Tony Iommi to Release His Autobiography, 'Iron Man: My Life with Black Sabbath and Beyond,' This Fall

Legendary Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell guitaist Tony Iommi is the latest heavy rocker to take pen to paper and write an autobiography.

The book -- "Iron Man: My Life with Black Sabbath and Beyond" -- will be published Nov. 1 in the United States by De Capo Press. It comes out Oct. 13 in the UK.

"'Iron Man' chronicles the story of pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath, dubbed 'The Beatles of heavy metal' by Rolling Stone," according to the product description at

"'Iron Man' reveals the man behind the icon yet still captures Iommi’s humor, intelligence and warmth. He speaks honestly and unflinchingly about his rough-and-tumble childhood, the accident that almost ended his career, his failed marriages, personal tragedies, battles with addiction, band mates, famous friends, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his life as an artist."

Sammy Hagar, Steven Tyler and Nikki Sixx have contributed to the recent spate of rocking autobiographies.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.