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Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi receives honorary degree

The founder member of the Birmingham heavy metal band was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Coventry University.

He said it was a "great honour" to receive the doctorate and thanked the university for his nomination.

The honorary degree was "in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music", the university said.

It recognised "his role as one of the founding fathers of heavy metal music and his status as one of the industry's most influential figures".