Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Mourns Death of His Longtime Manager

    HomeMusicBlack Sabbath's Tony Iommi Mourns Death of His Longtime Manager

    Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Mourns Death of His Longtime Manager

    Tony Iommi recently shared via social media that his longtime manager, Ernest Chapman, has sadly passed away. The two have worked together since the late ’80s and here’s what Iommi said about the passing of his manager.

    Ernest Chapman was not only the Black Sabbath guitarist’s manager, he was also a lawyer as well as Ralph Baker’s business partner according to Blabbermouth. Iommi posted this on social media about his manager of over 30 years who passed away on Jan. 15, 2022:

    I’m sorry to hear that my long-term manager, and Ralph’s business partner, Ernest Chapman passed away this morning. A very successful lawyer as well as a manager, he was a rock for me in a difficult time in my career. Despite being from completely different backgrounds we really bonded. He will be sadly missed and my condolences to his wife Christie and the family.

    The two met through Phil Banfield in 1987 after Iommi reached out looking for help because of issues he was having with his taxes. Chapman also managed Jeff Beck, guitarist for the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group, and more. In Iommi’s autobiography, “Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell with Black Sabbath” he recalled his first encounter with Ernest Chapman, “I met up with him and the first thing Ernest said was: ‘You don’t do drugs, do you?’ I said: ‘No, No!’ ‘I don’t want anything to do with anybody doing drugs.’ ‘Oh. No, I don’t do them!’ Lying through my teeth. A really good start to the relationship.'”

    The music industry is rife with stories of managers taking advantage of musicians, but it seems like Ernest Chapman kept true to his name and was well, earnest. Iommi also added in his autobiography, “I was amazed at how straight he was. We started talking about stuff and I said: ‘What about commissions?’ We had nothing signed and he just said: ‘Don’t worry about anything like that. When we’ve sorted it out, I’ll take a percentage. What do you need now?’ There was nothing in it for him except grief, but I think he liked a bit of a challenge.”

    Rockers We Lost in 2021

    R.I.P. to the rockers who died in 2021.

    Read The Full Article Here

    Must Read

    Donald Trump Dead?
    Ranking Every Formula 1 Driver Based On Their Dating Potential
    Stars Celebrate Their Pets’ Birthdays Through the Years: Photos
    Taryn Manning Dances in Black Underwear & Red Booties After
    Woman of the Hour – first-look review
    PAW PATROL 2 THE MIGHTY MOVIE “Ryder Upgrades Mighty Vehicles”
    Apple Unveils First Look at ‘Godzilla’ TV Series
    Days of Our Lives Review for the Week 0f 9-11-23:
    Play the Music TV Shows Crossword
    What to Watch: Murder in G Major, Notes of Autumn,
    Gotham: Why You Should Love Batman’s Outrageously Fun TV Origin
    Take the Plunge: This Bestselling Ice Bath Is on Sale
    Watch *NSYNC Re-Create a Hilarious Group Photo: ‘Who Had Us
    Maren Morris Is ‘Righteously Angry’ & Leaving Country Music: So
    15 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Death Magnetic’
    The Autumn/Winter 2023 Fashion Trends That Really Matter
    Streamline Fall Dressing With These Two-Piece Sets From Old Navy
    Montreal-based Label Unttld Rebrands as Mance
    Women Loafers: 5 Cool Ways To Style Loafers This Fall
    Donald Trump Dead?
    Singapore’s New President, a Former Central Bank Chairman, Has Called
    The power grid needs repairs
    The world’s best hotel was just announced and it’s on
    Taylor Swift
    The Weeknd
    Chrisette Michele
    Charlie Puth