Iron Man
Performed by [[Black Sabbath]]
Year 1970
Appears in Guitar Hero
Tier 2
★★★★ (Expert) 77,258
★★★★★ (Expert) 115,887
[[Category:Songs by Black Sabbath]]

Paranoid cover.


This song has become an unofficial tribute to the Marvel Comics famous character.

Iron Man is a song by Black Sabbath, off of their debut album Paranoid (1970).  It is considered by many to be Black Sabbath's most popular song. This song appears as a cover in Guitar Hero II. The cover version is faster than the original song. Also, at the beginning, there is a metallic sounding voice, rather than the singer screaming into the mic (the sound was actually caused by lead singer Ozzy Osbourne saying the line into an industrial sized fan)

The song appeared in the credits of the Iron Man film, though with no lyrics. Also the original song has nothing to do with the famous Marvel Avengers character.

Song DescriptionEdit

Despite being in the 2nd tier, this song is considered easier then Infected. The solo is pretty hard, however. This could make many beginners mess up.


Careful players will notice that this song has been signifigantly shortened for its cover in Guitar Hero. If you can get the main riff down (which shouldn't be a problem) the song will be much easier. The first half of this song features the riff multiple times. The solo is fairly difficult, but nothing a little star power can't handle. After the solo, there is a long, slow ending section which should be no trouble.


Although this song is immensely popular, it never made it to Guitar Hero: Smash Hits due to the fact that there is already a song by Ozzy Osbourne, the lead singer of Black Sabbath, on that game. Bark at the Moon was considered much more fun due to the much more complex solos.

Appears InEdit

Guitar Hero (2nd Tier)

This song appears as a Cover Version.

Song StatsEdit

Difficulty Total Notes Base Score 4-Star 5-Star
Easy 359 21,537 43,074 64,611
Medium 436 28,979 57,958 86,937
Hard 546 37,279 74,558 111,837
Expert 573 38,629 77,258 115,887


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The Making of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"

The Making of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"

The Making of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"

Songs of Guitar Hero
Opening Licks
I Love Rock & Roll - I Wanna Be Sedated - Thunder Kiss 65 - Smoke on the Water - Infected
Iron Man - More Than a Feeling - You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Take Me Out - Sharp Dressed Man
Thrash and Burn
Killer Queen - Hey You - Stellar - Heart Full of Black - Symphony of Destruction
Return of the Shred
Ziggy Stardust - Fat Lip - Cochise - Take it Off - Unsung
Fret Burners
Spanish Castle Magic - Higher Ground - No One Knows - Ace of Spades - Crossroads
Godzilla - Texas Flood - Frankenstein - Cowboys From Hell - Bark at the Moon
Bonus Tracks
Fire it Up - Cheat on the Church - Caveman Rejoice - Eureka, I've Found Love - All of This - Behind The Mask - The Breaking Wheel - Callout - Decontrol - Even Rats - Farewell Myth - Fly on the Wall - Get Ready 2 Rokk - Guitar Hero - Hey - Sail Your Ship By - Story of My Love - Trippolette - Graveyard Shift