Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi is to receive the Gibson Les Paul Award at tomorrow’s (19 October) Q Awards In Association With Absolute Radio, we’re proud to announce.
As a curtain raiser to the event, we can confirm the guitarist will follow last year’s winner Johnny Marr by being honoured with the award named after the iconic guitar maker.
“Tony is one of those rare guitar players in that he truly defines a genre and a sound,” explains Q’s Senior Editor Matt Mason. “His influence is huge but, equally, there is a real finesse in his playing that often gets overlooked. It harks back to his early love of Django Reinhardt – the legendary gypsy-jazz guitarist – who was a formative influence on Tony. As with all great musicians, Tony hears the world in a totally unique way, and that is what the Gibson Les Paul celebrates.”
Iommi will be presented with his award tomorrow – and we’ll have more from the Black Sabbath man on Qthemusic.com – but following the announcement of this year’s award on Absolute Radio’s Sunday Night Music Club tonight (18), he told Q: “I’m very honoured to receive the Les Paul Award, so many thanks to Q magazine and Gibson – I have a long history with the guitar-maker.”
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