stages of lymphoma," according to a statement sent out by the band's
publicist. "His bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes
to the guitarist at this time," the statement says. "Iommi is
currently working with doctors to establish the best treatment plan.
The 'Iron Man' of Rock and Roll remains upbeat and determined to make
a full and successful recovery."
Two months ago the original lineup of Black Sabbath announced plans to
record their first album of new material since 1978's Never Say Die!
with producer Rick Rubin. They had been working in Los Angeles, but
Iommi's diagnosis has caused them to move recording over to England.