Tony Iommi and Tony Martin cannot legally record new music under the name Black Sabbath

Old BLACK SABBATH a singer Tony martin says he has no idea what’s going on with the proposed reissues of the albums he recorded with the band.

BLACK SABBATH released six albums with Martin singing : “The eternal idol” (1987), “Headless Cross” (1989), “Tyr” (1990), “Crossed objectives” (1994), “Cross Purposes Live” (1995) and “Forbidden” (1995). Ultimately, Martin and his “Forbidden”-the band mates were ousted when the guitarist Tony iommi reunited with SABBATHthe other original members of.

Martin discussed the possibility of LPs from his time of SABBATH reissued in a brand new interview with The Metal Voice of Canada. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We had a guy in BLACK SABBATH called Geoff nicholls. He was the keyboardist. He died four years ago. And when we [were] at Geoff nichollsfuneral service I came across Tony iommi over there, and he said, ‘I’ve got plenty of things to play you on. And we have to get together and see if we can write new songs. And then maybe we can re-edit the Tony martin-st albums. ‘ And I was like, ‘Well, that’s cool. Okay. No matter.’ Then the phone broke for centuries – months and months and months and months. So I called him back and he said, ‘Come home and we’ll talk about it.’ So I said, ‘Okay.’ So I went to his house and he said, ‘We can’t do this.’ And I went, ‘What?’ He said, ‘We can’t do it.’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said because there is a deal with the guys from SABBATH that they can only release something [new] under the SABBATH name if this is the original SABBATH members. No one else can record anything [new] under the SABBATH Last name…. What he said is what we can to do is to re-edit the albums. We cannot add anything to it. So what we would expect, if it ever gets there, is that the Tony martin-st albums, apart “Eternal Idol”, because it belongs to someone else, to be reissued. Remixed probably in the case of ‘Forbidden’, but I think it will be like before … [We can add] just stuff that was already recorded at the time. “

According to Martin, he has already found heaps of recordings in his personal collection that would be perfect for inclusion in proposed issues of the SABBATH albums from his band era.

“I’ve looked in… I’ve got hundreds of tapes – stuff from writing sessions,” he said. “I have the tapes when Eddie van halen was with us writing on “Crossed objectives”. I sent this to Tony. Who appeared on Youtube; I don’t know how it came out. But I have all kinds of stuff like that. And I thought that was the kind of thing that they would re-release the albums with. But I have no idea. You probably know more than I do. “

Six years ago, Iommi Recount I heart guitar that “it’s a shame” that “it took a lot for people to accept” Martin like SABBATHthe singer. “It took all these years later for people to say, ‘Oh god damn it, that was a good band with good vocals.’ So it took a long time for people to really realize how good it was. “

In 2018, Iommi spent time in the studio remixing “Forbidden” for a future version. The LP, which presents Martin, drummer Comfortable powell and bassist Neil murray, is often considered as SABBATHthe worst studio recording.

In a 2012 interview with About Röck, Martin said he was “surprised” to see Iommi criticize him in the guitarist “Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath” book (with reference to Martin period, in particular the tour phase after the release of “Crossed objectives” In 1994, Iommi blasted his former singer as “unprofessional” and having “no stage presence”). Martin said, “I mean, they never told me anything. Surely, if you have a problem, the first person you should tell something to is the person who is in the group with you … It looks like to a really stupid thing to say, like they didn’t say anything to my face – and, if they did, then even more of cheating on them to say nothing, because, you know, we could have fixed that. I told them, over and over, that if there was anything they wanted to change, do it differently, just to say it and we could fix it, but clearly they didn’t, they obviously didn’t. didn’t have the guts to do it, and writing about it in a book afterwards seems a little silly to me. I’m not bitter about it, but it’s surprising … It sounds a little silly to say that after the fact. “

Original SABBATH a singer Ozzy Osbourne filed a complaint against Iommi in May 2009, claiming that Tony illegally took sole ownership of the group’s name in a filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Osbourne for follow-up Iommi for a 50 percent stake in the “Black Sabbath” brand, as well as a portion of Iommitakes advantage of the use of the name.

The Manhattan federal trial also accused OsbourneThe ‘iconic lead vocals’ of’ are largely responsible for the group’s “extraordinary success”, noting that their popularity plummeted during their absence from 1980 to 1996.

Attorney Andrew DeVore argued that Osbourne has waived all rights to the BLACK SABBATH mark after leaving the group in 1979.

Osbournethe lawyer of, Howard County, called the deal a “red herring” which was “rejected” when the singer joined the band in 1997 and took over “quality control” of the band’s merchandise, tours and recordings.

In June 2010, Ozzy Recount The pulse of the radio that the lawsuit between him and Tony had been settled and that everything was going well between them.

Martinthe new solo album by, “The spikes”, will arrive on January 14 via Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Discs. Among the guest musicians appearing on the LP are Scott McClellan (who helped write the album), Danny “Danté” Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (HAMMER FALL), Greg smith (ALICE COOPER, RAINBOW, BLUE YSTER WORSHIP) and Martinthe youngest son of Joe.

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