Iron Man chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath, dubbed The Beatles of heavy metal” by Rolling Stone. Iron Man reveals the man behind the icon yet still captures Iommi's humor, intelligence, and warmth. He speaks honestly and unflinchingly about his rough-and-tumble childhood, the accident that almost ended his career, his failed marriages, personal tragedies, battles with addiction, band mates, famous friends, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his life as an artist.
Everything associated with hard rock happened to Black Sabbath first: the drugs, the debauchery, the drinking, the dungeons, the pressure, the pain, the conquests, the company men, the contracts, the combustible drummer, the critics, the comebacks, the singers, the Stonehenge set, the music, the money, the madness, the metal.
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Tony Iommi is a cofounding member and lead guitarist of Black Sabbath and is among the most influential guitarists of all time. Born in 1948, he lives in Birmingham, England.Review:
“A four hundred page monster of a book, as heavy in places as ‘War Pigs,’ as deep and reflective in others as ‘Planet Caravan.’”
WLKY.com, 11/11/11 “In Iron Man, Iommi lays it all bare. Told in an economic, forthright style, the autobiography explores everything one would expect and then some...An enjoyable read and will make a nice holiday gift for the metalheads on your shopping list.”
Rolling Stone, 12/8/11
“There’s good material here.”
Milwaukee Shepherd Express, 11/22/11
“Iron Man chronicles a life of ale, drugs and women and a trail of destruction behind every tour.”
Bookviews blog, December 2011
“Fans of the group, Black Sabbath, will enjoy Iron Man.”
Elmore, January/February 2012
“Iommi dishes on a life of heavy music and even heavier times...Dignified and classy, while still spilling plenty of messy musical beans.”
SLUG, March 2012
“Some obscure gems...It has a rapid-fire ‘quick story’ quality...Tony’s delightfully frank...It’s honest, endearing.”
USA Today, 10/31/11
“Iommi has a story that needs to be told...Iommi tells his story simply and chronologically, making it easy for anyone to slip into the fast-paced tale. And yes, while there are plenty of drug-fueled antics, there's no doubt the focus is on the music here, as it should be...Iommi emerges from Iron Man seeming like a true trailblazer without sounding immodest or unkind—and I've learned that's quite a feat, especially after reading, say, Motley Crue's The Dirt.”
Publishers Weekly, 6/27
[Tony Iommi is] “the undisputed originator of heavy metal.”
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