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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - APRIL 17: Tony Iommi from the band Black Sabbath poses with his guitar 'Epiphone SG Signiture' during his visit at the 'Frankfurter Musikmesse' on April 17, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany; LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: Brian May of Queen performs live on stage at 02 Arena on January 17, 2015 in London, England.

Now that he has some time on his hands after “The End” of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi is turning his attention to another project on his bucket list — a collaborative album with Brian May of Queen.

May guested on the track “Flame On” from Iommi’s 2000 solo album, and the two began talking about a full-fledged album together in 2013, perhaps an interactive project that would recruit fans to contribute to the songs.

May is currently on the road in North America with Queen + Adam Lambert, but Iommi tells EON Music that, “Brian came up to my house a couple of weeks ago and we started talking about (the album) again — but it’s quite possible. We’d like to do it, but now he’s going on tour. But yeah, I’d like to do something with him.”

Queen + Adam Lambert is on the road through August 5 in North America and has a European tour set to kick off November 1 in Prague.


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