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Tag Archives: Bill Ward

Album anniversary: Black Sabbath, ‘Masters of Reality’ turns 45

Posted by on July 21, 2016

White it’s roots have been around for years, heavy metal as we know it has existed for 46 years now. It was ushered in on February 15th, 1970 with the release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled LP. And while many bands take years (or if you’re Tool, decades) to release follow-up albums, on this day in […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Other Guys)

Posted by on February 25, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Black Sabbath became particularly relevant to me in the late 90’s. My dad had already introduced me to their Ozzy-era music when I was younger, so by the time the Reunion double live […]

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Geezer Butler apologizes for misleading Black Sabbath fans

Posted by on January 28, 2016

In a recent interview, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler stated that original drummer Bill Ward was given the opportunity to play Black Sabbath’s last show, but he decided that he didn’t want to do that. However, Ward quickly made a Facebook post stating that he was never offered the opportunity to play with Black Sabbath, and […]

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Bill Ward was given a chance to play Black Sabbath’s final show.

Posted by on January 25, 2016

Last week, Black Sabbath kicked off their final tour, and as many know, they did so without founding drummer Bill Ward. And whether he’s not playing because of financial concerns (he says) or poor health (Sabbath says), the fact remains that a lot of people would prefer to see Sabbath go out the way they came […]

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Geezer says health, not money, is why BIll Ward isn’t with Black Sabbath

Posted by on January 20, 2016

Today, Black Sabbath kick off their last tour ever. And as many know, it’ll be without original drummer Bill Ward. This time last year, Ward and Ozzy Osbourne were in a very public war of words about the band’s decision to move on without him. The “he said-he said” didn’t find any party winning, with Ozzy […]

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And the drummer for Black Sabbath’s upcoming tour is…

Posted by on January 13, 2016

…not Bill Ward. Earlier today, to help pump up the last Black Sabbath tour ever (or THE END, as they’re calling it), the band put up a teaser video on their YouTube page. Playing “Paranoid,” in the brief teaser, it shows a car showing up to a rehearsal studio, Ozzy Osbourne, and Tony Iommi shuffling […]

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Tony Iommi on Sabbath’s last tour: “I can’t do this anymore”

Posted by on September 7, 2015

A lot of bands call it quits or play their “last” tour, only to go back on that when nostalgia drives up their asking price or they discover that they don’t want to throw in the towel. Black Sabbath, who announced their “THE END” tour last week, won’t be one of them. In an interview […]

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Bill Ward says current Black Sabbath feud is ‘very sad’

Posted by on August 18, 2015

Black Sabbath have been playing for a while without their original drummer, Bill Ward, due to an immense list of differences, primarily between Ozzy Osbourne and himself, as they have continuously talked about the other in a seemingly neverending war of words. Because all this beef has been aired out in public, Ward has demanded a […]

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Bill Ward hints at new band

Posted by on July 2, 2015

We have seen the constant battle between Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne and Ex-Black Sabbath Bill Ward over the past months but the brawl has been quiet for a while already, maybe because Ozzy is possibly too busy getting ready to tour this fall and Bill is focused on his new solo album recently released or maybe because he’s […]

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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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