Happy birthday to @labellastrings artist to Tony Iommi! Thank you to @hovig_guitar_ for the cool vid!
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Let's Wish A Happy Birthday to the Godfather of Heavy Metal guitar, and the King of Metal Riff Mr. TONY IOMMY (Anthony Frank Iommy ) who born in 19 February 1948 is an English guitarist, songwriter, composer and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist and one of the four founding members of the heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH. While working in a factory as a teenager, left-handed Iommy lost the tips of the middle and ring finger of his right hand in an accident an event which crucially affected his playing style, he inspired by Django Reinhardt's two-fingered guitar playing, Iommy decided to try playing guitar again, he fitted homemade thimbles to his injured fingers to extend and protect them. In 1968 he joined Jethro Tull for short time, after which he returned to Black Sabbath in 1969. And has been the band's solo continual member for nearly five decades. In 2000 he released his first solo album "Iommy" followed by 2005's "Fused" with Glenn Hughes, after releasing Fused he joined Heaven & Hell which disbanded after Ronnie James Dio's death in 2010. Iommy is the reason heavy metal exists, he is the ultimate riff master, that launched an army of guitar players. He influenced on many great guitarists such as Jeff Hanneman, Dimebag Darrell, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell, and many more. In 2013 Iommy received an honorary doctorate of Arts degree from Coventry University. And Iommy's one of the greatest solo is performed in "PARANOID". "Paranoid" is a song by Black Sabbath, featured on their second album Paranoid (1970). "Paranoid" was arguably the first heavy metal pop song. Though it's indisputably heavy and dark with a melody that lends itself to singing along. #tonyiommi#blacksabbath#ozzyosbourne#geezerbutler#billward#iangillan#glennhughes#jethrotull#zakkwylde#slash#dimebagdarrell#heavenandhell#mythology#heavymetal#hardrock#doommetal#bluesrock#guitarist#vanhalen#brianmay#guitars#metalgods#ronniejamesdio#gibsonsg#metalguitar#metalriff#metalhero#gibsonguitars#guitarli