I’m pretty sure these are the smaller Stonehenge props Iommi mentions at the very end of the excerpt.

By Steve Newton

Previously I’ve offered up audio excerpts from my 1984 interview with Tony Iommi in which the Black Sabbath guitarist talked about blowing up singer Ian Gillan’s boat during recording sessions for Born Again, and about a second Sabbath album with Gillan (which of course never happened).

This time around I’ve got Iommi talking about the stage show for the disastrous Born Again tour, during which the group attempted to use stone props that were actually much larger than the monuments at Stonehenge. They were so big that some concertgoers couldn’t even see the band!

Now that’s what I call a Spinal Tap moment. Or a reverse Spinal Tap moment, anyway.

Have a listen:

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Warning:Curves Ahead

This morning, as I was perusing my Facebook timeline, I happened upon an article that a lovely friend shared. It was entitled “24 Things Women Should Stop Wearing After Age 30”, and it triggered Maximum Eye-Rolling from everyone who took the time out to read it.

Written by Kallie Provencher for RantChic.com, this “article” (I use the term loosely) highlighted things such as “leopard print”, “graphic tees”, and “short dresses” (because “By this age, women should know it’s always better to leave something to the imagination”). Kallie, it seems, has a number of opinions on what women over 30 should and shouldn’t be doing, having also penned “30 Things Women Over 30 Shouldn’t Own” and “20 Pictures Women Over 30 Need To Stop Posting Online”. (What is this magical post-30 land where women are suddenly not allowed to do or own so many things?!)

Motivated by Kallie’s “article”, I decided to…

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