Brian May and Tony Iommi Talk Possible 'Riff' Album
Brian May and Tony Iommi have reveal plans of a possible 'riff
album,' in which many of the Black Sabbath axe-man's unused licks
& riffs will be made available.
In a recent interview with Kerrang! magazine (via NME) Iommi alluded to the project
when he asked May:
"When are we going to get to work on that album of riffs
together?" He then followed up with "You know what I'm
May certainly understood the reference:
"The record he's talking about was supposed to be a secret but
I guess he's blown it now," he said. "I'm very, very
The plan was apparently devised when the Queen
guitarist visited Iommi's studio and discovered hours of unreleased
jams on tapes and hard drives.
"I thought it would be great to make a compilation out of
them. The idea was to put all these riffs out in some form so that
people could build their own songs from them. You could make your
own music with Tony Iommi on guitar!"
At present it's not clear how fans and musicians will be able to
use the riffs to their own benefit, however it would appear that
Iommi is serious about the project.
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