Iron Man (Black Sabbath)

Sad to hear that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with cancer. Brummie Satanists Sabbath were the most edgily subversive of heavy metal’s hard-strumming first wave, taking the pyrotechnic blues-rock psychadelia of the Claptons and Hendrixes of the late ‘60s, stripping out the air-headed sunniness of the Summer of Love and refitting it for the long brown bad come-down that was the 1970s.

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