The link between Black Sabbath and Automobili Lamborghini: Rock legend Tony Iommi shares his passion for super sports cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese
Tony Iommi, guitarist and king of riffs with legendary ‘monsters of rock’ Black Sabbath, has deepened his life-long passion for Lamborghini by acquiring a Lamborghini Urus. Together with frontman Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward, Iommi – the only constant band member – forged a sound that set the template for what would become known as ‘heavy metal’. Since forming in 1968 in the industrial British city of Birmingham, Black Sabbath has sold in excess of 100 million albums, enthralled fans in countless stadium tours worldwide, and influenced generation after generation of rock bands. As one of the original architects of the thunderous guitar sound that characterises the heavy metal genre, it’s fitting that Iommi is a long-standing fan of Sant’Agata’s celebrated engines.
Rock stars love cars but as Iommi tells in an exclusive interview, his passion for Lamborghini dates back to the band’s first flush of success. For us it was all about sticking to what we do, what we believe in and what we like, from day one and all the way through. I’ve never changed my style because it’s the fashion. We’ve been in and out of fashion ourselves as things around us were constantly changing. But we never compromised and came back as big as ever, until we filled stadiums again. It was brilliant!
Apr 16, 2021 at 17:35