According to the Birmingham Mail
, plans for an official celebration of the music of Brummie heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH are still on the agenda according to the city council.
Council deputy leader Ian Ward says that talks with the band are continuing, 20 months after an proposal for a Black Sabbath day was first agreed.
The day was part of a package of measures to cash in on Birmingham’s rock and pop heritage and attract music tourism outlined in a council strategy called Destination Birmingham – A Music City.
It followed the highly successful Birmingham Home of Metal exhibition in 2011 and a realisation that cities like Liverpool and Manchester make far more of their music heritage than Birmingham.
Coun Ward (Lab, Shard End) said: “Initial inquiries into celebrating the reunion of Black Sabbath in the summer of 2012 could not be brought to fruition but discussion is on-going with representatives of the band members to explore possible future opportunities for recognising the significance of the band, and of heavy metal music, to Birmingham.”
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