Tag Archives: Bill Ward

Black Sabbath reunite with Bill Ward… offstage

Posted by on May 21, 2015

One of the biggest stories this year has been Black Sabbath’s very public argument about their drummer. Original drummer Bill Ward had already been replaced for their last album, 13, and was hoping he could join for the last album and tour. However, by publicly talking about it, he annoyed Ozzy Osbourne. The last we heard, Ward […]

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Bill Ward is out of love with Ozzy as war of words continues

Posted by on April 20, 2015

It’s a sad state of affairs when half of the most influential band in metal are squabbling like a bunch of sixth graders, but that’s where we find ourselves in 2015 with Black Sabbath, as original drummer Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne continue to take snipes at each other over the internet. While the genesis […]

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Bill Ward details what he wants in a “signable contract” in new interview

Posted by on April 17, 2015

Founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took to Facebook two days ago asking for an apology from one-time bandmate Ozzy Osbourne. Yesterday, Ozzy responded, “What the fuck are you on about?” Now today, Ward opens up in a Rolling Stone interview which was took place previous to Ozzy’s statement. Said Ward about getting a “signable contract,” “I wanted to earn some better […]

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Ozzy Osbourne (or Sharon) fires back at Bill Ward

Posted by on April 17, 2015

When former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took to his social media to ask Ozzy Osbourne for a public apology, we mentioned that he was essentially declaring war on Ozzy and his manager, who happens to be his wife Sharon. Well, it certainly didn’t take long. Yesterday, Ozzy struck back at Ward via his Facebook […]

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Bill Ward wants a public apology from Ozzy

Posted by on April 15, 2015

With so much talk of a another Black Sabbath album and various shows and tours, co-founding drummer Bill Ward has come forward and issued a statement. From Bill Ward’s Facebook page: “There is always speculation about a true, original Sabbath lineup for the next tour or record. With a sad heart, I have to say I will […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Mob Rules’ by Black Sabbath turns 33 years old

Posted by on November 4, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is my favorite album of all time. It’s just a masterpiece. This album is EVERYTHING Heaven and Hell was, but with a TON more fire and energy behind the band. Songs like […]

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Ozzy on Bill Ward’s return to Black Sabbath – not my call

Posted by on November 3, 2014

We’ve already known that after one more Black Sabbath album, the band’s done. But in a recent interview with Billboard, Ozzy not only reiterated that, but said that they’re done for good. “We’re disbanding the name and everything,” he told the magazine. “They don’t want to tour anymore. I get it. But I love it. […]

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Ozzy Osbourne hopes Bill Ward can return to Black Sabbath

Posted by on October 23, 2014

In an interview with LoudWire, Ozzy Osbourne speaks of another Black Sabbath album and tour, which leads – of course – to the situation with drummer Bill Ward. Said Osbourne, on what it was like playing together as a band again: “The only down thing was that Bill Ward, the drummer, was not on tour with […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath turns 44 years old

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This is another legendary album. Again. What can I say about this one? After Sabbath came out with their revolutionary debut, they followed it with one of the most famous albums of all time. Period. “Paranoid,” […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Born Again’ by Black Sabbath turns 31 years old

Posted by on August 7, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 31 years ago today, Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan replaced Dio, and gave a whole new style to Black Sabbath with the release of  Born Again. This is the first Sabbath album since […]

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