The star-powered jam session happened at the band’s show in Birmingham

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Tony Iommi performing with Hollywood Vampires in Birmingham [Kyler Clark]

On Tuesday (July 11) at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi joined Hollywood Vampires for a rousing rendition of the Sabbath classic “Paranoid.” It was a triumphant return to the stage for the Sabbath guitarist, as he tore through the track’s solo with a youthful spirit. Check out the fan-filmed footage below.

Tony Iommi recently made headlines when he revealed that Black Sabbath were offered a slot at Goldenvoice’s upcoming mega-concert Power Trip.

“It’s hard, because Ozzy’s been going through a lot of stuff lately,” Iommi told SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation host Eddie Trunk. “He’s in hospital and out of hospital, and he’s really been fighting it; he really wants to get out there. But in my mind, it’s very difficult to sort of say yes. I’ve gotta think of the people in the band as well. I’ve gotta think of Ozzy, if he’s gonna be all right to do a show and whatever. So I wasn’t that comfortable with it, but I didn’t know Ozzy would be doing it on his own. But it’s great. I hope he can do it and that it’ll be really good. He really wants to do it. And he’s really trying to pull to get himself back. He’s had to go through such a lot of hard stuff lately. It’s such a shame, really. But he’s still fighting there.”

Despite turning down Power Trip, Iommi hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a one-off Black Sabbath reunion.

“I’ve certainly done the Commonwealth Games with Ozzy, and that sort of happened, but to do a full show, you’ve gotta make sure everybody’s in good shape because people are gonna remember you by that show. And I don’t want our reputation to go downhill all of a sudden. If something goes wrong or somebody can’t make it and we have to cancel… ‘Cause I don’t know everybody’s health; I don’t know how Bill [Ward’s] feeling these days. You just don’t know. So I’d like to be sure. If you’re gonna do anything, it’s gotta be good or not bother.”

After their European tour wraps up, Hollywood Vampires will return to the U.S. for three exclusive shows that were previously rescheduled due to guitarist Johnny Depp’s ankle injury.