Tony Iommi told Eddie Van Halen: 'You're doing it wrong'

Tony Iommi told Eddie Van Halen: 'You're doing it wrong'

The guitarist of Black Sabbath Tony Iommi he published a video on his YouTube channel in which, together with the former singer of Black Sabbath Tony Martintalked about when Eddie Van Halen collaborated in the composition of the song “Evil eye” for the 1994 album “Cross Purposes”.

So he says
Tony Iommi
: “He (Eddie Van Halen, ed.) had a day off, I said to him: 'We're rehearsing, do you want to come?'. He said: 'Oh yes', and that's what he did. I went to pick him up in Birmingham, at the hotel , we passed a music store, I said, 'Do you want to get a guitar,' and so we did. Then we went to rehearsal.”

The 76-year-old British guitarist continues with his memory: “I explained to him: 'We're working on this song,' and we started playing it. He started playing a solo. First we played a couple of old Sabbath songs and I said, 'You're playing this wrong.' Because they (Van Halen, ed.) played Sabbath stuff before they were known. It was “Into The Void” or something like that, I don't remember. But anyway, that's the kind of relationship we had. We remained friends until his death. I spoke to him shortly before.”

Tony Iommi
Tony Martin
they made this video to promote the release of the box set
which contains the remastered versions of the four Sabbath albums from when Martin was behind the microphone:
“Headless Cross”
(1989), “Tyr” (1990),
“Cross Purposes”
(1994) e

Tony Martin
was the frontman of Sabbath from 1987 to 1990, when he was fired to let the former singer
James God
returned to the lineup. He returned to join the band from 1992 to 1997, but was fired again so that
Tony Iommi
could reunite the original lineup of
Black Sabbath
completed by singer Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.