Tony Iommi Net Worth

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Tony Iommi
  • Net Worth: $140 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 19, 1948
  • Place Of Birth: Handsworth Birmingham, England, UK
  • Height: 6′ (1.83 m)
  • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, musician, producer
  • Nationality: British
  • Spouse: Maria Sjoholm (m. 2005-)
  • Children: Toni-Marie Iommi
  • Parents: Anthony Frank, Sylvia Maria Iommi, Paranoid, War Pigs, Iron Man
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tonyiomm/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonyiommi
  • MySpace: https://myspace.com/iommiofficial
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0409546
  • Allmusic: www.allmusic.com/artist/tony-iommi-mn0000007040
  • Record Labels: Rhino, I.R.S., Warner Bros.,
  • Albums: “Black Sabbath” (1970), “Paranoid” (1970), “Master of Reality” (1971), “Mob Rules” (1981), “Iommi” (2000), “The 1996 DEP Sessions” (2004), “Fused” (2005), “Live Evil” (1982)
  • Music Groups: “Black Sabbath” (1963), “Hank Marvin & The Shadows”, “Earth”
  • Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
  • Movies: The Last Supper, Highway Star – A Journey in Rock, Hard Rock Treasures, Black Sabbath: Total Rock Review, Black Sabbath: Up Close and Personal, Tony Iommi: Inside Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell: Neon Nights: Live at Wacken, Black Sabbath: Masters from the Vaults: Cross Purposes, Guitar Legends
  • TV Shows: “Black Sunday” (2003 – 2006)

Quotes

  • Here’s what led to Ozzy being kicked out of Black Sabbath. By the time we were about to let him go, we didn’t know how to go about doing so, and I was still unsure about making the decision, but Geezer and Bill came up to me and said, Either Ozzy goes, or we go. And you know Bill, he’s like the businessman of the band, he’s got the haircut, the suit, and the briefcase, and he fucking goes and tells Ozzy, Tony doesn’t want to work with you anymore. So to this day, Ozzy still thinks that I fired him on my own, when actually the other two were the ones who wanted him out. But I wasn’t very pleased with him either.
  • I was with Jethro Tull for two weeks. So what?
  • [on how he created the heavy music for Black Sabbath] “Well, to be honest, we just became so fed up with people talking while we were playing that we said, ‘Screw it, let’s turn it up, so they won’t be able to chatter.’ The band just kept getting louder and louder.”

Facts

  • The son of Italian immigrants.
  • Is close friends with Queen guitarist Brian May.
  • Is good friends with KISS bass player Gene Simmons.
  • The Black Sabbath album Seventh Star was actually a Tony Iommi solo album, but the record company put pressure on him to use the Black Sabbath name instead of his own (obviously to sell more copies.).
  • The only member of Black Sabbath to appear on every one of the band’s albums.
  • His birthday (February 19) is also the anniversary of the death of AC/DC singer Bon Scott.
  • Was engaged to Lita Ford in the mid 1980s. During that time, he recruited Eric Singer and Gordon Copley from Lita’s band to play on what would become Black Sabbath’s “Seventh Star” album.
  • Was briefly a member of Jethro Tull. He appears with them during their appearance on The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996).
  • Often tunes his guitar down to a D (from the traditional E piano tuning) or C# to get a darker sound and more depth.
  • He is the only original member of Black Sabbath to have stayed in the band throughout its numerous lineup changes.
  • Accidentally cut the tips off his middle and ring fingers on his right hand (his fingering hand, he plays guitar left-handed) in a work-related accident in 1966. Has played guitar using plastic tips on these fingers ever since.
  • In grade school in Birmingham, England, used to bully the man who would later become his bandmate, Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Guitarist for Black Sabbath.

Trademarks

  • Long Guitar Solos
  • Jet Black Hair
  • Black clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Raw droning guitar riffs
  • Signature Gibson SG Lefty guitar
  • Black leather jacket, large silver cross necklace, black mustache, left-handed Gibson guitar

