|Celebrated Name:||Tony Iommi|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Anthony Frank Iommi|
|Age:||71 years old|
|Birth Date:||19 February 1948|
|Birth Place:||Handsworth, Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Maria Sjoholm (m. 2005)|
|Children:||Yes (Toni-Marie Iommi)|
|Profession:||English guitarist, songwriter and producer|
|Net Worth in 2019:||$170 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2019|
In the 1950s, the European underground music scene was beginning to change. Music started introducing more guttural guitars and thrash sounds, with the lyrics changing drastically. From singing about the love for one’s family, the subject of songs changed to more desperate and dangerous ideas. The music tackled and embraced the darker side of life.
This music was then being referred to like something more substantial than rock music, and going into the character of another genre entirely. Ultimately, the type was called heavy metal music. One of the pioneers of this music movement was the English band named Black Sabbath. Tony Iommi was the lead guitarist of Black Sabbath and is regarded as one of the best guitarists of all time.
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Tony Iommi was born as Anthony Frank Iommi. His birthplace is in Birmingham, England. He was a single child of his parents, and his maternal side of the family was quite privileged. They were owners of vineyards in a region of Italy. His parents were owners of a shop, and his father also ran a carpentry business. His future Black Sabbath bandmate and academic junior, Ozzy Osbourne was an attendee at the high school to which Iommi went to.
Before the age of 10, Iommi tripped and fell. The incident led him to scar his face, most notably his upper lip. This resulted in his contemporaries calling him by the name “Scarface.” After a while, Iommi grew very self-conscious about his physical appearance. This led Iommi to grow a moustache to hide the scar itself.
Iommi’s neighbourhood was known for its gang violence. This led to Iommi deciding to learn a range of martial arts, from judo to karate, to salvage protection. His skills in boxing almost led him to join a job as a bouncer at a nightclub. Iommi was a fan of the drums as a kid but hated the excess noise that they made. He then chose to play the guitar instead.
Iommi had initially worked as a plumber, also as an attendant at a music store. When Tony was part-timing in a factory, an accident resulted in him losing the tips of two of his fingers on his right hand, which is his fretting hand. Tony then decided to play the guitar with two fingers and even practised switching to a right-handed style of guitar playing.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 19 February 1948, Tony Iommi is 71 years old as of today’s date 22nd November 2019. His height is 1.83 m tall, and weight is 65 kg.
Tony Iommi has played in quite a few bands throughout his career. He started off playing for Rockin’ Chevrolets at first, and after that switched bands to the Rest. At the latter, he met Bill Ward, the future drummer for Black Sabbath. He also played in another band called Mythology. After the break-up of the band Mythology, Iommi started playing the guitar on Earth as well as Jethro Tull. Earth subsequently renamed itself to what metal enthusiasts know to be the pioneers in the heavy metal genre, Black Sabbath.
Black Sabbath was one of the first bands ever to start detuning their guitars out of necessity. However, this became their signature sound and ultimately caught up to heavy metal. It is now a salient feature of heavy metal.
Awards and Achievements
Metal Hammer named Tony Iommi as a “Riff Lord” in 2005. As well as a mention from great rock and metal music magazines, Iommi is considered by many in the heavy metal industry to be one of the greatest guitarists to have ever lived.
Net Worth & Salary of Tony Iommi in 2019
As of November 2019, Tony Iommi’s net worth is a massive $170 million, which is not a surprise considering his influence in the music scene.
Tony Iommi is an inspiration amongst young metal guitarists, turning his impairment to benefit his playing style.