TONY IOMMI Talks About His Influences in GUITAR ONE Magazine

In the March 2005 issue of Guitar One magazine, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi talks about the music that influenced him in their "Under The Influence" column. Here is a selection of his quotes:


Tony Iommi: "The vibe and sound of the instrumental stuff really appealed to me."

Album: DJANGO REINHARDT & STEPHANE GRAPPELLI "Quintette du Hot Club de France: 25 Classics 1934-1940"

Tony Iommi: "Initially I didn't listen to anything that was instrumental. But when I heard his work with Stephane Grappelli, it inspired me to open up."

Song: "Shakin' All Over" by JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES:

Tony Iommi: "In 1961, 'Shakin' All Over' was different. It had a good solo in it, for one. When I first heard it, I was at the age when I wanted to play but couldn't get very far — wanting to play and being able to play were two different things!"

In other news, Kerrang! Radio will be airing a BLACK SABBATH documentary, "Black Sabbath – Uncovered", at 10:00 p.m. U.K. time on Tuesday, February 22.

The station is available on 105.2 FM in the West Midlands, or online at


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