Tony Iommi wants to start writing again

Tony Iommi has been keeping busy ever since Black Sabbath retired from the road last year - but he hasn't pursued any musical projects.

The 69 year old guitarist said in an interview that he'd love to start writing again, but is currently busy with charity work including Hospital Trust, raising money to buy beds for chemo patients. Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012 and underwent surgery to remove a lump from his throat last year.

Iommi told The Midland Rocks "I thought after this tour, 'Well, now I will get time to just relax and do some stuff that I had always wanted to do,' but it hasn't happened yet,"