Last Thursday Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s Gas Hall hosted the launch of the Home of Metal Exhibition. In attendence were notable members of both the music and art communities. Slade singer Noddy Holder, former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing and Brian Tatler from Diamond Head were among the guests at the official opening which was launched by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.
The great Tony Iommi speaking at the launch
(L-R) Exhibition designers Luke Morgan and Morag Myerscough with Home of Metal Researcher
Photographer Steve Gerrard infront of fan portraits
Kerrang! DJ Johnny Doom relaxing in a mock-up of Ozzy’s living room
Collector Bill Sneyd with his Judas Priest Collection Display
Black Sabbath member Tony Iommi with Home of Metal contributor and Black Sabbath fan Chris Hopkins
Artist Bunny Bissoux and her fantastic Home of Metal family tree
AMAZING Home of Metal Cupcakes by Kiss Me Cupcakes. Metal themed Cocktails were also provided by Bitters ‘n’ Twisted venues.
Former Judas Priest member K.K. Downing with a Harley Davidson
Lyndon Laney, founder of Laney Amps playing a Juneau Projects guitar
Exhibition Officer Tom Grosvenor
Founding member of Napalm Death Nic Bullen
Tony Iommi thanking Home of Metal co-founder and Artistic Director Lisa Meyer