Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has told TeamRock
that he'd like to collaborate with iconic Welsh singer Tom Jones.
Back in the 1980s, a UK rock magazine ran a spoof news story claiming that Jones, most famous for his 1960's mega-hits "Delilah", "What's New Pussycat?" and "The Green, Green Grass Of Home", had been lined up to front Black Sabbath: the suggestion was that the new-look Sabbath would take a concept album based on a mythical monster visiting a Welsh pit village on the road, for the Minotaur/Miner Tour. Though the story was a joke, it sparked a conversation between Iommi and Jones which led to a friendship blossoming between the two men.
“I've met Tom a few times and we were talking one day and he said 'Did you ever see that thing in the press about me joining you guys?'”, Iommi reveals. “I said 'Yes, I did' and he said 'It's not a bad idea, is it?'”
“I like Tom, he's good,” Iommi adds. “I'd actually like to do something with him. It could work.”