Tony Iommi: How Often I Play Guitar These Days

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi was asked by Eon Music whether he still plays guitar on a daily basis, to which he replied:

“No. I didn’t play it on the road every day [during Black Sabbath’s final tour]; I only played it when we played.

“No, I can’t sit down and practice. I don’t know why. I get bored with it.

“If I’m writing something, I will sit down and play it, and on the road, I only play at the gigs; I don’t play it on the days off.”

The guitarist was also asked whether he missed playing Sabbath material from the Dio era, to which he replied:

“Yeah, I did actually, because they were good songs, and when we did the stuff with Ronnie, we played all that stuff; we didn’t do any of the old Sabbath stuff.

“But – we enjoyed that, and that was that set, and then we went back to doing the old stuff, which again I enjoyed, so it was a real nice difference.”


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