Tony Iommi loves the new ballet set to the music of Black Sabbath.
The group's music has been reinterpreted for a dance production called 'Black Sabbath – The Ballet' which will be performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet in three venues across the UK in the fall.
Iommi confessed he previously would have thought it would be "weird,” but he feels proud to have the group's music reimagined in such a novel new way.
He explained, "[Lead composer Christopher Austin] came over to my house and played me his ideas. It was great to see someone else’s impression of what we did. I was wondering how they would do it – would they just play our songs as we did them? And of course, they don’t. There are little parts of us, then an interlude, then back in with another riff. I’ve heard loads of different versions of our music – accordions, everything. You name it, I’ve heard it. But this is really great."
A description of the production posted on the official website describes it as "the first true heavy metal ballet experience" featuring voiceovers by Tony as well as Sharon Osbourne, and hits like 'Paranoid' and 'Iron Man'.