Black Sabbath mastermind Tony Iommi has revealed the biggest difference between his Sabbath bandmates, Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio in a recent question and answer session on social media.
A fan named Lair Hull asked:
“Tony, when the band broke off with Ozzy and merged with Ronnie James Dio, did you intentionally set out to create a such a new and different sound from that of previous Sabs?
Heaven and Hell album is such a powerhouse yet a brilliant departure from the traditional Sab sound. On its own merit, it’s as good as any Ozzy Sabbath. “
“Ronnie didn’t sing the riff so writing was very different, he has his own style and we met in the middle.”
Another fan named Paul Arthur asked:
“hi Tony, how do you pick people to collaborate with & have you got any projects going on?”
“Hello Paul. I listen to what people are doing, and I also need to get on with them. The project for now is mixing Forbidden.
See the tweet below.
Today’s #AskIommi question comes from Lair Hull on Facebook.
Answer: Ronnie didn’t sing the riff so writing was very different, he has his own style and we met in the middle.
– Tony pic.twitter.com/YBWk1kyq0p
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) February 8, 2019