Ozzy Osbourne is set to have an airport named after him
The heavy metal legend`s moniker has been put forward to be the new title of Birmingham International Airport after council bosses decided to name it after a local hero.
Record company boss Jim Simpson - who discovered Ozzy and his first band Black Sabbath - believes it would be a fitting tribute to the singer, who was born in Aston in the English city, and is backing the idea wholeheartedly.
Jim said: "I believe it would be a master stroke that would instantly confound the cynics.
"How does The Ozzy Osbourne International Airport resonate? The message says, `Hey world, we are proud of our own.` Ozzy might not always have been a paragon of virtue, but he is a genuine, flesh and blood Brummie."
Councillor Philip Parkin has confirmed talks had taken place to change the name of the terminals and that a tribute to Ozzy or Black Sabbath has been considered.
When asked whether he`d be prepared to change the title of the airport, he replied: "It`s an interesting idea and I`ve got an open mind. I would be interested to know what people thought about it."
Several airports in cities throughout the world have been named after famous people who were born there.
Liverpool`s Speke Airport was renamed John Lennon Airport to honour the late Beatles star, while Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport in California was renamed the Bob Hope Airport in 2003.