A Birmingham city councillor has called on the city to declare a Black Sabbath Day.
In a report called Destination Birmingham, Councillor Philip Parkin says:
Black Sabbath reforming is significant, Black Sabbath are huge, and metal is huge. Given this, it is us saying to the council that we need to celebrate the fact these people come from Birmingham, and there could be various ways we could do it.
Black Sabbaths reunion, and their agreement to headline Download Festival (on June 10) is an opportunity we should not miss. Early discussions are taking place about how best the city should celebrate this and the council should be supporting any celebrations.