The man who wrote every riff in metal, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, has agreed to share his songwriting secrets with music students at Coventry University.
The University, which awarded Tony with an Honorary Doctorate Of Arts in November for his outstanding contribution to global music, has now appointed him to the role of Visiting Professor Of Music.
In the months following his honorary award, the University’s Department for Performing Arts forged close links with Tony and in May this year he carried out his first official engagement on campus in his capacity as a Visiting Professor — a role that he was delighted to accept.
During his recent visit to the University, Tony was shown around the performing arts department’s facilities and he spent the afternoon talking to students and staff and answering their questions about his 50-year career in the music business.
Said Dr. Geoff Willcocks, Coventry University’s Director Of Arts And Culture:
“To watch Tony interact with the students was an absolute privilege. He was incredibly generous and open with them about all aspects of his work. Tony is without doubt a rock icon and he’s an inspiration to so many people around the world. It’s wonderful to have such an important and respected international figure working with us.”
Iommi will return to the University in the autumn to work directly with students on their songwriting and composition skills.
Imagine that? Studying under Iommi? This all sounds almost too cool to even be real.
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