ROCK LEGENDS TONY IOMMI AND IAN GILLAN TO RECORD A FEW NEW SONGS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ARMENIAN SCHOOL
ArmInfo. Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi announced that he will record
a few songs with lead singer of Deep Purple Ian Gillan, aiming at
raising funds for the Armenian music school in Gyumri.
Tony Iommi said this in an exclusive interview to "Metal Hammer". "Ian
was at mine a few weeks back, and we put a couple of tracks down,
just to try and raise some money for Armenia. We raised some money 20
years ago and we wanted to do it again, to be able to buy stuff. We
went over a few months ago because they gave us an Order Of honour
from the president and so Ian and I went over and Pat Cash came. They
showed us what the money had bought. They showed us this old music
school, it was freezing and the kids had no instruments so we bought
them some new instruments – drums and guitars – and we want to build
a new school for the kids.
We’re going to do a few songs and, hopefully, we can raise the money
to afford to buy them a new school. The plans are quite open at the
moment. We’ve talked about doing a couple of shows out there, but
it’s about working round what we are both doing – because we [Heaven
And Hell] hope touring will start again soon," Tony Iommi stated.
Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan visited Armenia on October 1-2, 2009,
within the framework of Armenia Grateful 2 Rock project. Ian Gillan’s
charitable concerts with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia took
place in Yerevan on March 26 and 27, 2010, and the entire proceeds –
18mln 327 thousand AMD, will be spent for constructing the building
for N6 music school in Gyumri.