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BLACK SABBATH’s TONY IOMMI Introduced With Previous Fossil Named After Him

BLACK SABBATH’s TONY IOMMI Introduced With Previous Fossil Named After Him


In line with Westside BID, legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi was introduced with a life-sized sculpture of a prehistoric fossil named after him.

Palaeontologist and heavy metallic fan Mats Eriksson had beforehand found the 469-million-year-old fossil of an eel-like marine vertebrate in Russia and named the brand new species Drepanoistodus Iommii after his rock hero.

Mats was invited to Birmingham, England from his house in Sweden to current Tony with a life-sized mannequin of the fossil, specifically made for the event by sculptor Esben Horn. Tony had beforehand loved a Facetime chat with Mats on the BLACK SABBATH bench in Birmingham on the finish of 2021.

Mats and Esben had been invited to the Velvet Music Rooms in Broad Avenue to current Tony with the sculpture of the fossil.

Tony stated of the assembly: “It was nice to fulfill Mats and Esben right now and obtain a tremendous duplicate of the Iommi fossil. And due to Mike Olley and Steve at Velvet Music Rooms.”

Iommi had beforehand stated: “It was an actual shock to listen to {that a} fossil’s been named after me. I’ve had a little bit of abuse from my associates about it who’ve loved calling me an outdated fossil, however I believe it is nice, an actual honor.

“This needs to be the weirdest factor that is ever been named after me however I am actually happy with it and I wished to thank Mats and his workforce in individual for being such good followers.”

Mats, who has been a fan of BLACK SABBATH since he was a boy, stated he was thrilled by his workforce’s discovery of the fossil, and it was nice to mix his amorous affairs of nature and music.

Mike Olley, normal supervisor of Westside BID, stated: “I’m delighted we had been in a position to arrange a gathering between Tony, Mats and Esben, and current Tony with the mannequin of the fossil named after him.

Tony is certainly one of Birmingham’s biggest rock heroes and it is a incredible gesture by Mats, and Esben, to honor him on this means. He’s now formally an outdated fossil!”

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Posted by Westside BID on Thursday, July 6, 2023



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