News

Black Sabbath star a college music professor

Black Sabbath star a college music professor

PROFESSOR:Guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath accepts the Best Album award for Black Sabbath's "13" at the 6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 23, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Associated Press/ Paul A. Hebert/Invision

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi is to pass on his rock ‘n’ roll knowledge to students in his native U.K. as a university music professor.

The rocker has been made a professor of music at Coventry University in England and plans to start teaching songwriting workshops in the autumn.

Iommi, who received an honorary doctorate from the university last year, says, “I’m looking forward to working with the students.”

Dr Sara Reed, head of the university’s performing arts department, adds, “His huge wealth of experience and musical knowledge is beyond value to our students. It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to learn from such an immensely talented individual.”

Recent Headlines

in Music

KISS to star in new ‘Scooby-Doo’ movie

kiss

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer have voiced themselves in the animated project.

in Viral Videos

Promposal FAIL

19-overlay3

A high schooler's prom proposal doesn't go as planned.

in Music

This week’s top rock tracks

foofighters

LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Record Store Day celebrates all things indie

recordstoreday

Record Store Day celebrates thousands of independent music stores across America.

in Music

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts its 30th class

joanjettbilliejoarmstrong

Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr and others will be welcomed as the 2015 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.