Playing at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve is damn near a tradition for Phish, having done it seven years in epic, over-the-top fashion. Their performance Monday night was no different, and seeing as they love random covers, it’s not all that surprising that they took on Black Sabbath’s metal classic “Iron Man”.
Amidst a bunch of oversized, colorful balloons and some dramatic lighting, they stick to the script, shredding hard in all the right spots. Ozzy Osbourne’s howling is hard to match, but keyboardist Page McConnell echoes it fairly well. Watch the replay below; the song starts at 2:05.