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The first in a series of Home of Metal exhibitions and music events has finally opened. The eagerly awaited Home of Metal exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery comprises of sights and sounds celebrating 40 years of heavy metal and its birthplace in the Black Country. The Home of Metal event focuses on the music and cultural influences, as well as the passion and creativity of individuals that made Heavy Metal what it is today.
Special features includes Tony Iommi – Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne – Black Sabbath, Robert Plant – Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Laney Amplification and its unique contribution to the genre, every issue of Metal Hammer magazine, and more!
We visited the exhibition over the weekend, check out the photo-blog HERE.
Experience it yourself. Go to www.Homeofmetal.com for more details.
The Home of Metal Exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will run from 18th June – 25th September 2011. More info HERE.
Ibanez endorsee Neil Jones is performing at the Legendary Glastonbury Festival this weekend with the chart topping Cee Lo Green. You can catch the performance on the West Holts Stage on Friday at 22:45
Neil uses Ibanez FR Guitars and PG Series Picks.
You can keep up with Neil’s updates from the festival by following him on Twitter @neiljonesguitar
It’s been four decades since Heavy Metal was unleashed onto the unsuspecting world and became a truly global musical phenomenon. Laney are proud to have played a unique role in unleashing Heavy Metal to the world.
To celebrate the birth of Heavy Metal and Laney’s heritage, Laney Amplification are proud to sponsor Home of Metal, a summer season of awe-inspiring exhibitions, and events celebrating the Black Country and Birmingham as the birthplace of Heavy Metal.
Home of Metal exhibitions and events will begin on the 18th June 2011, and will be heavily featured in mainstream UK national press. This weekend, The Sunday Times will feature a substantial ‘The Home of Metal’ article in their Culture’s section. The Independent, The Mercury, and The Birmingham Post will also run a double page article about Home of Metal events in the coming days. On top of that, an exclusive Home of Metal interview with the events’ creative directors Lisa Meyer and Jenny Moore on will take place on BBC Radio WM’s Drive-time show (GMT 4pm-7pm).
First event will take place at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on the 18th June 2011. This inaugural exhibition will focus on the 40 years of Heavy Metal and its unique Birthplace and more.
For more information please go to www.homeofmetal.com.
“I’m really proud to be a Brummie and to call Birmingham my home, that’s why I’m supporting the Home of Metal events and message. Your surroundings and experiences influence your music so it’s important for people to know where that music came from!”
- Tony Iommi / Black Sabbath & Laney endorsee – 2011. Source – www.homeofmetal.com