hear Brian now, anybody can pick him out.”
While explaining, Tony Iommi went back to the very first day when they met as he also tried to remember, saying “It was in the early ’70s we first met. I don’t know if it was in the studio. I actually can’t remember.” As the talented guitarist of Black Sabbath tried to remember where their friendship with Queen guitarist started, he continued reflecting on how their friendship got along, as well.
“Does he know where we first met? We had a very fast connection and we used to talk to each other at all hours of the night in the early days,” said Tony Iommi, and added.
“Now I’m in bed, but in the days, if he knew I was in the studio in London, he’d come over. We’ve jammed a few times. He’s come up on stage and played with me and we’ve done some album stuff together on different people’s albums. He played on my solo album a couple of times.”
Followingly, Tony Iommi also shared one of their memory, as the Queen guitarist had joined them during he and Black Sabbath was jamming, to reflect how they also enjoy doing music together in their friendship.
“We had a jam session once. He came down to one of our rehearsals when we were rehearsing in London, and we started playing with the band and the band gradually left, and Brian and myself were just left playing there. All the gear had gone except for our gear, and we were still playing,” Iommi said. And then finished his statement about his Rock God choice as Queen guitarist, Brian May.
“Yeah, so we’ve had a great friendship over the years. But the thing is with him, he loves his guitar – he’s always got his guitar with him and he’s playing. And when he comes to my house, I’ve always got a guitar there for him so we can have a little play.”
Ultimately, the talented guitarist Tony Iommi had also appeared in another interview recently, where he revealed, Born Again master tapes have been found, which was the only album recorded with the lead vocalist Ian Gillian, Born Again was released back in 1983, along with also being the last studio album of Black Sabbath featuring drummer Bill Ward. So, after finding the tapes, Iommi revealed that he is on to reprepare the album to get its sounding right to make it available to the public.
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