A group of Birmingham MPs are calling for Black Sabbath to be honoured for their services to music.
They have written to the Queen asking for her “immediate attention.”
Black Sabbath was formed in 1968 by vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward and bassist Geezer Butler.
I am humbly requesting Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II @RoyalFamily to bestow and honour to @BlackSabbath for their services to music. There will be a public release on 12th August 2022 at 1pm at Black Sabbath Bench, Broad St,@BBCNews @itvnews @midlands_bbc @ClassicRockMag pic.twitter.com/Mixrxxw1Vr— Khalid Mahmood (@khalid4PB) August 11, 2022
The singer and lead guitarist made a surprise appearance together at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. Iommi and Osbourne performed their classic hit Paranoid, for the first time together since 2017.
Signatories to the letter from the cross-bench group of MPs also include the Labour leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian Ward, and deputy leader Brigid Jones.
Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, has also started a petition calling for the band to be recognised for their services to music and the city of Birmingham.