Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi on the occult and drug use
Heavy Metal band Black Sabbath recently had their first number one album in the UK for nearly 43 years.
Asked about whether the band had performed in a way that played up to their Satanic image, the band's guitarist Tony Iommi told HARDtalk's Shaun Ley they had "dabbled" in the occult in the early days, but said they had never been Satanists.
"It was creating music, and that's all I do. I don't try to create anything to destroy people or to upset anybody," he added.
Iommi also discussed the band's past drug use: "If I'd have known, what I know now, I certainly would not have dabbled to that extent. I don't think any of us would."
Available since: Wed 26 Jun 2013
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