Black Sabbath Autographs Pickguard.
Black Sabbath Autographs Pickguard Stratocaster style by Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio and Geezer Butler. Tony and Geezer signed in silver, Ronnie in gold.
Obtained during the Heaven and Hell tour when Black Sabbath rejoined with Ronnie James Dio.
Heaven & Hell were an English-American heavy metal band active from 2006 to 2010. The band was a collaboration featuring founding Black Sabbath members. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler along with former Black Sabbath members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice.
The four members of Heaven & Hell recorded and toured together as Black Sabbath from 1980 to 1982, and again from 1991 to 1992. After they reunited to record three new songs for the 2007 compilation album, Black Sabbath: The Dio Years, they embarked on a 2007–2008 tour. Iommi, owner of the Black Sabbath name. Decided to call the touring group Heaven & Hell to differentiate the project from the Ozzy Osbourne-led Black Sabbath. The moniker was taken from the first Dio-fronted Black Sabbath album, Heaven and Hell. According to Iommi, the name change was made so that fans at concerts would not expect “to hear “Iron Man” and “War Pigs” and all that… it’s none of the old stuff, it’s none of the Ozzy period. It’s all Dio stuff. So by calling ourselves Heaven and Hell, it’s revisiting that period.”
The group disbanded following Dio’s death from stomach cancer in 2010.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 in their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. I inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.