Last week was the 35th anniversary of the now legendary Live Aid benefit concert, you know the one where Queen absolutely stole the show. But there was ruckus backstage and leave it to Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi to get to the bottom of it.
Live Aid, of course, featured a one-off Black Sabbath reunion of the original lineup, with Ozzy Osbourne, even though they did not have a chance to rehearse beforehand. During a recent interview with SiriusXM, Iommi recalled the legendary time.
"It was a bit of a disaster, really, to be honest. They had a room booked for us to rehearse. We started rehearsing and then we started talking about the old times; so most of the rehearsal was talking," Iommi begins sharing.
"And the time when we did rehearse, it was a closed session, and it would be embarrassing really because I saw these two girls come in at the back of the room. And I said to one of our crew, ‘Look, there’s people walking in,’ you know, 'you better tell them to get out, this is a private rehearsal.'"
One of those girls actually ended up being the legendary Madonna herself, who was riding the success of her sophmore album, Like A Virgin.
Iommi continued "Anyway, he goes up and tells them and it turns out to be Madonna. So it’s a bit embarrassing. But anyway, we had the rehearsal and then went back to the hotel."
Iommi revealed a legendary night of drinking which led to him feeling a bit hungover for the performance the next night. Iommi called the hangover "dreadful."
Does Iommi look hungover? Watch the footage below.