Tony Iommi, the co-founder and guitarist of the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, has given the quite exciting and great news that he’s collaborated with the founding member and drummer of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason for a good reason.
It has been recently reported by Spain’s La Heavy that Iommi recorded a song together with Mason for a charity album that will raise funds to fight cancer. Tony also said that some of the most renowned names in the industry, such as The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood will possibly be included in the project.
According to the Spanish source, Iommi has gladly agreed to take part in the album and provide some riffs for it. As you may know, Tony Iommi was diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma in early 2012, for which he underwent successful treatment.
On 3 January 2014, in a New Year message, Iommi announced that he would be finishing his regular treatment some time that year. A few months later, Black Sabbath announced that due to Iommi’s health issues, they were undertaking their final tour. As of 11 August 2016, Tony Iommi announced that his cancer was in remission.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, on 9 December 2016, Iommi revealed that he was due to have an operation to remove a lump from his throat. In an early 2017 interview with the UK radio show Planet Rock, Iommi explained that the lump wasn’t cancerous.
Here’s what Tony Iommi said to the source:
“A few weeks ago, Nick and I recorded a song for a charity album that will raise funds to fight cancer. They asked me to go and provide some riffs for it. Of course, I gladly agreed.”
You can see the source here.