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May 21, 2021 46 min

Black Sabbath and lead guitarist Tony Iommi laid the foundation for metal music. In this episode, Tony shares highs and lows of his journey to becoming a metal legend, including the story of an almost career-ending injury that actually added to Sabbath's dark, demonic sound. Members of Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Pantera, Type O Negative and others share tales and take a deep plunge into the cauldron of molten metal.

Black Sabbath’s legendary guitarist Tony Iommi recounts the hand injury that almost ended his career. Black Sabbath lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne condemns the hippy movement. Learn how Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler switched from playing guitar to bass for the band. Pantera vocalist Philip Anselmo praises Black Sabbath and Tony Iommi for their fearless sound. Anthrax guitarist and co-founder Scott Ian explains how Tony Iommi is responsible for every riff written in metal.

Backstaged: The Devil in Metal is a production of Diversion Podcasts in association with iHeartRadio. Written and hosted by Jon Wiederhorn. Produced and directed by Mark Francis and Scott Waxman. Consulting Producer: Andrew Kalb. Production Assistant: Anita Okoye. Social Media Manager: Stephen Tompkins. Instrumental guitar music by Scott Waxman. Editing by Chris Schreiner. Technical Producer: Clem Fandango. Director of Marketing and Business Development: Jacob Bronstein. Executive Producers: Scott Waxman and Mark Francis. Special thanks to Oren Rosenbaum at UTA.

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