Brian May Hails Tony Iommi’s Performance At Commonwealth Games

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Brian May has heaped the praise on his “close friend” Tony Iommi for his performance at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, calling his exploits “monumental”.

Iommi performed at this opening ceremony alongside saxophonist Soweto Kinch. They performed a dream sequence of the track ‘Hear My Voice’. This track is also based from the film ‘Trial Of The Chicago Seven’.

This ceremony also saw Duran Duran perform at the show. Birmingham R’n’B vocalists Gambini and Indigo Marshall also featured on stage.

More on this report from Nova here.

“Wow!!” – Brian May Praises Iommi

Taking to social media, Brian May paid homage to his “close friend”, describing his performance as “monumental”.

“Wow !!! Monumental !!! Finally managed to find a clip from backstage of TONY IOMMI’s brilliant opening piece for the Commonwealth Games – symbolising the pursuit of excellence, the endurance of Rock, and … the spirit of Birmingham!!”, May wrote.

“So proud of my dear friend – I have some idea of the pressure on his shoulders in that moment !!! Magnificent !!!”. 

Another close pal of Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne was also quick to praise his former Black Sabbath bandmate.

“@TonyIommi, I was really proud to see you tonight at the opening of the Commonwealth Games in our home town of Birmingham”, he added. 

Along with praising the exploits of Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne also wished he was able to perform at the event, having been recuperating from major surgery.
“This was played at the end of today’s #CommonwealthGames. I really wish I could have been there with you all”, Ozzy wrote. “Just amazing for Birmingham!”. 
Osbourne had also shared footage of his track ‘Paranoid’, which was being played by the BBC at the games. See that post, along with Nova’s report on this story here.