Black Sabbath riff master Tony Iommi has spoken about how he managed to write most of the upcoming Black Sabbath album in between sessions of chemotherapy.
Speaking with Kerrang!, Iommi, who was diagnosed with lymphoma back in January said: “Yeah, well, I get bored doing nothing.” He added, “It was good for me to do that.”
Iommi did concede, however, that there were days when the side effects of his treatment proved too much for him to take. “I did feel tired and sick – and it does make you sick, you start throwing up. But on the days when I felt I could do it, we were all there working.”
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler also weighed in on the matter: “Me and Ozzy came to England to work at Tony’s studio,” Butler told Kerrang!. “He was going to the hospital one day, and we’d go into the studio the next depending on how the chemo was affecting him.”
Furthermore, the band also confirmed that they have recorded 15 new tracks and plan to write a further two more for the new album, which has been described by Ozzy Osbourne as “f**king killer, man.”