“I’m going to commit sacrilege by joining in!” Footage of Brian May and Tony Iommi jamming together finally surfaces as the Queen legend solos over Black Sabbath’s Paranoid in this exclusive clip

Brian May and Tony Iommi jamming Black Sabbath's Paranoid
(Image credit: Sky Arts)

Way back in May last year, Brian May shared behind-the-scenes footage and images of a then-unannounced guitar riffs documentary, which saw him share a sofa – and swap electric guitars – with fellow six-string royal, Tony Iommi.

That documentary turned out to be Greatest Guitar Riffs – a three-part series by UK’s Sky Arts channel that aired back in November, and which sought to explore the greatest feats of riffery with the help of a few famous faces.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.