I’m sorry, but Tony Iommi is the man, and basically wrote every riff you have ever fucking heard. That’s just the plain and simple truth, son. And he is and always has been the coolest thing about Black Sabbath.
Now, Iommi has been honored for his work as a heavy metal innovator, and was among the outstanding individuals who received honorary degrees from Coventry University Tuesday.
See a video report on Tony’s big day at the end of this here post, people.
Iommi and Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali were honored by the University during its graduation ceremonies in Coventry Cathedral.
Of course, Tony looked like a fucking rock star, decked out in his cap and gown.
Iommi was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music, in particular his role as one of the founding fathers of heavy metal music and his status as one of the industry’s most influential figures.