Tony Iommi Joins National Guitar Museum Board Of
Guitar Museum, the first museum dedicated to the history,
science, and cultural impact of the world's most popular
instrument, is proud to announce that Tony
Iommi-guitarist and founding member of Black
Sabbath has joined the museum's board of advisors.
As an advisor to The National Guitar Museum (NGM), Iommi will
add his insight and experience to the museum's mission to promote
and preserve the legacy of the guitar. While he is known worldwide
for songs such as 'Iron Man,' 'Paranoid,'and
'Heaven And Hell,' he has also spent much of his career
looking for ways to improve guitar technology and make the guitar
"I welcome the opportunity to be part of the National GUITAR
Museum's goal to highlight the history of the guitar--the
instrument that has been part of my life since I was a teenager,"
stated Iommi. "There is so much more to the guitar than six strings
and a slab of wood. Everything about it is fascinating, from how it
is crafted to the legion of people who have played it."
"Tony is one of the most important rock guitarists to ever
pick up the instrument," said HP Newquist, executive director of
the NGM. "His guitar playing has defined the sound of heavy metal
for more than four decades, and he has influenced countless
thousands--if not millions--of players. Tony's also had a huge
affect on the instrument itself, from establishing the Gibson SG as
an iconic guitar on to his own innovations in pushing the
boundaries of string and pickup technology."
Iommi joins an existing group of renowned and respected
guitarists on the NGM board, which includes Steve
Howe, Steve Vai, Johnny
Winter, Liona Boyd, Ritchie
Blackmore, Joe Bonamassa, Pat
Kirtley, and Pete Huttlinger. In addition
to his guitar work with Black Sabbath, Heaven And
Hell, and his solo efforts, Tony's highly acclaimed autobiography,
"Iron Man," was released in 2011. He is currently working on a new
studio album with Black Sabbath to be released in
the New Year.
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