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Chart reappearance for Black Sabbath?

The group could feature high in the album charts this afternoon Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Black Sabbath could have their first number one album for 43 years this afternoon.

Their new album '13' is currently at number one in the mid-week charts.

They last achieved a number one album with their second release 'Paranoid' in 1970 which featured signature tracks such as War Pigs and Iron Man.

Midlands' band touring with Bon Jovi

Of Kings and Captains tweeted after their performance with the band last night.


Midlands' band to support Bon Jovi tonight at Villa Park

Of Kings and Captains Credit: ITV News Central

Unsigned Black Country band Of Kings and Captains performed their first gig with the band last night at Manchester's Etihad Stadium.

During the second gig of the five gig tour they'll support Bon Jovi tonight at Villa Park.

They're expecting to play to 250,000 fans during the tour.

Midlands' band to support Bon Jovi on tour

Of King and Captains to support Bon Jovi on tour Credit: Of King and Captains

An unsigned band from the Black Country are getting ready to perform with Bon Jovi on their UK tour after winning a competition on a national radio station.

'Of Kings and Captains' will be performing on Saturday night at Manchester's Etihad Stadium before returning to the Midlands on Sunday to support the band at Villa Park.

They're expecting to play to 250,000 fans across five gigs.


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Midlands record label seeing success is America

David Cameron has been in India this week promoting British trade abroad. For Barry Tomes from Birmingham, selling British brands on foreign markets is both possible and necessary.

Barry Tomes, CEO of Tomes PR, in his recording studio Credit: ITV News Central

He's been discovering, managing and promoting Midlands bands for forty years. Having recently opened an office in Los Angeles he believes he has cracked the US market and that he's done so by selling Britishness.

"When it comes to the music industry being English in America is hugely marketable. When I reminded executives there of the talent that has come out of Birmingham over the years - that was an important part of getting them interested."

Geoff Hornsby of Birmingham band Super 6 Credit: ITV News Central

He has high hopes for latest signing Super 6, whose first single 'Sleepwalking' has just been released. They will launch their album at a party at LA's legendary Viper Rooms in August and follow up with a US tour.

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