In a recent interview with Gibson TV, Tony Iommi talked about glam, hair bands famous in the 80s.
“I’ve always believed in sticking to what we do and what we know. I noticed that – particularly in the ’80s – and I was living over here [in the US] then, I’ll always remember the hair bands and all that stuff.
“That’s when that music came out, Poison and that sort of bands, so many, all sounding the same. I’m like, ‘Blimey, what’s happened here?’ It became more of a posing thing than the actual music.
“And so you sort of go off-track then, which was – I can’t say bad, they had done their own thing, which was great, but there was a glut of these bands that suddenly came up overnight, and then when that starts phasing out, certain bands would move on to something else, which, I could never see that.
“I believe in following what you believe in and sticking to that. If you like it, that’s it, and then if you can influence other people to like it… I’ve always had that thing. We’ve got to like it first, and then if people like it, great, if people don’t, don’t listen to it.”
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