Birmingham, England's culture boss Martin Mullaney has thrown his support behind plans to celebrate Black Sabbath with the band's official city day.
Local officials want to pay tribute to the reunited rock group, who have returned to Britain to record new material and plan for a tour, and a Black Sabbath Day is now in the works in their hometown.
Mullaney tells the Birmingham Mail, "I am fully behind a celebration for Black Sabbath and we will be talking about that."
The idea was initially suggested by councillor Philip Parkin, who stated, "Early discussions are taking place about how best the city should celebrate this (reunion) and the council should be supporting any celebrations... We need to celebrate the fact these people come from Birmingham and there could be various ways we could do it."