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Q Awards 2015: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to received Gibson Les Paul Award

Q Awards 2015: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to received Gibson Les Paul Award
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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.

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“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.”

For more head to Gibson.com

You can follow the awards live, all day tomorrow. For exclusive interviews, videos, photos and more, head to Qthemusic.com/Q-Awards from 11am (BST) for details.

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