Ah, Birmingham. The United Kingdom’s so-called “second city” is not too well-known outside the country’s borders (or inside them, for that matter), but there are a few facts that us metalheads will always remember it for, namely it being the birthplace of a certain band called Black Sabbath. Birmingham City University even has an Ozzy Osbourne Award for students that excel in their media and music industry courses.
The band that defined the color black recently reunited for a show at the O2 Academy Birmingham this past May, and now bassist Geezer Butler showed his support for the city’s soccer club Aston Villa at a friendly match in Portland. He wasn’t the only famous person there either: Butler was joined by fellow Aston Villa supporters Tom Hanks and his son Colin Hanks (some might remember the latter from the latest season of Dexter).
It is nice to see the master bassist enjoy a nice afternoon supporting his team, after all the endeavours the band has been through. For some more details on the history of Black Sabbath, make sure to check out our interview with Rudy Sarzo if you haven’t already done so.
[via Huffington Post]