Black Sabbath Bridge Dedicated in the Band’s Hometown of Birmingham
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler joined up with a Planet Caravan of fans who attended the official naming and dedication of the "Black Sabbath Bridge" on Wednesday (June 26th) in the heart of the Birmingham, England's entertainment district.
Iommi and Butler cruised to the scene aboard a boat to greet the masses, generals and witches gathered, and to unveil the new bridge signage from the canal below the bridge. A bench incorporating images of all four founding members of the band has also been installed on the bridge itself.
Iommi said in a statement, "The bridge name and commemorative bench are both terrific and we're thrilled that everyone can now enjoy what has become a special location for Black Sabbath history."
The unveiling coincides with the opening a major exhibition celebrating Sabbath and the band's legacy, which runs until September 29th at the Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery.
Titled "Home Of Metal: Black Sabbath At 50," the exhibit features stage outfits and gear used by the band in concert as well as other Sabbath memorabilia.
I kind of wish the bridge would have been dedicated on a Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath, but Iron Man was not available then, despite living again and again, he was leading the generals and War Pigs into battle....oh Lord, yeah.