Tony Iommi Streams Holiday Greeting Video
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Wishing You Happy Holidays Rockstar Style
As 2019 comes to a close, Black Sabbath guitarist and rock icon Tony Iommi took to social media to share his annual holiday greeting video. He started off by saying, “Hello, here we are again. Another Christmas. And here I am, wearing a Black Sabbath Christmas sweater. How about that?”
He then proceeds to recount what happened this year: “Well, it’s been an interesting year for me and SABBATH. We started off at the beginning of the year getting a Grammy award, a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award, which is brilliant — I mean, it’s really great; it’s the highest award you can have, Grammy-wise. And then, a few months afterwards, or a month afterwards, I went to Armenia with Ian Gillan [of DEEP PURPLE] for the 30th anniversary of the Rock Aid Armenia, which was fabulous. We had a great time there. We went to visit the school that we built, and that was lovely. And see all the kids and see all the people. They looked after us amazingly. That was so nice.”
He continued, “And then, just recently, I went to Nashville, to the Gibson factory. I was invited there by the new owners, who, I’ve gotta tell you, are great. And they’re so enthusiastic — lovely people. And I went around the factory and met all the people that work there, and they’re so dedicated to what they do — all of them there now. And the Gibson product is lifted a million times, I tell you. They’re so good, and wanna do the best, which is great for guitar players. So, that was lovely.
“But, anyway, I’m here to wish you a very merry Christmas and a really happy new year. Have a great year, and I’ll look forward to seeing you next year.”
Only Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward accepted the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Ozzy Osbourne wasn’t around because he was still in the process of recovery.
Check out the video below.