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Tony Iommi supports Home Of MetalWritten by Pete Nelson on 1st May 2013

The legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, whom we had the honor of meeting and interviewing at the end of last year when he was given a walk of stars, has kindly agreed to loan us one of his custom guitars for our next Home .
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Bill Ward welcomes you to Home of MetalWritten by Pete Nelson on 18th June 2011

Bill Ward, founding member and drummer of Black Sabbath, welcomes you to Home of Metal in this exclusive recording made on 7 June 2011.
Reflecting on his early days in Aston, he describes his musical apprenticeship in detail and with insightful honesty and reflection. Under .
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The Home of Metal because…Written by Pete Nelson on 14th June 2011


Birmingham and The Black Country are the Home of Metal because of a number of things. During our oral history interviews we have been inviting people to tell us their thoughts. There are many reasons, many observations that the people we speak to make and .
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That fuzzy, dark, powerful soundWritten by Pete Nelson on 26th May 2011

Home of Metal recently visited Brian Tatler at his home in Stourbridge. Brian is guitarist in Diamond Head who are playing on the same bill as Metallica at the Sonisphere Festival in July.

Advert for 1981 tour. Lars Ulrich attended the final gig at the Woolwich .
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Wolverhampton Rock Pubs of the 70s and 80sWritten by Pete Nelson on 21st February 2011

Two new oral history clips describing rock nights out in Wolverhampton.
The Giffard

1973 – Lots of hair at The Giffard (Arms) Wolverhampton by Home of Metal

Photo: Roger Kidd under license
And the Tavern in the Town.

Tavern on the Town and record shopping rituals by Home of Metal

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Antiques rock showWritten by Pete Nelson on 7th February 2011

Home of Metal have just returned from collecting a batch of artefacts for our exhibition. Some of the images will be uploaded to our archive shortly. Here’s a sneak preview of the kind of items we obtained today: a full page Christmas message to readers .
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The ShowmanWritten by Pete Nelson on 1st February 2011

The Observer recently published a great interview with Robert Plant. The photos on this page are from our archive.

Front coversWritten by Pete Nelson on 27th January 2011

A collection of metal magazines all featuring Black Sabbath or Ozzy on the front cover have been uploaded to the archive. 

Home of Bon ScottWritten by Pete Nelson on 6th January 2011

Here at Home of Metal in Birmingham we are very interested in the way other towns celebrate their pop music heritage. We always pay close attention when we find examples of this activity on our travels.The sleepy market town of Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland is .
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Old School of MetalWritten by Pete Nelson on 19th November 2010

Home of Metal recently visited Walsall Local History Centre. Walsall is a few miles north of Birmingham. Rob Halford grew up there and still owns a house in the town that he uses when visiting The Black Country. It was great to get back into .
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