In a recent conversation with The Eddie Trunk Podcast, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi talked about late guitarist Eddie Van Halen and their close relationship:
Here is what Iommi said:
“Well, we had a great, long friendship, really, ever since they toured with us on the ‘Never Say Die!’ tour in ’78. We stayed in touch. We lost contact for a while, and then we got back in touch, and it was great.
“We were in touch with each other on a regular basis, and when I’d be in LA, his wife and my wife, and Eddie and myself would go out for dinner, get together – it was great.
”We had a really nice relationship, and he supported me a lot when I was ill, and I tried to support him as well. We had a really good friendship, and I did actually, I was in touch with him not long before he went into the hospital, just before he passed away, really.”