Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Didn't Know He Invented Heavy Metal

(Rock News Desk) Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi says he was surprised when he first heard the band referred to as a heavy metal act because he always thought they were a hard rock outfit. But he's proud of the label after having lived with it for 40 years.

"I wasn't familiar with the term for quite a few years. I always looked at what we did as heavy rock," Iommi tells the BBC. "It was first mentioned to me by a journalist from a well-known magazine. He said, 'Oh, you play heavy metal.' I said, 'What? What's that?' He said, 'Well, that's what you play.'

"I'd been in America for quite a while and I'd never heard the term. But ever since that it's been non-stop. I still think we're heavy rock, but you are put in a bag. I'm quite proud of it now." more on this story

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