Former Black Sabbath Singer Used Vacuum To Learn Music

(Gibson) Tony Martin, singer with Black Sabbath on five albums � Eternal Idol, Headless Cross, TYR, Cross Purposes and Forbidden � recently spoke to Gibson.com about his life in the music business.

Well known for his interest in creating new sounds, Martin says he learned a lot from him mom's Hoover: "The most famous of my musical explorations was harmonizing with my mother's Hoover! I learned a lot about note interaction just by using the constant drone note from the vacuum."

As a young guitar trader, however, he showed no real flair: "My original first pride was a Gibson 335 semi, which I am gutted to say I sold for �2 sterling when I was 14. Clearly had no idea what I was holding!" more on this story

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