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Bill Ward explains why he rejected Black Sabbath reunion proposal

Bill Ward

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Bill Ward explains why he rejected Black Sabbath reunion proposal

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward explained in an interview with Rock Candy Magazine why he rejected Black Sabbath reunion proposal offered in 2011. Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi went on a world tour and recored the new album 13. For the album, the drummer was Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) and for the tour Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne solo band).


Bill Ward said the Black Sabbath reunion contract was unfair

“I wish the others all the best, I really do. Do I still love them? Yes. I certainly don’t resent them. Just wish them well.

“I made it well known to everybody who was important that I wanted something that was fair, and it just didn’t happen. Even if someone had held a gun to my head, I couldn’t have signed that contract.

“It was one of the most regrettable things I’ve ever gone through in my life and I was particularly sad for the fans over how things ended up. But that hasn’t stopped me from loving the guys. Sabbath is where my heart lies.”

Bill Ward

He is one of the founders of Black Sabbath. It came in 8th place on the list of the “50 best hard rock and metal drummers of all time” on the Loudwire website. On Rolling Stone magazine list, Ward ranked 42 out of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.

Bill Ward and Tonny Iommi played in a band called Mythology, later joined by vocalist and bassist for the band Rare Breed, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, then formed Black Sabbath. From 1969 to 1980 Ward participated in all Black Sabbath albums.

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