Home Of Metal’s flagship exhibition Black Sabbath – 50 Years opens today at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, running until September 29.
Black Sabbath’s answer to recent successful exhibitions showcasing the careers of Pink Floyd and David Bowie, it features over 1000 items of memorabilia, stagewear, instruments, iconic artefacts and treasured personal items sourced direct from the band members.
The official launch was attended yesterday by Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi, who has overseen a recreation of his home studio for the exhibition.
“It’s one of the proudest moments you could have,” Iommi told Uncut. “I recall about 30 years ago a local newsreader saying, ‘A monument for Black Sabbath, can you imagine?’ It was a bit of a joke. And of course, now, here it is – we’ve got the bridge, the bench and now the museum.”
The August 2019 issue of Uncut is on sale from June 13, and available to order online now – with Bruce Springsteen on the cover. Inside, you’ll find The Rolling Stones, The Raconteurs, Woodstock, Black Sabbath, Beak>, Doves, Jimmy Cliff, Billy Childish, the Flamingo Club and more. Our 15-track CD also showcases the best of the month’s new music, including The Black Keys, 75 Dollar Bill, House And Land, Trash Kit, Mega Bog and more.