Tony Martin, singer with Black Sabbath on five albums – "Eternal Idol", "Headless Cross", "TYR", "Cross Purposes" and "Forbidden" – recently spoke to Gibson.com about his life in the music business.
Well known for his interest in creating new sounds, Martin says he learned a lot from him mom's Hoover:
"The most famous of my musical explorations was harmonizing with my mother's Hoover! I learned a lot about note interaction just by using the constant drone note from the vacuum.
As a young guitar trader, however, he showed no real flair: "My original first pride was a Gibson 335 semi, which I am gutted to say I sold for £2 sterling when I was 14. Clearly had no idea what I was holding!"
Asked if he thinks his music lends itself to a rock opera treatment, he said: "I am talking to an old band called Black Widow about such an idea!"
Thanks for the report to Andrew Vaughan, Gibson.com.