Black Sabbath Now Have a Bridge in Birmingham Named After Them
While the Black Sabbath bench is unquestionably the most metal tribute that could possibly be bestowed upon the legendary inventors of our beloved genre, the residents of Birmingham, the band’s home town, now have something new to celebrate: a bridge!
The Black Sabbath Bridge, on Broad Street, was actually renamed back in February, but guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler attended yesterday’s official unveiling of the river crossing and also joined for the opening ceremony of Home of Metal, a new exhibit nearby running through September that will honor the band’s legacy.
You can take a look at a video of the bridge’s unveiling below, posted by Iommi himself. Birmingham Live has some photos of both the bridge and the bench in all their glory.
Fantastic occasion, Birmingham made us very proud!
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) June 26, 2019
[via Consequence of Sound]