Tony Iommi supporters are to release a CD complation tribute in honour of Black Sabbath’s true heart and soul, legendary Riffmaster Iommi.
When Tony Iommi was diagnozed with Lymphoma cancer in 2011, followed by extensive chemo and radiotherapy, it was a hard shock for his die hards. Millions of fans world wide took to social networking pages to express both dismay and support for him. The horrible illness wasn’t able to stop him working on a new album. And still undergoing therapy, Tony managed to play over 84 concerts all around the world with Black Sabbath. At the moment his prognosis is believed to be good.
The first ever tribute to Iommi entitles “GREAT LEFTY: LIVE FOREVER. TRIBUTE TO TONY IOMMI GODFATHER OF METAL”. The compilation is an act of solidarity towards Tony from friends and fans. The Pals & Fans’ tribute includes participations of well known artists, best Black Sabbath tribute bands from all around the world, and the bands and solo artists “children of Iommi” as having Iommi’s music as their major influence. All the songs are kindly donated for the great cause. The profits from compilation sales will be destined to Macmillan Cancer Support UK.
Some of the artists participating are: Dario Mollo (Tony Martin, Glenn Hughes) featuring Mark Boals (Savoy Brown, Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, Dokken), Mario Parga (Graham Bonnett, Tony Martin, Cozy Powell), Giuntini featuring Tony Martin, and a young talented artist Kyle Cousins, singer and songwriter, huge Iommi Fan, who also happens to have autism. He began his journey with autism at two years old by losing all his language. Through years of intensive interventions he has made continual progress; so much so that now he loves nothing better than to express himself onstage through his music. Cousins champions the autism awareness movement, being a source of hope and inspiration for the autism community. Kyle Cousins expresses his love and admiration to Black Sabbath’s guitar legend, performing a song with Vinny Appice (former Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer), Barry Goudreau (guitarist for Boston), Hugh McDonald (David Bromberg, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Lita Ford).
The profits from the sales of this compilation are destined to Macmillan Cancer Support UK.
01 Dario Mollo feat. Mark Boals – Never Say Die
02 Maniac Rise – Time Is Mine
03 Kyle Cousins – Heaven And Hell
04 Mario Parga – Scarlet Pimpernel
05 Children Of The Gravy – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
06 Ironlung feat. Wizard Of Ozz – Electric Funeral
07 Tanzan Music Academy – Neon Knights
08 Nick Didkovsky – Orchid
09 Darking – Law Maker
10 Into The Void – Loner
01 Rekuiem – Paranoid
02 Place Of Skulls feat. Victor Griffin – You Won’t Change Me
03 Black Sabbath Dio Tribute Cz – I
04 Phil Jakes – Behind The Wall Of Sleep
05 Giuntini feat. Tony Martin – Anno Mundi
06 Tony Reed – Live Forever
07 Kill Van Kull – No Stranger To Love
08 Aplanadora feat. Santiago Cabakian – Hole In The Sky
09 Blood Sabbath – Snowblind
10 Phenomena – The Wizard
Producer: Mike Exeter
Executive producer: David Rosalsky, Ben Fahl
Mastered by Daniele Mandelli at Tanzan Music Studio
Cover image: kind donation Scott Legato, courtesy Behind The Barricade LLC
Artwork: Tanzan Music Graphic Design
Operating Team: Dave Davis, Lorraine Parker, Johnny Patterson II, Chris Scrivo, Rosie Iommifan Piergiorgi