Tag: Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath
Tony Iommi interview for ‘Iron Man’ book release wins a ‘Telly Award’, Black Sabbath hometown gig sells out
Last November Tony Iommi released his autobiography, 'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath,' and reporter Damian was in Ridgewood, New Jersey to cover the signing. At the time Damian produced a three and a half minute video which had interview segments with both Tony himself, as well as folks who were waiting in line to see him. That segment has now won the 'Telly Award' in the category of 'Live Event (segments) for Internet Broadcast.'
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 11,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
This is the first time they’ve expanded their awards to include internet video and to celebrate, the full interview segment he did with Tony back on that day has now been released. The winning video segment released last November only has bits from that. Tony talks about a possible "new album" with Ian Gillan, which is interesting considering the news from earlier this week about the WhoCares album being released. This interview was also done just about eight weeks before he publicly disclosed he had cancer.
Black Sabbath's special concert next month in their hometown of Birmingham, England, serving as a warm-up for their June 10 headlining set at the UK's Download Festival, is officially sold out. The intimate homecoming show will take place May 19th at the O2 Academy, and will mark the group's first performance in Birmingham in 13 years. A portion of the proceeds raised by the concert will be donated to the Help for Heroes charity.
The announcement for the Birmingham gig only mentioned Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, so obviously Bill Ward still has not worked out the contractual differences to get back in the fold. Ward still has not been offered a contract that he deemed "signable."
The group currently has one other upcoming concert on its schedule, a U.S. date at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on August 3rd. The band will finish work on their album following that headlining appearance.