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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

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

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.

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

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

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

Black Sabbath - 13

Lucky 13 for Black Sabbath as album tops global charts

Birmingham rock band, Black Sabbath have topped the charts across the globe - much to their surprise

Tony Iommi performs in 2009 at the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth with metal band Heaven & Hell which disbanded in 2010 after singer Ronnie James Dio died of cancer

Midlands rocks! How Birmingham’s industrial heritage made it the birthplace of heavy metal

An industrial accident in a sheet metal factory proved crucial to the sound of metal pioneers Black Sabbath in a region that has so many links with the genre

Kerrang! Radio presenter Kate Lawler in the station's Birmingham studio

Kerrang! Radio to quit Birmingham as 105.2FM is handed to Planet Rock

Birmingham-based radio station Kerrang! is to close its city centre studios and lose its FM broadcast frequency in a major shake-up announced by owner Bauer Media.

Rich List 2013: No.49 - Ozzy Osbourne (£100m)

This time last year heavy metal fans were looking forward to legendary Brummie rocker Ozzy Osbourne teaming up with his former band-mates to reform the massively successful Black Sabbath.


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