It seems Tony Iommi isn't one to grab an honorary doctorate, post the degree in his game room, and forget about it. The Black Sabbath guitarist, who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Of Arts from Coventry University in November 2013, is returning to the British school this fall to teach songwriting as a Visiting Professor of Music.
"It is a tremendous honor to have Tony here with us as a Visiting Professor," says Dr. Sara Reed, Head Of Department For Performing Arts at the University. "His huge wealth of experience and musical knowledge is beyond value to our students. It's a fantastic opportunity for them to learn from such an immensely talented individual, and all in the department sincerely look forward to working with Tony in the future."
Iommi, who is in remission from the cancer he has battled since 2012, recently stated that Black Sabbath's July 4 Hyde Park performance in London is likely the group's final bow as a live act, due to the toll that touring takes on him.
Watch "The Professor" with Black Sabbath, live in Paris in 1970