Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma | CraveOnline
While the world may have damn near exploded with joy upon hearing the news that the architects of heavy metal themselves Black Sabbath are reuniting to record their first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, a sad update arrives to darken the mood: guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
A statement just released on the band's Facebook page reads:
"With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan--the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery."
What a bummer :(
Rob Halford, Ian Gillan, Alice Cooper, Lemmy and More To Tribute Dio ::Dio News ::antiMusic.com
Some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal are reportedly signed on to appear on the forthcoming tribute album to Ronnie James Dio.
Blabbermouth.net reports that the project will include Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Deep Purple's Ian Gillan, Alice Cooper, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Chris Jericho (Fozzy) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters).