Inside Home of Metal's Black Sabbath Exhibition
Earlier this week, we went to see our mates at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery for a sneaky look inside Home of Metal's Black Sabbath exhibiton - and wow - it's incredible!
This is a blockbuster exhibition devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham - and honestly, it's incredible. We literally couldn't stop looking at stuff, taking photos of historic Sabbath items and we also got to test our hand at playing a few metal riffs! Music that turned up the volume, down-tuned the guitars, and introduced a whole new meaning to the word ‘heavy’, this is the ultimate Black Sabbath celebration.
"It celebrates Black Sabbath from the perspective of their fans, to show the impact and cultural legacy of the band as pioneers of Heavy Metal, and to celebrate this unique, significant part of British music heritage."
“It’s an honour to be a part of the Home of Metal. I am just a guy from Birmingham who’s been blessed to have had such dedicated fans throughout my career. Like I’ve always said ‘I am nothing without them.” Ozzy Osbourne
"Fans are our lifeblood, they've always been there to support us." Tony Iommi
"I've always maintained that Sabbath fans are the most loyal and honest and most independently minded of all. I thank each and everyone of them for their incredible support over the years." Geezer Butler
“You’re a Sabbath fan, and everything about you is beautiful and worthwhile. I’m so grateful to have played for you, and met you in the heart and soul of each song. Stay safe, be good to yourselves, and rock forever and ever.” Bill Ward
The legendary Heavy Metal band formed just down the road in Aston back in the late 60's as Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward joined forces to make the most incredible rock band. The exhibition over at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery aims to explore how the music of four working class lads captured the hearts and minds of fans globally.
Now, here's a bit about this incredible project.
A testament to their loyalty, the exhibition will pay homage to the fan’s devotion and document the fifty-year relationship.
This immersive exhibition will feature historical photos, ephemera, and memorabilia sourced directly from the band members as well as portraits and stories from the Home of Metal fan archive that mark this unique moment in history.
Morag Myerscough, one of the UK’s most acclaimed designers will design Home of Metal: Black Sabbath – 50 Years for the Gas Hall in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the largest exhibition space in a museum or gallery outside London.
If you love Sabbath, Ozzy or just rock in general, then you need to come and check this out!