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I was just reading this article about Sabbath... Man I hope they come back at least a few times more.. Such a great show they put on (you wouldn't have thought Tony was ill)

 

 

http://www.nme.com/news/black-sabbath/77318

 

Tony Iommi claims Hyde Park gig could be Black Sabbath's last ever

 

Band will headline the British Summer Time Festival on July 4

 

 

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has said that the band's Hyde Park gig this July could be their last ever.

 

The band will headline the British Summer Time Festival in London on July 4, topping a bill that also includes Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead, Soulfly, Hell, Bo Ningen and Wolfmother.

 

Speaking to Metal Hammer about the gig, Iommi admitted that he and his bandmates don't have currently plans to play live after the festival and that, combined with his ill health, could mark the last time Black Sabbath fans get to see the band perform live.

 

"It could be the last ever Sabbath show," the guitarist says. "I don't want it to be, but there's nothing really planned touring-wise after that show, so for all we know that could be it really. To be honest I don't want to be touring to this extent too much longer, because it makes me feel so bad."

 

Iommi completed treatment in March after being diagnosed with lymphoma in January 2012 and is currently awaiting an update from doctors. "I'm at a stage now where I have no support, which means I have to see whether the cancer is coming back or if it's still there or what," he says. "I just don't know. It's a bit of a worry. After we finish this tour I'll go in and have scan, so we'll see what that shows up."

 

Black Sabbath are currently touring in support of their latest album, '13'. The LP went on to debut at Number One on the Official UK Album Chart to become their first chart-topper in nearly 43 years.

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All the best to him. He is pushing 70 by now, he's had a pretty good life I suspect. We all have to retire at some point, and lots don't even get to. I hope he goes fishing and has a lot of good years out in the streams.

 

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All the best to him. He is pushing 70 by now, he's had a pretty good life I suspect. We all have to retire at some point, and lots don't even get to. I hope he goes fishing and has a lot of good years out in the streams.

 

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oh man, I can't help it but this just makes me sad. Tony was a huge influence when I was just getting myself really going on guitar back in the very early 70s

 

This news also comes at a time when our family is dealing with a re-occurrence of cancer for my wife's brother who is only 44 years old (second time in less than 10 years).

 

One of us is taking him into Boston every day for radiation (a 6 week run of this. I've never seen anyone facing such a dreadful time with such grace and courage)

 

My in-laws have a serious problem with Cancer in the family,, I've seen more of this than I ever wanted.

 

on a brighter note, my Sister's husband has been in Remission with Lymphoma for well over 10 years now.

 

So there is hope, maybe not of complete cure, but - at least to allow people to live out their lives in some fashion of normality.

 

Prayers for Tony.

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Only time will tell for T.I. Let's all pray for the best for him as he battles this awful thing,the C.

 

Rarely do I allow the WORD to cross my tongue.I despise such a cruel malady.Prostate survivor me self.

 

Saw Sabbath each time they toured for many years..Loads of survivors here if I read the post correctly,

 

All together now, for a huge Cheers Tommy !!

 

All the best energy to ya Sir.

 

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