I had the chance while working elsewhere in the biz years back to interview both Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath.

There's nothing quite like talking with the English elder-statesmen of rock and roll: always so well spoken, gentlemanly and down to earth.

As Sloan reported recently, the original Sabbath line up of Iommi, Butler, drummer Bill Ward and Ozzy are reuniting for an album and tour.

Following that now comes news that Iommi is the latest rocker to score on the New York Times best-seller list with his memoir  Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath (kick ass title, btw).

The book came out November 1st and enters the chart at #35.

Iommi was reportedly paid six figures to write it, which is chump change compared to what some are estimating the Sabbath reunion tour could net he and his band mates: some put the sum as high as $159 million.

That tour begins June 10th of next year at England's Download Festival.

I just placed  Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath on my Santa list and will post a review sometime in the future!