BLACK SABBATH Bassist GEEZER BUTLER To Be Honored On Birmingham's 'Walk Of Stars' Next Month

January 10, 2018

According to Birmingham Mail, BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler will be the next celebrity honored on the Broad Street Walk Of Stars in Birmingham, England.

He will be awarded during the half-time break in the Aston Villa vs. Burton Albion match on February 3.

The date marks 50 years year since SABBATH played its first gig together in the city of Birmingham and comes exactly 12 months since the band's last-ever show in the city.

The Broad Street Walk Of Stars is a walk of fame-style installation on the pedestrian pavement of Broad Street in Birmingham, which honors those people who have made a significant contribution in the categories of music, television, film, radio, theatre, sport, business and literacy.

The criteria for nomination is that the living star(s) must have made a recognizable impact in their specialist category and performed at one of Birmingham’s major venues, including the International Convention Centre (ICC),National Indoor Arena (NIA),Symphony Hall and The REP theatre, or be originally from the area or have prominent links with Birmingham and the Midlands.

Both singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi were previously honored with a star. Ozzy got the nod on July 6, 2007, while Tony became the eighth recipient on November 23, 2008.

Walk Of Stars chairman Jasper Carrott said: "Lots of people have been invited [to the ceremony], including Tony and Ozzy, but I can't confirm who is definitely coming yet. But hopefully there will be a good showing from the rock fraternity.

"Geezer is a very good guy, very principled and someone who cares about people who are not well off. His heart in the right place."

A founding member of BLACK SABBATH, Butler is also the lyricist of such SABBATH classics as "War Pigs", "Iron Man", "Paranoid" and others.

Butler, Osbourne and Iommi reunited in late 2011 and released a comeback album, "13", in June 2013.

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