Will Ozzy Osbourne get an airport named after himself? At least that is the hope of Jim Simpson, head of Big Bear Music, and the man credited with discovering Black Sabbath. Simpson is petitioning for Birmingham Airport to be named after the singer, in order to recognize the importance of the Birmingham band on an international level.
Says Simpson to the Birmingham Mail: “How does the Ozzy Osbourne International Airport resonate? The message that would carry is instantly international, confident, powerful, unforgettable and says ‘Hey World, we are proud of our own’.”
Simspon goes on to say: “Ozzy might not always have been a paragon of virtue, but he is a genuine flesh and blood Brummie.”
Black Sabbath will be releasing a new record in 2013, their first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1979. The band had big touring plans for 2012 but were forced to cancel due to Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi being diagnosed with cancer.