BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Announces Winner Of 'Unsigned Band' Competition

4FT PIMP from Southend-On-Sea in England were chosen by BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi as the winner of the "Black Sunday 2006 Unsigned Band Competition", which aired on Iommi's "Black Sunday" program on Planet Rock. The group will receive an exclusive prize of some Iommi model stage equipment courtesy of Laney and an image pack from Grass Roots.

As previously reported, Iommi will team up with singer Ronnie James Dio, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice to tour as HEAVEN AND HELL. The group is expected to do shows in North America next year, as well as festivals in Europe.

In addition, the group is recording a few new songs for a Dio-era BLACK SABBATH best-of that should come out next year.

Ozzy Osbourne has sent his best wishes to HEAVEN AND HELL, while adding that the classic BLACK SABBATH lineup — including drummer Bill Ward — will release a new album and mount a tour late next year.

"Heaven and Hell" was the name of the first album Dio recorded with BLACK SABBATH, back in 1980.

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