#1
I'm doing a school paper on Tony Iommi, with my thesis being that he influenced and created the genre of metal, thereby being the most important metal guitarist of all time.
I was wondering what YOUR thoughts were on the matter. Do you think he's the most important guitarist for metal? What did he do that helped make him so prominent? How is he different from other guitarists of the period?
Are there other guitarists who had more influence on the creation of the metal genre than he did?
If anyone reads this and has any thoughts, please respond because like I said before, this is an important paper for my english class and my teacher was really excited about my idea of using a forum for an interview/ survey.
Thank you in advance.
#3
Dio!

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#4
The riff to Black Sabbath gave me chills when I first heard it. He's arguably the person who took it from hard rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Blue Cheer to metal.
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#5
Did you know that Iommi doesn't actually like the term heavy metal? Not sure why, and I'd check this out before I used it if I were you. I just heard it from a friend.
#6
Make sure to include that he and Geezer wrote all of the stuff, not Ozzy. And the factory accident.
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#7
K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton were also highly influencial metal guitarists, probably also Adrian Smith and Dave Murray.
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Did you know that Iommi doesn't actually like the term heavy metal? Not sure why, and I'd check this out before I used it if I were you. I just heard it from a friend.

That's Lemmy, cupcake.

Iommi's fine with it. He finds it funny even, especially the one review that gave heavy metal its name.
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#9
lost two finger tips when he worked at a steel plant, has prosthetic tips thats where that sound comes from, played a strat before that famous sg
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#10
ya, they like to call themselves hard rock.
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#11
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That's Lemmy, cupcake.

Iommi's fine with it. He finds it funny even, especially the one review that gave heavy metal its name.



heehee I got called cupcake

Yeah I think you're right though.
#12
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The riff to Black Sabbath gave me chills when I first heard it. He's arguably the person who took it from hard rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Blue Cheer to metal.

I still get that sometimes. A few days ago I was showing someone that song as an example of "creepy" music, just a joke, but somehow it did manage to freak me out a bit.
That just might be the evilest riff ever written.
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