Bridge on Broad Street

Black Sabbath—they invented heavy metal, and we should all thank them for doing it. They should be proud of what they have achieved. In metal, it all began with them, and no one hasever done it better.” – Sir Christopher Lee

“Black Sabbath developed an incredibly unique style; these men invented heavy metal. They have come up with more riffs than any other band in history. Sabbath have inspired so manyyoung bands. Nothing compares to the original Black Sabbath.” – Brian May (QUEEN)

“The beloved Black Sabbath have inspired more new bands to start on their own journey thanperhaps any other band, and rightfully so. Throughout their decades of long career, Sabbathhas been unrelenting, refused to play by anyone’s rules and stayed true to who they are—allhail Black Sabbath!” – Gene Simmons (KISS)

Celebrating 50 years of Black Sabbath, West Side business development and the city of Birmingham are proposing with great pride, a new landmark immortalizing the founding fathers of heavy metal in the heart of Birmingham’s city center most dynamic and entertaining destination, Broad Street.

Home of Birmingham’s ‘Walk Of Stars’, the new development on Broad street comes as part of West Side district renovation plans aiming to create new significant visitor attractions for both locals and tourists from all around the globe.

Born in Aston, Birmingham England and often cited as the pioneers and the godfathers of heavy metal music, Black Sabbath was founded in 1968 by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward.

Defining the main foundations of the genre with groundbreaking timeless classic releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), Master of Reality (1971), Vol 4 (1972) , Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) and Sabotage (1975), Black Sabbath inspired millions of fans and musicians around the globe paving the path for many artists and bands that came after them.

With over 100 million records sold worldwide, the iconic group was ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time and listed by Rolling Stone magazine among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” They were honored with many accolades through the years including multiple Grammy awards and inductions into the prestigious UK Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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