The Birthplace of Heavy Metal [video + gallery]

Guitar legend Tony Iommi [Black Sabbath] talks to Stuart Jeffries at the Home of Metal exhibitions in Wolverhampton and Birmingham, celebrating the origins of heavy metal and grindcore in Birmingham and the Black Country, the crucible of the industrial revolution.

Check out the video here:


http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2011/jul/11/black-sabbath-tony-iommi-video

 

 

Currently taking over art spaces in the West Midlands, the Home of Metal celebration of the loud kicked off with 40 Years of Heavy Metal and Its Unique Birthplace in Birmingham, and You Should Be Living in Wolverhampton. To celebrate, here’s a selection of art works, objects and memorabilia that showcase creativity at the heart of the movement.

Got one?

Peep a cool photo gallery of the exhibit:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2011/jul/09/home-metal-gallery-music

 

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