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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi

HONORARY DEGREE: Tony Iommi gets a degree. Photo: Associated Press/Steve C. Mitchell

Black Sabbath rocker Tony Iommi has received an honorary degree from a U.K. university.

The guitarist was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by officials at Coventry University during a graduation ceremony at Coventry Cathedral in England on Tuesday.

Iommi was handed the degree “in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music”.

The musician says, “It’s a great honor to receive the doctorate, which comes towards the end of a challenging but amazingly successful year for me.”

Iommi bounced back from a battle with blood cancer to hit the road with Black Sabbath for a reunion tour. The rockers also released a new album, “13″ – their first record in 18 years.

After the ceremony, Iommi jetted straight to Finland for the group’s show in Helsinki on Wednesday.

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