It was about a year ago that Black Sabbath guitarist/leader Tony Iommi released his autobiography, Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath. Now, as is customary in the book publishing world, he’s getting ready for the release of the book’s softcover edition.

But a lot has happened in Iommi’s life in the past 12 months, from Black Sabbath reuniting, to their battles with former drummer Bill Ward, their emotional performance at Lollapalooza this summer, their upcoming reunion album and most traumatically, his battle with lymphoma. In a note to fans on his website, he says that all of this will be addressed in the paperback: “It’s got new chapters bringing everything up to date including my battle with lymphoma.”

The paperback version will be on bookshelves in the U.K. as of tomorrow (November 8), and will be available on December 11 on these shores.

In other Black Sabbath news, the band recently announced a handful of tour dates in Japan and Australia, and have said that their new album will be out in April of 2013.

Brian Ives, CBS LocalĀ 


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