Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Tony Iommi donates famous guitar for fundraiser

The Black Sabbath guitarist has donated a Gibson Iommi SG prototype.
Great deals on musical instruments
Heavy-metal legend Tony Iommi has given his backing to a cancer foundation by donating a priceless guitar for a fundraiser.

The Black Sabbath icon is showing support for his late bandmate Ronnie James Dio by providing a one-of-a-kind Gibson Iommi SG prototype left-handed axe, which is expected to go for thousands once put under the hammer.

Iommi, who is currently battling cancer himself, has given the legendary guitar to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund for auction at its second annual awards gala which will take place on October 31st.

All proceeds generated from the sale of the axe will go into the charity's pot and Iommi has agreed to both sign the guitar and pose for a photo with the winning bidder, making it an ideal purchase for any Sabbath fan.

Iommi reunited with fellow Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler to perform a host of shows including a headline performance at this year's Download Festival as well as an intimate homecoming show at Birmingham's O2 Academy.

Posted by SR.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801476064-ADNFCR Posted on 25 Oct 2012 13:50 to category : Music News

Related Music News


Want to win 1,000 Euros worth of Shure equipment and a trip to London for a vocal masterclass at the Academy of Contemporary Music and recording session at Metropolis Studios? Discover more.

8 Oct 2015 12:23

Yamaha trumpet travels almost 2,000 miles for the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band's special guest appearance at the Spasskaya Tower Festival in Moscow - Russia's equivalent of the Edinburgh Tattoo.

25 Sep 2015 11:03

You can now bridge the gap between your Elektron hardware and your music studio software through a single USB connection thanks to the brand new Overbridge and Overhub.

2 Sep 2015 13:27

Yanagisawa have confirmed they will be sponsoring Saxophone Day 2015 at Birmingham University.

26 Aug 2015 15:42

We have all heard of the internationally popular game Guitar Hero? Well, Push Hero has just entered the fold!

20 Jul 2015 15:54

Its official – The UK’s creative industry is booming.

30 Jun 2015 17:25

Recent Music News


The Taylor Guitars Road Show 2015 will be stopping off at Gear4music headquarters, York on the 29.10.15 for an evening of guitar talk, gear and demonstrations.

7 Oct 2015 17:04

Akai has confirmed the release of the MPC Touch - the company's latest and most advanced product in the MPC range, to date.

7 Oct 2015 15:18

Buy two Boss compact pedals before the 16th of November 2015 and Boss will give you a third completely free!

2 Oct 2015 12:36

Moog has unveiled the Mother-32, their first table top synthesizer.

1 Oct 2015 17:00

Novation has lifted the lid on Circuit, a velocity-sensitive grid sequencer that combines two Novation polysynths and a four-part drum machine designed to create ideas in seconds.

1 Oct 2015 16:02

Orange Amplifiers has officially announced the Micro Dark amplifier - one of the smallest and heaviest-sounding guitar amplifiers the company has produced to date.

1 Oct 2015 13:43