Toni Iommi and Ian Gillian to Release Collaborative Album

Courtesy of WhoCares Official; From Left: Iommi, Gillian   

Two of rock’s heavy hitters will once again team up to release an album featuring several rarities and new songs.

Last year, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillian joined forces for the program “WhoCares,” releasing two songs in order to help raise funds to rebuild a music school in Armenia. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, a new complete "WhoCares" album is set for a June 22 release date.

The new album will feature the pair of songs released last year as well as rare tracks from both Iommi and Gillian. Other songs in the mix include an unreleased track from Gillian’s band Repo Depo, a Deep Purple studio jam, a couple of unreleased songs from Iommi and Gillian as well as b-sides and radio performances.

“As I said once in the song ‘Razzle Dazzle’ – it’s a real fine line between an orgy of destruction and a wonderful time,’” said Gillan. “The destruction of conformity in this case: Some of these pieces never really fit into their contemporary program and got sidelined or forgotten, and some of the album tracks never had much exposure. As the tracklisting for this album came together I noticed many of the titles had character similarities; a combination of freshness as they finally felt the sun on their backs and rebellion in a ‘yeah told you so’ kind of way. And that adds up to a wonderful time. And that adds up to more money for the music school we are building in Armenia.”



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