Tony Iommi: “One of my rock gods is Brian May… He's got a certain character that you didn't hear from anybody else”

Tony Iommi and Brian May
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Tony Iommi has named Brian May as one of his personal ‘rock gods’, saying “we’ve had a great friendship over the years.”

The metal icon recently released his first new solo material in eight years, Scent of Dark and made the remarks in an appearance on the Rock Gods segment of BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show with DJ Johnnie Walker. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.