Black Sabbath’s guitar legend Tony Iommi spoke in an interview with Metal Hammer, and revealed the greatist guitar riff of all time.

He said that Smoke On The Water of Deep Purple has greatest guitar riff of all time. Interviewer asked ‘what’s the greatest riff of all time?’, Tony replied:

“There’s so many great riffs out there from the past, and up to date stuff.

But you’ve got to have Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ [1972]. And of course, there are a lot of Zeppelin songs. Jimmy Page has some great riffs.”

Interviewer asked:

“What are you going to do with all these unused riffs that you have lying around? Use them on a solo album? Or maybe save them for a new Sabbath album?”

Tony responded:

“It won’t be a Sabbath album, I don’t think. I really don’t know. I’ve just had [engineer] Mike Exeter over to my house, and we put some ideas down, though.

I’m getting dates off Mike to see when he’s available, but really it’s down to me to go through some of the things I’ve already got. Problem is, by the time I’ve gone through them, I’ll have come up with something else.”

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