Monday 18 February 2013, 12:48 | By

May and Iommi to may make “album of riffs”

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Brian May

Queen’s Brian May and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi are apparently planning to put together a compilation of their unused riffs for other people to use.

In an interview with both guitarists in the new issue of Kerrang!, Iommi mentions an “album of riffs”, to which May responds: “I’m very, very keen. The record he’s talking about was supposed to be a secret but I guess he’s blown it now!”

May says he came up with the idea when he visited Iommi’s studio and realised how much unused material the guitarist had in his archive, explaining: “I thought it would be great to make a compilation out of them. The idea was to put all these riffs out in some form so that people could build their own songs from them. You could make your own music with Tony Iommi on guitar!”

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