Tony Iommi at Home of Metal Exhibition 2011
Following his sell out show in 2016, the legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is returning to Birmingham Town Hall for an amazing evening, talking about his life and career.
Once again, the host of Tony’s latest Town Hall .
“No wonder they call themselves the Masters of Reality…because that’s what they are…”
Meet Brummy through and through – Lee Adams. Life long Sabbath devotee speaking here in part 1 of his oral history with Home of Metal about the first time he went to see .
“he rolled his eyes and he said “why the **** would you want to get my name tattooed on you?!””
Hear the first part of our Black Sabbath oral history with Natasha Slater who grew up in a small town in Australia but upon her first .
Napalm Death 1986 at the Mermaid Pub in Birmingham – photo courtesy of Digby Pearson
(see this and other photos in our archive )
On hearing about the upcoming closure of one of Birmingham’s longstanding live rock and metal venues, ‘The Flapper’ in the City Centre, it got .
“I always go back to War Pigs as the reference point for how cool a song can possibly be.”
Listen in to the concluding part of our Home of Metal Oral History with Ben Dallas. You can check out Part 1 of Ben’s chat with us .
“With me, when I left school, I was quite a lonely little child, for me Sabbath were that sound where…everything that was in my head just got released…all that anger, the depression, the frustration – Sabbath was my release point …Tony Iommi’s riffs, the power .
“I was in emotional shock…he was so great, so kind, it was like when you meet someone who is you’re dad or something…Tony is so magnetic…he has this fantastic aura around him”
Listen in to part 2 from lifelong Iommi fan – Rosita Piergiorgi – dedicated .
It was a cold rainy night on the 28th of September 2017, we chose the same date of the movie premiere to celebrate the life of our favourite band and one of the most influential artists of all time, the mighty Black Sabbath. The idea .
Meet Aitor from Spain. In part 1 of his Black Sabbath oral history, he talks of a particularly strong memory he has of blasting Sabbath in his old vintage on route to a party in a village in Catalonia where he would spend his summers.
“I would class myself as a Black Sabbath anorak.”
Meet the man who’s seen Sabbath over 70 times, across the world – Chris Hopkins. Comparing following the band to the passion of a football club fan, he describes his obsession, his memories and his extensive .