Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi got a meaningful gift for his 71th birthday from his close friend, Queen guitarist Brian May.

On Instagram, Brian May has shared a photo of Tony Iommi with a heartwarming smile. On that photo, Tony wore his fancy birthday gift; the shirt with guitar pictures on it.

Brian described Tony as “Father of Heavy Metal”, and wrote:

“Happy Birthday Tony Iommi, Father of Heavy Metal! And greatest pal !

Glad you liked the shirt !!! At a stroke you have made it cool !!! Bri”

See the photo below.

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick celebarted Tony’s birthday on Instagram with this post:

“Happy Birthday #TonyIommi! There’s only one but it’s fun to pretend. (disclaimer: photo on right – reverse image for lefty effect, orig by @alanhess)

From @metalallegiance Sabbath tribute, @hobanaheim last month”

See the Instagram post below.

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash posted on Instagram:

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Happy Birthday #TonyIommi ! iiii]; )'

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