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Studio album by
Tony Iommi
ReleasedOctober 17, 2000
LabelDivine, Priority

Iommi is the debut solo album by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. It features "Black Oblivion" which was co-written and sung by Billy Corgan. Corgan also played bass on the track and provided additional guitar, while former Smashing Pumpkins touring member Kenny Aronoff provided drums.

Each song on the album features an all-star guest vocalist who co-wrote the song with Iommi,[1] with "Black Oblivion" being the sole exception of not being also being co-written by producer Bob Marlette. There was at least one additional song written with Corgan, but as it was essentially for a Black Sabbath tribute album with guest artists, only one song per guest artist was used.[2]

Other artists featured on Iommi include Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters and Nirvana), Henry Rollins (Black Flag and Rollins Band), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and The Smashing Pumpkins' song "For Martha"), and notably former Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.

Iommi peaked at number 129 on the Billboard 200 and at number 43 in Germany.

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

6."Black Oblivion"Billy Corgan, Tony Iommi8:22

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
October 17, 2000 Divine • Priority P2 27857 • 72435-27857-2-8 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Charts[edit | edit source]

Chart Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 43
US Billboard 200[5] 129

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Adams, Bret. "Iommi – AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 19, 2023.
  2. Johnson, DJ. "TONY IOMMI (of Black Sabbath)". A 6th Year of Cosmik Conversations. Cosmik Conversations. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  3. "Billy Corgan on new album ATUM: "It goes in a million different directions… It doesn't feel like there's too much of any one thing"". Kerrang!. September 20, 2022.
  4. " – Tony Iommi – Iommi" (in German). w:GfK Entertainment Charts.
  5. "Tony Iommi Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.

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