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Lords of Dogtown 2005 writer: “Iron Man”
Imaginary Heroes 2004 writer: “It’s Alright”
Slugs 2004 writer: “Paranoid” – as Frank Iommi
The Simpsons 1991-2003 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
School of Rock 2003 “Iron Man”
Mike Graham Presents: The Best of Classic Championship Wrestling Vol. 1 2003 Video writer: “Iron Man”
Ozzy Osbourne: Live at Budokan 2002 Video documentary writer: “Paranoid”
Party at the Palace: The Queen’s Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary performer: “Paranoid” / writer: “Paranoid”
Ultimate X: The Movie 2002 Documentary short writer: “Paranoid”
Grounded for Life 2001 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary writer: “Into the Void”, “Paranoid”
Solitude 2000 writer: “Solitude” – as Iommi
Wings of the Crow 2000 writer: “Children Of The Grave”
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 2000 performer: “Goodbye Lament” / writer: “Goodbye Lament”
Gilmore Girls 2000 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Attraction 2000 performer: “Neat” / writer: “Neat”
Almost Famous 2000 writer: “Paranoid”, “Sweet Leaf” – as Frank Iommi
Futurama 2000 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live 1999 Video short writer: “Black Sabbath”, “Paranoid”, “Iron Man”
Any Given Sunday 1999 writer: “PARANOID” – as Anthony Iommi
Detroit Rock City 1999 writer: “Iron Man” – as Frank Iommi
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper 1999 Video documentary writer: “War Pigs”, “N.I.B.”, “Electric Funeral”, “Fairies Wear Boots”, “Into the Void”, “Sweet Leaf”, “Snowblind”, “After Forever”, “Dirty Women”, “Black Sabbath”, “Iron Man”, “Children of the Grave”, “Paranoid”
That ’70s Show 1999 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Heart By-Pass 1998 TV Movie documentary writer: “Iron Man”
Private Parts 1997 writer: “Paranoid”
The Jerky Boys 1995 writer: “Symptom of the Universe” – as Frank Iommi
The Stöned Age 1994 writer: “Paranoid” – as Anthony Iommi
Dazed and Confused 1993 writer: “Paranoid” – as Anthony Iommi
Rock N’ Roll Racing 1993 Video Game music: “Paranoid” – uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Wayne’s World 1992 “TIME MACHINE”
Zombie and the Ghost Train 1991 as Lommi, “SOLITUDE”
Sid and Nancy 1986 writer: “Paranoid” – as Iommi
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: “Paranoid”, “Iron Man”
Heavy Metal 1981 writer: “The Mob Rules”
Top of the Pops TV Series writer – 1 episode, 1978 music – 1 episode, 1978
Countdown 1974 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Rage 2006-2014 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
300: Rise of an Empire 2014 writer: “War Pigs”
This Is the End 2013 writer: “War Pigs”, “The End of the Beginning”
The Hangover Part III 2013 writer: “N.I.B.”
Elementary 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended 2012 TV Movie writer: “Hole in the Sky”
Dark Shadows 2012 writer: “Paranoid”
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodes
On Track with SEAT 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Fresh Meat 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Heaven & Hell – Neon Nights, Live in Europe 2010 Video writer: “E5150”, “The Mob Rules”, “Children of the Sea”, “I”, “Bible Black”, “Time Machine”, “Fear”, “Falling off the Edge of the World”, “Follow the Tears”, “Die Young”, “Heaven and Hell”, “Country Girl”, “Neon Knights” – uncredited
It’s Kind of a Funny Story 2010 writer: “It’s Alright”
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Bones 2010 writer: “Sweet Leaf” – as Anthony Iommi
Californication 2007-2009 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
WWF Raw 2009 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Brütal Legend 2009 Video Game writer: “Children of the Grave”, “Never Say Die”, “Symptom of the Universe”
Gentlemen Broncos 2009 writer: “Paranoid”
The Art of the Steal 2009 Documentary writer: “Iron Man”
Madden NFL 2010 2009 Video Game writer: “Paranoid”
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: “Heaven and Hell”
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: “Heaven and Hell”
Iron Man 2008 writer: “Iron Man”
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: “Paranoid”
Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall 2007 Video writer: “E5150”, “After All The Dead”, “The Mob Rules”, “Children of the Sea”, “Lady Evil”, “I”, “The Sign of the Southern Cross”, “Voodoo”, “The Devil Cried”, “Computer God”, “Falling Off the Edge of the World”, “Shadow of the Wind”, “Die Young”, “Heaven and Hell”, “Lonely is the Word”, “Neon Knights”
Music Within 2007 writer: “N.I.B”
Rock Band 2007 Video Game music: “Paranoid” / writer: “Paranoid”
We Are Marshall 2006 writer: “Paranoid”
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game lyrics: “WAR PIGS” – as Frank Iommi / music: “WAR PIGS” – as Frank Iommi
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game writer: “Iron Man”
Composer
Title Year Status Character
Tony Iommi: The Guitar That Drives Black Sabbath 1992 Video documentary
Black Sabbath: Never Say Die 1984
Actor
Title Year Status Character
I’m in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band 2010 TV Series
Self
Title Year Status Character
The Nation’s Favourite Queen Song 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Joy of the Guitar Riff 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Himself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself – Nominee
Black Sabbath: Live… Gathered in Their Masses 2013 Video Himself
Black Sabbath: 13 2013 Documentary short Himself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 TV Series Himself
How the Brits Rocked America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
That Metal Show 2011 TV Series Himself – Host
The One Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Heaven & Hell – Neon Nights, Live in Europe 2010 Video Himself
Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid 2010 Documentary Himself
Heavy Metal Britannia 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Story of the Guitar 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall 2007 Video Himself
Highway Star: A Journey in Rock 2007 Documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock School 2006 TV Series Himself
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey 2005 Documentary Himself
Hard Rock Treasures 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Jubilee Girl 2002 TV Movie Himself
Party at the Palace: The Queen’s Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
FanClub 2001 TV Series Himself (Black Sabbath)
We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n Roll 2001 Documentary Himself
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live 1999 Video short Himself (Guitar) (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper 1999 Video documentary Himself (Guitar)
Rock Family Trees 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey 1997 Documentary Himself
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1996 Documentary Himself – Jethro Tull
Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud 1993 Video Himself (Black Sabbath guitarist)
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 2 1992 Video documentary short Himself
Tony Iommi: The Guitar That Drives Black Sabbath 1992 Video documentary Himself (Black Sabbath guitarist)
Black Sabbath: The Black Sabbath Story, Volume 1 1992 Video Himself (Guitar) (as Black Sabbath)
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ozzy Osbourne: Don’t Blame Me 1991 Video documentary Himself
Guitar 1991 Video documentary Tony Iomi
Hard ‘N Heavy Volume 2 1989 Video Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: Never Say Die 1984 Himself / Guitarist (as Black Sabbath)
Black and Blue 1981 Documentary Himself (Black Sabbath)
Top of the Pops 1970-1978 TV Series Himself – Member: Black Sabbath / Himself
Beat-Club 1970 TV Series
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Nothing Is Easy: Jethro Tull Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 2005 Documentary Himself (guitar)
The Greatest 2004 TV Series documentary Himself

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