Tony Iommi’s longtime guitar technician Mike Clement has died. Let’s take a closer look at how Mike Clement died and the cause of the death of guitar technology
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Tony Iommi, a longtime member of Black Sabbath, is saddened by the passing of one of his closest friends, guitar technician Mike Clement. Clement died on Monday (Nov. 28).
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi announced the death of his longtime guitar tech, Mike Clement, in a recent social media post.
Earlier this year Clement had a “Had a severe fall while working on his business” and was currently in an artificially induced coma.
Today is a very sad day for me – Mike Clement, a dear old friend and my guitar technician for the past 33 years, passed away this morning. Mike is a lovely man who is very loyal and I can depend on him one hundred percent. He will be greatly missed by many people around the world and by all Sabbat members and crews. My deepest sympathies to his family and his many friends.
Rip my dear friend,
Today is a very sad day for me. Mike Clement, a dear old friend of mine and my guitar tech for the past 33 years, passed away this morning. Mike is a lovely man who is very loyal and I can depend on him 100%. My deepest sympathies to his family and his many friends. to tear
– Tony pic.twitter.com/YaPWBBFh1Y
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) November 28, 2022
Cause of death Mike Clement
Iommi was before He shared In April, Clement was in a coma after suffering a fall. The statement said:
Sad news that my techie and good friend Mick Clement has suffered a serious fall while working in his profession. He is in an induced coma and is thankfully starting to show signs of improvement. Our thoughts are with his family, who has been a key employee with me for over 30 years.
Sad news that my techie and good friend Mick Clement has suffered a serious fall while working in his profession. He is in an induced coma and is thankfully starting to show signs of improvement. Our thoughts are with his family, who has been a key employee with me for over 30 years. pic.twitter.com/hBIQcJoWgn
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) April 19, 2022
Who is Mike Clement?
For over three decades, Clement has collaborated with the legendary Black Sabbath Guitar Tech. Before joining Iommi, Clement worked as a technician for MOTRHEAD for three and a half years.
Clement “fell into” the rock & roll business in the mid-1970s, claiming the Manchester College student home of metal. In the late 1970s, he began designing mic lights for a number of musicians including Roy Harper, UK Subs and Wah Heat.
He was inspired to change his life after a drunken run-in with an old acquaintance from Chad Cafe, a nearby pub called Mulberrys. Accepting the challenge, he spent the next four years working with MOTORHEAD, looking after Lemmy and Michael “Wurzel” Burston. He was hired as Sabbath’s guitar technician in early 1990 and has been there ever since.
Sabbath’s historic 49-year career ended in Birmingham in February 2017 as part of “The End” tour. “The End” is Sabbatical’s final journey, as Iommi, diagnosed with lymphoma in late 2011, is unable to travel for long periods of time.
In early 2012, shortly after Sabbath announced a reunion tour and record, Iommi was diagnosed with cancer. He was treated throughout the process of recording the album, “13” and the subsequent promotional tour.
Who is Tony Iommi?
British musician Anthony Frank Iommi (/home/) was born on February 19, 1948. He was a co-founder of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath and served as their guitarist, leader, primary songwriter and sole permanent member for over five decades. .
Iommi was ranked 25th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
As a teenager, Iommi lost the tips of his right middle and ring fingers in an accident on his last day working at a sheet metal mill, which significantly affected his playing technique.
In 1968, he left Black Sabbath (then known as Earth) to join Jethro Dull, but he never released any music with them. In 1969, he rejoined Black Sabbath.
Iommi, his first solo album, was released in 2000. Fused, starring his former band Glenn Hughes, was released in 2005.
He founded Heaven & Hell after releasing Fuse, but the band broke up in 2010 following the death of Ronnie James Duo. Iommi’s autobiography Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath was published in 2011.
Condolences to Mike Clement
Mike is one of a kind. A great man whom I greatly admired. I will miss him and our long talks. Be well and rest in peace my friend.
I was shocked. Heartbreaking, sorry for your loss, Tony. My deepest condolences to you, Mike’s family and the entire team that worked with him. Mike’s smile will stay with us forever and I’m so glad I got a chance to shake his hand when he came to bring us your picks for Saturday’s last gig in Krakow.
Tony I am truly sorry for your loss. He leaves a huge void in the Black Sabbath community and will certainly be missed for a very long time.
Damn! Excuse me. He is a good boy. I remember him well from the Sabbath/Bandera tour in 1999. Much love to you and his family.
Condolences to you Tony. Your guitar sound always makes me happy, both live and in the studio, and I’m sure Mike played a part in that as well. My thoughts are with you and all who loved him.
Mike was a very lovely fellow and it was a pleasure to meet him over the years. I am sorry for your loss and my condolences to Tony and Mike’s family. God bless you my friend.
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