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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi meets students at BIMM Birmingham to launch a new scholarship programme which bears his name

Tony Iommi launches new £20,000 Birmingham scholarship

Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist has lent his name to a music scholarship which will run at a new school opening later this year

Birmingham Post Rich List 2017: see the 50 richest people in the Midlands

See who made the 2017 Rich List with eight new entries and an overall wealth that has increased by almost £8 billion

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

Rich List 2017: No.35 - Ozzy Osbourne and family

Black Sabbath legend has seen his fortune remain constant at £135 million while dropping five places on the Rich List

A Midland Metro tram has been named after Ozzy Osbourne

Midland Metro tram named after Ozzy Osbourne

Legendary Black Sabbath singer will be in Birmingham this week to see the tram named in his honour as countdown begins to opening of long-awaited metro extension

Ozzy Osbourne

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.30 - Ozzy Osbourne & family

Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath are just embarking on their final world tour. And just in case anyone was in any doubt that it really is the final tour, it's entitled "The End"

Guitarist Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi: Ozzy helped me through my darkest cancer days

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has told how Ozzy Osbourne and his bandmates helped him through his darkest days when he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago

Ozzy Osbourne takes to the stage of the NIA.

Rich List 2015: No.28= - Ozzy Osbourne & family

The conclusion of a successful Black Sabbath tour which culminated in a hometown Christmas gig added nearly £45 million to the Black Sabbath coffers.

Rock bank ARK and local schoolchildren at Rich Bitch Studios in 1991

Rich Bitch Studios demolition could be put on hold

Possible delay to student accommodation development in Selly Oak after planners recommend proposal to build more than 300 bedrooms is thrown out

A computer-generated image from inside Curzon Street HS2 Station facing New Canal Street, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan

Review of 2014 - February: Toni Iommi's house, Curzon Street masterplan and Snobs nightclub moves

Our festive look back at the big online news stories of 2014 heads into February when the masterplan for Curzon Street was revealed and Toni Iommi's house went on the market

Guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela delighted to play Birmingham "home of metal"

They may have performed at the White House for Barack Obama but Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are most excited to be playing in Birmingham.

The Nightingales rehearsing at the Rich Bitch Studios in Selly Oak

Selly Oak music studios could move base after 30 years

Rich Bitch Studios, based in a converted engineering factory in Selly Oak, could be set for a move from its home of more than 30 years.

Spencer Davis

Birmingham teacher turned international rock star Spencer Davies to play the Symphony Hall

Birmingham teacher turned international rock star Spencer Davies is about to play Symphony Hall for the first time - at the age of 75. Graham Young meets the man who is still promising to Keep on Running.

B-Side Brum - what was on the long list of 150 tracks?

Judges on the Visit Birmingham music project chose 21 tracks from a pool of 150 nominations. Find out what they were here.

The top West Midlands artists in the running for the B-side playlist

Pictures: The artists named in the B-Side Brum playlist

UB40 and The Spencer Davis Group feature on the 21-track playlist which came from B-side, a nationwide campaign by Visit Birmingham

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi (left) with Brian Tatler of Diamond Head at the opening night of the Home Of Metal exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in 2011

Bid to make the Home of Metal a permanent Birmingham fixture

The Home of Metal show attracted 200,000 people to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 2011 where rare artefacts including costumes and a guitar were on display

John Lennon, George Harrison and drummer Ringo Starr, circa 1963

When the world's biggest bands played small stages in Birmingham

The biggest bands around might come to the arenas and stadiums of the Midlands these days but many graced far smaller stages during their rise to rock and roll riches, though sadly many of the Birmingham clubs they played in are long gone

Black Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler

Pictures: B-side project seeks the West Midlands' ultimate playlist

The B-side project aims to find the 20 songs which best symbolise the rich and diverse music of Birmingham and the surrounding area

Councillor Philip Parkin

Man behind Black Sabbath Day retires from politics

Conservative councillor Philip Parkin has resigned his Sutton Trinity seat to concentrate on his automotive component business and other commitments

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi's house in Lapworth, Warwickshire, is for sale

Black Sabbath star's home on market for £2.6m

Guitar legend Tony Iommi placed his six-bedroom Warwickshire mansion on the market

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.=31 - Ozzy Osbourne and family (£100m)

Ozzy’s company, Monowise, has a turnover of more than £4 million and is doing nicely, boosted by his touring and albums.


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