Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been nominated for the Pride of Birmingham Award in his hometown of Birmingham, England.

The honor goes to the city’s most courageous and inspiring people, and one person who thinks Iommi deserves it is fellow guitarist Slash. He says, “Tony is one of those guys who inspires everyone… This is the man who invented heavy metal in Birmingham and created Sabbath, a brand nobody can touch… Besides which, Tony is a great guy and we’ve met on a number of occasions. There’s just no stopping him. He comes down with lymphoma and what does he do? Re-forms Sabbath and does a world tour. He really is the pride of Birmingham and he deserves a [bleeping] medal.”

The ceremony will be held on September 26th at Town Hall Birmingham.