TONY IOMMI Erases Sex Offender From 'DEP Sessions'

January 5, 2005 is reporting that Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE) were forced to call in TEARS FOR FEARS drummer Jimmy Copley to revamp the beats on their lost "The 1996 DEP Sessions" because they no longer wanted to be associated with a sex offender.

Jailed former JUDAS PRIEST star Dave Holland was the guest drummer on the 1996 project, which was locked away in one of Iommi's vaults until a pal stumbled across them and urged the BLACK SABBATH guitarist to consider releasing them.

But Iommi didn't want to put the album out with Holland's name attached to the project after the drummer was jailed in 2003 for attempting to rape a special-needs youth.

Iommi says, "The association he's got at the moment isn't something we wanted to be involved in... The recording wasn't that good."

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