In the latest installment of Gibson TV’s original series – “The Conversation” Judas Priest guitarist Ritchie Faulkner interviews legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. Shot at the Gibson guitar factory in Nashville, T.N., Iommi gives insight into the early days of Heavy Metal and how he got started. Faulkner asks Tony how he came to play Gibson SGs and how he formed the basis of the Sabbath sound.
Ironically, both Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, who followed in Sabbath’s path both had roots in the same working class city in England: Birmingham. Iommi talks about how the circumstances of living and working in that area influenced the Sabbath sound and how he crafted that sound with the technology that existed in that time.
Gibson is currently making a reissue of Iommi’s “Monkey SG“ which Tony used on all of the early Sabbath recordings and tours.
You can watch the interview in the video below:
What’s you favorite Black Sabbath/Judas Priest album or song?