Tony Iommi is working on a new solo album

Author Benedetta Baldin - 13.6.2024

Guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath has announced that he is recording a new solo album. In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, the 76-year-old—who was the only consistent member of Sabbath from the band’s creation in 1968 until its dissolution 49 years later—reveals the information.

I am writing stuff now for my own, for an album. So that’s exciting too. And there’s no pressure. I just do stuff when I feel like it, because, obviously, I’ve got a life to live and I like to do all the different stuff. But I’ve really enjoyed doing this stuff, as I did with Ozz when I’d done a couple of tracks for his last album, which was good, to work with Ozz again. And I’m quite open for all that now. Whatever comes, and I like it, I do it.

Iommi doubles down when asked if he will create a “proper record” in his own name, responding as follows:

No, I’m gonna do a record. And I’ve got a lot of stuff [written]. But now we’re actually getting around to sort of putting it together, myself and the engineer. So it’s been good fun, really. And as I say, there’s no pressure. I can just do it – I don’t have to do it by next week. And because of everything else [that has] been lurking around, I have to take my time in doing things. But it’s been fun. And that’s what it’s all about, really. And I’m looking forward to actually doing it and an album coming out.

Iommi also announced in the Full Metal Jackie interview that a second Xerjoff/Tony Iommi fragrance is currently being worked on.