Tag Archives: Bill Ward

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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Today in Metal: ‘Headless Cross’ by Black Sabbath turns 25 years old

Posted by on April 17, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s Tony Martin-era magnum opus, Headless Cross. Released on April 17th, 1989. Here we have, in my opinion, the best album of the Tony Martin-era of Sabbath. One of my favorite […]

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Ozzy Osbourne would be up for another Black Sabbath album

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Black Sabbath are currently out on the final leg of touring in support of 13, so it’s about time for people to wonder what the band is going to do when said touring is complete. Is a follow-up to 13 possible? If so, Ozzy is apparently up for it: “Everybody asks me if there’s going to be a […]

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Metal Insider’s top five: Best and worst Black Sabbath albums

Posted by on March 31, 2014

From the late sixties to the present day, few musical acts have had the sort of lasting impact that Black Sabbath can claim. They pioneered a sound which countless musicians have emulated, although none were able to truly duplicate. Tony Iommi developed a fairly unique style of guitar playing, employing power chords, heavy distortion, and […]

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Today in Metal: Black Sabbath spawned a genre 44 years ago today

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut, which was released in the UK on February 13, 1970. What can I say about the first Sabbath album that hasn’t been said? Nothing! It’s arguably the […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Events In 2013 We’re Thankful For

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Yup, it’s that time of year again. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our tradition of counting down the top five events and occasions we’re thankful occurred this year. 2013 was a year jam packed with lows and […]

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Bill Ward announces details of new solo album

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Being booted from Black Sabbath hasn’t kept Bill Ward sitting still. The original drummer for the band has announced that a solo album, Accountable Beasts, is in mixing stages, according to a recent interview with Joel Gausten.com. The former Sabbath drummer, who Ozzy told The New York Daily News is too out of shape to sit […]

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Black Sabbath Energizes New Jersey at only area show

Posted by on August 5, 2013

It’s been a long time since Black Sabbath put out an album with Ozzy Osbourne, 35 years to be exact. So the tour behind 13, the band’s first album ever to debut at No. 1 in America, had something to prove. One of the first of 20 North American shows to be announced in support of […]

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Ozzy Osbourne says Bill Ward is Incapable of Playing with Black Sabbath

Posted by on August 5, 2013

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward is the only thing missing from Black Sabbath’s first #1 album in America, “13,” and the current tour the almost fully-reunited band is taking part in. Though Ward has defended his physical status, Ozzy Osbourne says it is because Ward is “incredibly overweight” and wouldn’t have been able to […]

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Ozzy Osbourne Explains (Somewhat) Why Tommy Clufetos Didn’t Drum On Black Sabbath’s New Album

Posted by on June 13, 2013

Now that Black Sabbath’s new album 13 is out, many have come to agree that Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk did a hell of a job on drums (even if we still wish Bill Ward did it instead). However, some have still wondered why the band opted not to have their touring drummer Tommy […]

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