American guitar brand Gibson’s Youtube channel, Gibson TV, has shared the new episode of ‘Icons’ series, and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was the recent interview guest of the channel.
In the interview, Tony opened up about the tragic accident that he faced at the factory and revealed how he felt after he lost two fingertips. First of all, he mentioned the beginning of his musical career and said:
“I’d given my notice in to leave because I was going to turn professional with a band, go to Europe. I’d auditioned with this band, they liked me and I was about to get ready to go away, which would have been the first time for me. I was really excited about it.”
He continued and gave really sad details about his mood when he lost his fingers. Here’s what he said:
“The manager of the firm came round to my house to see how I was, and I was really depressed. He went, ‘I brought you an EP round, will you play it?’ I said, ‘I don’t want to listen to music now.’ I was depressed – the last thing I wanted to do was listen to a guitar player. ‘No,’ he said. ‘Put it on.’
I couldn’t believe it. When I heard his gypsy jazz, it was brilliant. Especially having lost the use of two fingers. … I could relate to that after doing the same sort of thing. It really inspired me to learn more by doing something with my fingers. So I made these tips for them so I could play.”
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