Midlands Metalheads Radio were kindly invited to preview this unique exhibition and attend the press conference with Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi. What an honour to walk around the Gas Hall today and be in the company of these two infamous Rockstars. Through the doors and a giant gold Black Sabbath logo stands before you. I wander over to the amazing display of T-shirts owned by top fan Stephen Knowles, further down the room they have re-created his living room, adorned to the hilt with Sabbath Memorabilia.
There is a customised Harley Davidson, numerous collections of jackets, patches, tickets and posters, just about everything you can think of. The Recording Studio in the one corner is from Tony’s own home. In another room, which has some of the stage gear worn by the band, there are posters and video’s playing. So much to take in and items that take you back to when you first discovered Black Sabbath.
We are summoned into another room for a press conference, time to ask a few questions and a chance to have a photo taken with both of them. Then a peak at the shop were I treat myself to new mug and sew on patch. Onwards and I meet the Home Of Metal staff, who are so friendly and bump into an old family friend who just happens to be the museums Exhibition Manager, small world.
Incredibly well put together, this is a must for not only for every Sabbath fan, but also anyone with an interest in Rock and Metal Music.
The exhibition runs from JUNE 26th to September 29TH 2019, but pick up a booklet when you visit as there are more events and projects being held at other venues, to coincide with the 50 years celebrations.
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Posted by MMH – The Home Of Rock Radio on Tuesday, June 25, 2019