Tony Iommi: How I Chopped My Fingers Off

Here’s a story near and dear to my heart. The very first album I ever owned was Black Sabbath’s self- titled 1970 debut album. It was a hand me down from one of my sisters. I have been playing stringed instruments since 1974 and right away could recognize there was something odd but really cool about Iommi’s sound and tone. Come to find out, it was the greatest accident ever!        

It’s a story we have all heard before. How Black Sabbaths iconic guitar player, Tony Iommi, chopped of the tips of his fingers and somehow, thorough what looked like tragedy, invented heavy metal as we know it today!

In his own words, Tony Iommi, explains How I Chopped My Fingers Off…    

Check out the video below.


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