New Dio-era Black Sabbath song, Slapback, unearthed and verified by Geezer Butler

Tony Iommi recently talked to Guitar World about his five favorite Dio-era Black Sabbath riffs. And while there were obvious inclusions like Neon Knights and Heaven and Hell, one song that didn’t make the electric guitar legend’s list was Slapback, which is likely because until a few days ago, no one even knew it existed.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.