Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

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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Stone Sour offer preview of Metallica cover

Posted by on April 10, 2015

We already know that Stone Sour know their way around a cover from their convincing take on Metal Church’s “The Dark.” It was a little curious that that song didn’t make it onto the band’s forthcoming covers EP, Meanwhile In Burbank…, but the track listing does include takes of songs from Alice In Chains, Metallica, KISS, […]

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Tony Iommi’s health not the reason for Black Sabbath cancellation

Posted by on April 10, 2015

Black Sabbath haven’t explained why they canceled their Ozzfest Japan appearance, so of course rumors started to fly. The last time Black Sabbath cancelled a performance and Ozzy and friends filled in was 2012, when guitarist Tony Iommi left tour to get treatment for lymphoma. Thankfully this is not the reason this time, as confirmed by Iommi himself via […]

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Black Sabbath may do a farewell tour

Posted by on April 9, 2015

Earlier today, metal fans were thrown for a loop when it was announced that Black Sabbath were pulling out of what had been billed as their “farewell” at the Ozzfest Japan. Interesting that the “previous reports” they referred to came from Sharon Osbourne herself. The question, of course, remained after the news as to whether […]

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Black Sabbath cancel Ozzfest Japan appearance

Posted by on April 9, 2015

Just a few weeks ago Sharon Osbourne announced (below) Black Sabbath’s “farewell,” taking place this November at Ozzfest in Japan. But now Black Sabbath won’t be performing after all, and in their place will be Ozzy Osbourne and friends. The news comes from the Black Sabbath Facebook account: “Despite previous reports, Black Sabbath will not appear on this year’s […]

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Ozzfiesta canceled because Ozzy needs surgery

Posted by on March 26, 2015

Back in October, just as it was starting to get pretty cold out, metal fans were teased with the idea of an Ozzy Osbourne-headlined destination festival. The Ozzfiesta was set to take place this May 27-31 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We say “was,” because the plug has been pulled on it, […]

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Black Sabbath to play final show in Japan this November?

Posted by on March 22, 2015

According to a video message from Sharon Osbourne, Black Sabbath will be playing their “farewell” show on November 22nd at the Ozzfest in Japan. The brief message announces that the Ozzfest will be returning to Japan and that Korn will headline the first night with Sabbath closing the festival (and perhaps their career) on the 22nd. Here’s […]

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