Image for Tony Iommi Track Selected By Armenia For Eurovision Performance

Tony Iommi Track Selected By Armenia For Eurovision Performance

Written by Mike Hohnen on March 5, 2013

In the Black Sabbath guitarist’s own words, “Well here’s something different”. A track that features music written by Tony Iommi has been selected by the great nation of Armenia as their performance for the prestigious annual Eurovision.

The song, called Lonely Planet, will be performed by Armenia band Dorians, who, according to Iommi, wrote the lyrics for the tune, which are apparently all in English. The connection isn’t all that obscure. Iommi’s involvement with the country dates back to 1988, according to Loud Wire, when he helped raise funds following a devastating earthquake that hit the region.

Iommi also tagged a team of other iconic musicians from bands such as Deep Purple and Iron Maiden, and Metallica’s Jason Newstead to record a two-track benefit single.

Eurovision is one of the most anticipated spectacles of the year and has launched careers of mega stars such as ABBA and Celine Dion. Who knows, maybe Dorians will be the next big thing. That’ll make it an even bigger year for the guitarist, who is set to feature on Black Sabbaths forthcoming 13.

Here is Iommi’s full comment:

Well here’s something different, one of my demo ideas has been chosen as the Armenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest! It went on a short list and Saturday night was voted as the winner. I did the music and the performing band Dorians wrote the lyrics, it’s called ‘Lonely Planet’. They’re a good band, the singer has a really good voice and the lyrics they’ve written are in English. It now goes to the semi-final on May 16th in Malmo, Sweden. Glad to be able to be involved with Armenia again, the school is coming along fine, they’ve got the furniture sorted and it will be opened late summer.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

News

Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger Have Called It Quits After 2 Years

The demise of musician relationships like Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Jack and Meg White or Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have all diminished our belief in true love in the past and now Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have added to that.

News

Motörhead’s Lemmy Walks Offstage Mid-Show Due To Health Issues

Motörhead‘s extensive tour schedule had people thinking that frontman Lemmy was back to full health after battling problems since 2013, however, it seems he is really struggling.

News

Tom DeLonge Is “Willing And Interested” In Rejoining Blink-182

Former Blink-182 guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge says he is “totally willing and interesting” in reuniting with his former bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, reassuring fans that the longtime Blink lineup might actually have a future.

News

Tool’s New Album Isn’t Ready, But They ARE Selling These New Blankets

It’s been almost a decade since the last Tool album first graced our ears, and while fans continue to sit tight in anticipation of the group’s super-highly-anticipated next album, the band are selling USD$200 blankets made from recycled Tool shirts.

News

Lansdowne Hotel Announces Free ‘Last Call’ Farewell Festival

With its doors set to close for good in the coming weeks, Sydney’s Lansdowne Hotel is set to go out with a bang thanks to its newly-announced Last Call farewell festival, which will take place in just over a week’s time.

News

Sexual Acts Cause Outrage At New Zealand Pretty Ricky Concert

A performance by US hip hop outfit Pretty Ricky has caused controversy, with concertgoers in New Zealand reportedly demanding refunds after watching the group take part in what one witness has called a “live sex show” during their set.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You