Tony Iommi Mourns Death Of Long-Time Guitar Tech Mike Clement
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The longtime Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi, mourns the death of one of his closest associates and guitar tech Mike Clement in a recent social media post. Clement was announced to be dead last November 28.
Iommi wrote on his official Twitter account:
“It’s a very sad day for me today.
“Mike Clement my dear old friend and my guitar tech for the last 33yrs passed away this morning. Mike was a really lovely man very loyal, and I could depend on him 100%. My deepest condolences go out to his family and his many friends. RIP – Tony.”
Clement had worked with the Black Sabbath guitarist since 1990. The guitar tech had worked with Motorhead for three-and-a-half years as well prior to working with Iommi. In 2021, the guitar tech went into details when he did an interview with Thomann’s Guitars and Basses.
He shared a few things he remembers about the setup he used to work with Iommi. Clement said that Iommi “never thrashes” explaining that “It kind of goes with his personality and also because we think very carefully about the rig – the rig does all the hard work.”
Another unforgettable and interesting fact that Clement shared was, not a single string was ever broken in 25 years by Iommi onstage. Unfortunately, Iommi announced early this year that Clement had been placed in a medically induced coma after he fell off at his workplace. However, the official cause of death was not revealed.