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: