Sky Arts Greatest Guitar Riffs tonight – Ep1 ft Brian May

Tony Iommi - credit: Sky Arts
Tony Iommi – credit: Sky Arts

Sky Arts Greatest Guitar Riffs series begins tonight with Episode 1, featuring a special appearance by Brian.

Greatest Guitar Riffs
– Airs Sky Channel 130
24 November 2023 at 9.00-10.00PM
Series 1 Episode 1: Tony Iommi: Black SabbathThe Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi reveals how he created the riffs that changed the genre of rock forever as Brian May of Queen joins him at his home studio for a jam session.


New Sky Arts series, Greatest Guitar Riffs, airs over the course of three consecutive nights: 24th, 25th and 26th November.

This three-part documentary series unpicks the workings of some of the most famous riffs in musical history, taking audiences on an exhilarating journey which tracks the personal impact of the guitar riff on three legendary guitarists – Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, The Police’s Andy Summers and Heart’s Nancy Wilson. 

Episode One 

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi pulls back the curtain on the creation of Sabbath’s classic riffs and the creation of heavy metal, delving into tracks including Paranoid, War Pigs and Iron Man.

A special highlight of the episode is the presence of Brian May of Queen, who joins Tony Iommi at his home studio for a memorable jam session. The collaboration between these two guitar legends promises a unique and electrifying musical experience, adding an extra layer of excitement for fans and enthusiasts alike.

What Time is the “Tony Iommi” Episode On?

The Tony Iommi episode of Greatest Guitar Riffs will be broadcast on November 24 2023 on Sky Arts at 10:00 PM.