“An official Vampire now”: Tony Iommi played Paranoid with Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper at The Hollywood Vampires’ recent UK show

Tony Iommi, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry perform Paranoid with The Hollywood Vampires
(Image credit: John Gibbin / YouTube)

Tony Iommi was the guest of honor at supergroup The Hollywood Vampires’ recent Birmingham, UK show (July 11) – joining fellow guitarists Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Tommy Henriksen onstage for a performance of Black Sabbath classic Paranoid.

The metal guitar legend lives in West Midlands of the UK, still within striking distance of the city he’s always called home. Iommi’s been off the road for a while now, but judging from his fine fretwork in the footage, seems to have enjoyed the chance to jump onstage and flex his chops again.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

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