Tony Iommi is planning more music “in the vein” of his song “Scent of Dark”.
The Black Sabbath legend recently released a solo single and fragrance of the same name, featuring symphonic strings, and the 73-year-old guitar god has revealed he wants to keep writing music like this.
In a YouTube video titled “2022 New Years Message from Tony Iommi,” he teased, “A few interesting things [have] happened to me last year, one being that they named a fossil after me – a 480 million years old [old] fossil [called] Iommi, of whom I am really proud.
“It’s brilliant! I never thought it would happen. And the next thing that happened, which again I never thought, was I released my own scent.
“It’s really great for me because I’ve always been interested for many, many years in different colognes and aftershaves and everything.”
He added, “I really enjoyed it and the response has been fantastic.
“I’m going to continue in that vein of writing stuff like this. It was a great experience. … My wife played the ghost at the end of the video, and [at] the start, so take a look!
The musician also praised his former bandmate Ozzy Osbourne and teased the track Tony wrote for the 73-year-old rocker’s upcoming solo LP.
Tony exclaimed, “He did some really good vocals on it.
“I was really happy with what he did – he sings really well.”
Although Tony and Ozzy are in regular contact, they “don’t really speak” directly because the “Paranoid” singer is confused by the different time zones in the US and UK, so they communicate mainly via text message.
Tony said recently, “We have quite a number of contacts. We’re not really talking because we’re both useless on the phone. I think we stopped that when he called me at 2 am and I was like, “Oz, it’s 2 am.” ‘Oh, oh, sorry. Very well. Bye.’
“He forgets what time it is in England, and sure enough when the phone rings at that time in the morning you think, ‘Oh, my God. What is that? Someone died or something happened. And of course he’s the one who says, ‘Oh, oh, oh, oh, sorry. I didn’t know it was then. So we tend to be content with text now. “