TONY MARTIN is one of those legendary musicians who has a main part in the writing of Heavy Metal history. His great style in singing makes many fans and critics believe he is one of the best Metal vocalists. The second most long standing vocalist of Heavy Metal creators BLACK SABBATH, Tony Martin was recently interviewed by Metal Shock Finland’s Ali Blackdiamond ahead of his upcoming one-off show with his band HEADLESS CROSS at The Asylum in Birmingham on July 27th 2012. Some of this interesting conversation can be read below:
When discussing the upcoming Asylum Show, Tony said: ‘It feels a bit nervewracking as it’s the first time playing my own solo things, in my own country, in my own town!’ The set is awesome, just brilliant, I’m really looking forward to it. We’d love to ram it full and make a real party of it.
This year has been quite eventful with the release of ‘The Third Cage‘ with Dario Mollo, has really livened things up, so we decided to go for it.
Blaze is going to do an unplugged acoustic set, I might even get up and do something with him.’
Tony had the following to say when asked about Bill Ward exiting BLACK SABBATH:
‘ My years with Black Sabbath span 10 years and I’ve heard all the stories, not once did they say a bad word about Bill. They’ve always rated him, they love him. He’s had his little moments like we all have, them included, but I didn’t understand why they didn’t give him time to get his thing together, why not set up rehearsals to help him out? It seems a bit like a publicity stunt in that they’re saying ‘we can’t be bothered to do rehearsals to get him to learn all the stuff again, so we’ll save it for another time and another reunion.’
I really don’t know, but just don’t get it. Bill’s a lovely guy by the way, really cool.’
You can listen to the whole of the interview on the player below: