British honour to Tony Iommi

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Congratulations, Doctor Iommi!



The great moment, that all Iommifans worldwide were expecting breathless, finally arrived! Our Tony received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Coventry University on Tuesday, 19 November 2013!

The BBC reports Iommi was on hand for the ceremony, saying "It's brilliant. I couldn't believe it."

The university announced the degree has been awarded "in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music; in particular being recognised as one of the founders of heavy metal music and one of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time".

Tony headed straight from the graduation ceremony to join Black Sabbath in Helsinki for the start of their latest European tour, which begins Wednesday. He published a following statement on his Facebook page this morning:

"Another milestone in an amazing year! I'd like to thank Dr Geoff Willcocks for the nomination and everyone else at Coventry University for a great morning. A big apology for having to run away immediately after the ceremony, the guys were waiting at the airport for me, we're now in Helsinki at the start of the European tour. I'm looking at coming back to meet the staff and students some time in the New Year.

Tony"

CONGRATULATIONS DEAR TONY!!! Well deserved Doctorate! We love you and support you all as one! Looking forward to see you and guys on European gigs! \\m// \\m//

Watch the Coventry University ceremony on the videos below!


Hennemusic, Iommi.com, 20 November 2013
Photographs by Coventry University

 

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