Black Sabbath is taking control of the endless spin on their story with the announcement that Scot McFadyen and co-director Sam Dunn (Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
) have signed on to make a full-length documentary on the metal legends.
"Well, music documentaries and doing films about rock and metal bands is, and will always be, our bread and butter," Dunn told Metal Insider.
And of course it doesn't get any better for film-makers than Black Sabbath.
The Hall of Fame fellows are on tour this summer and our old friend Tony Iommi seems to be in good health after battling cancer for the last two years. Sabbath's latest studio album, 13
, went to #1 on Billboard
and their live DVD, Live… Gathered In Their Masses,
is still a fan favorite. And as for the critics? A review of their April Hollywood Bowl show in Neon Tommy
, the USC's digital music paper, described Black Sabbath as "performing with the kind of power and exuberance that they had as a bunch of 20-something, long-haired Birmingham ruffians
." And who would dare argue?
The Tony Iommi Epiphone G-400
is now a vintage classic and long gone from stores. But if you find one used, get it. It's a terrific guitar (of course--it's an Epiphone) and Tony himself worked on the design all the way. Stay tuned for more Sabbath surprises soon.