Led Sabbath: Iommi Talks About Jam With John Bonham

11/14/2011
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(Gibson) Gibson.com talked with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi during his recent Iron Man book-signing tour of the U.S. And at a bookstore in New Jersey, Iommi confesses that the promotional work is tougher than he thought: "Compared to playing music, this is hard work!" he chuckles. "You're meeting different people all day, there's lots of interviews… I'm pretty tired of it already. But I'll keep going. But I'm definitely ready for bed after a day of constant promotion."

Here is just an excerpt from the interview: Iron Man is full of fascinating anecdotes, but I certainly didn't know about Led Zeppelin's John Bonham jamming with Black Sabbath.

No, very few people knew that. As I say, this is my private life that I've never laid bare before. Are there tapes of that jam? I really don't know. They might exist on the end of some master-tapes we had, but I certainly don't have them. John was a good friend, best man at my first wedding, and he liked us. We jammed through "Supernaut" [from 1972 Sabbath album Vol. 4]. John loved that track.

Though we ended up just jamming 12-bar blues at the end. "Supernaut" got too complicated for John! He was going all over the place. Read the full interview here.

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