9 Rock Songs Almost Ruined By Their Original Lyrics - Page 3 of 9 - 9facts

9 Rock Songs Almost Ruined By Their Original Lyrics

#3. ‘Iron Man’ was nearly ‘Iron Bloke’

'Iron Man' was nearly 'Iron Bloke'

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi had just written one of the great rock riffs of all time, but there remained a problem: the half-formed song needed lyrics worthy of its crushing electric backbone. Ever inspired, vocalist Ozzy Osbourne posited that the riff sounded just like “a big iron bloke walking about.” Sabbath ran with the theme but, for better or worse, refined the title. “Iron Man” was born. Source

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