Black Sabbath Reforming

since forming in 1968 heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have sold more than 70 million albums , and In a much-hyped appearance at Hollywood’s Whisky A Go Go club on Friday they announced they are reuniting, more than three decades after the release of their last studio album, 1978’s Never Say Die!

Ozzy Osbourne joined fellow sexagenarians Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward at the venue where the band made their Los Angeles debut in 1970, to address a large, black-t-shirt-clad crowd. The comeback sparked jubilation among fans, many of whom had long hoped to see the Birmingham rockers reunite.

The band’s original line-up told an ecstatic gathering of fans they would be bringing out their first new studio album in 33 years which will be produced by Rick Rubin, in addition the band also plan on embarking on a worldwide tour after headlining Download Festival in the Midlands next year. This will be the first time the original four band members have appeared together since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2006.

Although Metal fans can be the most cynical people in the world, organisers have insisted that the reunion did not represent just another bunch of old timers getting back together to cash in on their cult status and this really was different because they’re also making a record and that’s really exciting. It doesn’t feel weary in the way a lot of reunions of classic bands does.

Murmurs of a reunion have been circulating since earlier this year,  following reports of secret rehearsals as well as album and touring plans. Iommi was quick to scotch the rumours, however Ozzy Osbourne later told Billboard that a new Black Sabbath album was “a very, very strong possibility”.

Lord Mayor’s Show

On Saturday 12th November the annual Lord Mayor’s Show took place in London, it is one of the longest established and best known annual events in London and dates back to 1535.  A new Lord Mayor is appointed every year in London, and this year  The  Right Honourable Alderman David Wootton became the 684th Lord Mayor of the City of London.  An annnual Public Parade was held after his inauguration in order to reflect the fact that this was once one of the most prominent offices in England.

The ancient position of Lord Mayor of London has a role in the Square Mile, and should not be confused with the Mayor of London (which has only existed since 2000) who is a different individual entirely, namely the elected head of the Greater London Authority, Who at the moment is Boris Johnson.
 
The event consists of a street parade which in its modern form is a fairly light-hearted combination of traditional British pageantry and elements of carnival. On the day after being sworn in, the Lord Mayor and several others participate in a procession from the City of London to the Royal Courts of Justice in the City of Westminster, where the Lord Mayor swears his allegiance to the Crown.

The parade takes place in the historic centre of London in the financial district (informally known as the Square Mile). This years parade Started off from Mansion House (The Official Residence of the Lord Mayer of London) at 11:00am and moved towards the Royal Courts of Justice near Holborn, where a private induction ceremony took place. St Paul’s Cathedral, Fleet Street, and the Embankment are also part of the route which covers approxomately  3 miles at the heart of the City of London round the hub of the financial district.

Individuals & organisations taking part in this years procession are.

  • Band of the Irish Guards
  • Bradford Grammar School
  • Fit for the future
  • Allen & Overy and Bethnal Green Technology College
  • Bromley and Bow Centre
  • Langbourn Ward Club
  • Worshipful Company of Fletchers and Bowyers
  • Society of Young Freemen
  • Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps
  • Trafalgar 200
  • Westridge Carriages
  • Worshipful Comapny of Woolmen
  • Worshipful Company of Lightmongers
  • Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
  • Worshipful Company of Gunmakers
  • Worshipful Company of Masons
  • Worshipful Company of Glovers
  • The Royal Airforce
  • 600 (City of London) Squadren
  • Iinstitute of Directors
  • Welcome to Yorkshire
  • London Air Ambulance
  • Worshipful Company of Paviors
  • Thomson Feuters
  • Air Training Corps band
  • Army Cadet Force
  • Worshipful Company of Glaziers
  • ULOTC
  • MI Battallion
  • National Youth Marching Band
  • Volunteer Pollice Cadets
  • Admiral Scaffolding Group
  • One New Change
  • Hong Kong Government
  • Fireman Sam
  • Kellswater Flute Band
  • City of Stoke on Trent
  • DARE City of London
  • Kerala – Incredible India
  • Puss-In-Boots
  • Elizabeth – 6 Wheeled Sentinel Steam Bus (Whitby)
  • London Regiment
  • B Coy 4 Para
  • F & G Compnies 7 Rifles
  • 256 CoL Fd Hosp RAMC (V)
  • Independent Geo Squadren RE (V)
  • 41st (PLK Signal Squadren
  • 151 (GL) Tpt Regiment
  • 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band
  • Guild of the Rotyal Hospital of St Bartholemew
  • Metropolitan Grand Lodge
  • Worshipful Company of Loriners
  • Square Mile Salute
  • Automobile Association
  • Hammersmith Academy
  • Jack Petchey Foundation
  • Canary Wharf
  • Worshipful Company of Broderers
  • Royal Yeomanry Band
  • 68th (IC & CY) Signal Squadren
  • FANY
  • Guilds of Zurich
  • Royal Yeomanry
  • 265 Home Counties Battery 106 (Y) Regiment RA (V)
  • 217 Field Squadren RE (V)
  • RBL Band & Corps of Drums, Romford
  • City of London Solicitors Company
  • Modern Livery Companies
  • Classic Motor Cars
  • Girl Guiding LaSER
  • Mexican Chamber of Commerce
  • Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army
  • Figaro Masters
  • Pimlico Plumbers
  • Worshipful Company of Gardeners
  • City University London
  • Rotal Marines Band (HMS Collingwood)
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Marines
  • RNR London Division (HMS President)
  • Royal Marines Reserve (City of London)
  • 131 Independent Commando Squadren
  • Lloyds Register
  • Sea Cadet Corps Band
  • St John Ambulance
  • Taf Valley Youth Choir
  • ASDAN
  • City Bridge Trust & Heart n Soul
  • Worshipful Compnay of Merchant Taylors
  • London Massed Bugle Band
  • Livery Olypians
  • Lions Club International
  • Radio Taxis
  • Pan Nation
  • Vauxhall Motors
  • Dogs Trust
  • Surbiton Royal British Legion Youth Marching Band
  • Royal British Legion
  • Colours of the Philippines
  • Coming Home
  • Paraiso School of Samba
  • British Red Cross Society
  • St Dunstan’s CCF Band
  • Worshipful Company of Marketors
  • Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers
  • Variety Club of Great Britain
  • HNT Cancer Support
  • Community Policing Cycle Team
  • Corps of Drums Society
  • The King’s Troop RHA
  • CLC / G of F / R Soc St G / UWC
  • Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers
  • The Great Twelve
  • Worshipful Company of Glovers
  • Worshipful Company of Fishmongers
  • Worshipful Company of Fletchers
  • Christ’s Hospital School Band
  • Deputation of the LM & Sheriffs Committee
  • Chief Commoner and Secondary
  • City High Officers
  • Town Clerk & Aldermen below the Chair
  • Aldermen below the Chair
  • Aldermen below the Chair
  • Recorder & Aldermen below the Chair
  • Aldermen past the Chair
  • Aldermen past the Chair
  • HAC
  • Sheriff (Lay)
  • Sheriff (Aldermanic)
  • Late Lord Mayor
  • Pageantmaster
  • Lady Mayoress
  • Light Cavalry HAC
  • Commissioner, City of London Police
  • HCMR Band & Division
  • City Marshal
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor
  • Pikemen & Musketeers HAC
  • Federation of Old Comrades
  • Tack Vehicle
  • The King’s Troop RHA
  • Support Taxis
  • 151 (GL) Tpt Regt (V)
  • City of London Cleansing Department