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 us. It would have been great for the four of us. I supposed something went on business wise. I don’t do my business, my wife does my business. Everybody has managers. It was like I never left. It’s better than before. There is no drinking, I think Geezer took a drink from time to time. But no drugs, no late night parties. In fact, if I never do anything, I ended that chapter in my life. It was sad how we all fell apart. We’re gonna go out again. I hope this helps.”
Bill Ward was not involved with the last Black Sabbath album, 13, and the subsequent tour. Former Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk played on the new album, while Tommy Clufetos, Ozzy Osbourne’s solo drummer, handled touring duties.