Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Didn’t Know He Played Metal
Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi recently told the BBC that he wasn’t really aware of the term “heavy metal” for years. “I mean, I always looked at what we did as heavy rock,” he said. “And when that term was first mentioned to me… Somebody said, ‘Oh, you play heavy metal.’ And I said, ‘What? What’s that?’ And this was a journalist from a well-known magazine. He said, ‘Well, that’s what you play – it’s heavy metal.’ … And, of course, ever since that, that’s been non-stop. I still think we’re heavy rock, but you are put into a bag, and I’m quite proud of it now.” For more.