Sunday evening rock legend Tony Iommi was awarded his star on Birmingham’s answer to the walk of fame, broad street’s walk of stars. Despite horrendous weather conditions, fans gathered to see the deputy lord mayor Randal Brew award Iommi his star. The founding member of legendary rock band Black Sabbath is quoted as saying “It’s great – it’s really an honour – I’m really proud of it … I was shocked! It’s so nice to have things like that! I’ve got one out in LA but I’m not from LA – It’s so nice being recognised in your home town”. Still remaining grounded and close to his roots this Grammy award winner continues to live in Aston where he grew up. Despite being such an idol to many people across the world (myself included), Iommi is very down to earth and humbling.
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