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Heavy Metal – you heard it first in Birmingham

When you think of Heavy Metal, one band springs to mind immediately – Black Sabbath. Fronted by the infamous Ozzy Osbourne, notorious for biting the head off a bat live on stage back in the 1970’s, Black Sabbath pioneered the heavy metal sound, right here in Birmingham. 50 years later, they’ve sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, been ranked by MTV as the ‘Greatest Metal Band of all time’ and listed by Rolling Stone Magazine in their ‘100 greatest artists of all time’. In 2019 Black Sabbath received a Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys.