Black Sabbath voted most important British hard rock act

RHIAN JONES

Black Sabbath have been crowned the most important British hard rock act of all time in a poll carried out by the BPI of more than 3,600 hard rock/metal fans.

The Birmingham-born heavy metalers bagged almost half of the votes (45%). Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin came in second - each taking one fifth of the votes.

Seventy five percent of the polled music fans voted Britain as the home of Metal, with two thirds (67.3%) praising Britain as a ...

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