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City of Birmingham To Honor BLACK SABBATH With New Bridge & Dedicated Bench

It'll have Bill Ward.

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Birmingham saw the first of Black Sabbath in 1968 and the last of the band in 2017. In commemoration, Birmingham is planning on giving the band their own bench against the railing of a bridge that'll be named after them. Frankly, I think Birmingham should just change their name as a city to Sabbatham, but I guess the bench and bridge thing is alright too.

The stainless steel bench will be made in the Jewellery Quarter and will read "Geezer. Ozzy. Tony. Bill. Made in Birmingham 1968." So in the end, Bill Ward finally made it back to Sabbath. BirminghamLive also notes that Black Sabbath will get their own Walk Of Fame stars near the bench as well, saying "Plans to give the band and drummer Bill Ward their own Walk of Stars awards would enable pavement ‘stars’ for all members and the band to be realigned in the shape of a cross in front of the bench."

Consultant Mohammed Osama adds a little more about the project.

"If we get approval, all of the stars will be rearranged and the bridge itself will also be named after the band – the band members and their managements have been in the loop as well. My vision is to reunite the four original members for the unveiling of the stars and ‘Metal Bench’ (the crowning jewel of the whole project). I mean just reunite them together at their hometown, no gigs or anything. Just the four of them being celebrated together at their home town would be the best ending and closure I could possibly think of.”

Check out a mockup of the project below.

Proposed signs for the bridge

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