News

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.

Recent Headlines

3 mins ago in Local

Drew Peterson’s Defense to Begin

Fresh
FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Lawyers for former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson are expected to start calling witnesses at his trial on murder-for-hire charges.

4 mins ago in Local

Woman Files Lawsuit Over Deportation

Fresh
local_news_generic

A 29-year-old Chicago woman is suing several federal agencies after they rejected her renewal for deferred deportation status.

7 mins ago in Local

Judge Approves Settlement in Copyright Case Involving Nanny’s Photos

Fresh
Vivian Maier

A judge has approved a settlement over the copyright to photos shot by a Chicago nanny dating back to the…

4 hours ago in Local

Robocalls Hit Seven Lawmakers

vote

Connected toe this week's budget vote

18 hours ago in Local

Another Day, Another Leaders’ Meeting

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

The four legislative leaders are now meeting daily with Gov. Bruce Rauner in his office.