BLACK STAR LINE-UP!

The Black Sabbath guitarist hopes to recruit an all-star line-up for his tour later in the year...

BLACK SABBATH guitarist TONY IOMMI has approached DAVE GROHL and BILLY CORGAN to play as part of his live band.

Iommi has recently released a solo album, ‘Iommi’, which featured a stellar line-up of guests stars, including Henry Rollins, Skunk Anansie singer Skin, as well as the Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters frontmen.

Speaking to Metal Hammer magazine, Iommi said he approached both with a view to live shows later in the year. He said: “I’m hoping to play some solo gigs, maybe by February. I’ve been out in the States doing promotion for the album, and now I just want to get out on the road. It’s looking pretty good, most of the people I’ve spoken to are up for doing it, it’s just a case of sorting out everybody’s schedules.

“When I was in Los Angeles, I got together with Dave Grohl and he seemed interested, and when I got home to England I spoke to Billy Corgan who was playing over here. He seemed pretty keen as well… my plan is to get a stable line-up first, and then bring in various guest vocalists.”