Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known as a founding member of pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, its main composer and sole continual member through multiple personnel changes. Iommi is widely recognised as one of the most important and influential guitarists in heavy metal music. According to Allmusic, "Iommi is one of only two guitarists that can take full credit for pioneering the mammoth riffs of heavy metal." In 2004, Iommi was ranked number one on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time", and in 2011, ranked 25th in...
|Birthdate:||February 19, 1948|
|Birthplace:||Handsworth, West Midlands|
|Also known as:||Francis Anthony Iommi, Iommi, Tony, Frank Iommi|