Original Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Is No Longer Angry At His Former Bandmates

Original BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Is No Longer Angry At His Former Bandmates

Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has told Metal Hammer in a new interview that he no longer holds a grudge against his bandmates over the circumstances that led to him breaking out of the group’s reunion ten years ago. “I like the you-know-what of those guys,” he said. “I’ve been through the bad things that happened in 2012 and I’ve come to a place where I’m at peace with myself and with them. I’m glad we did what we did and often we reminisce about the early work we did.” did in Copenhagen and the Reeperbahn in Hamburg I love those guys and all the imperfections that come with them It’s a great feeling to have come as far as we are and I’m glad I can just write or talk to them as I want to.”

account was on board for the SABBATH reunion when it was first announced over 10 years ago but withdrawn shortly after. The drummer later claimed that he sat out the recording and touring sessions due to unfair contract terms, although the members of SABBATH have hinted in other interviews that he was not physically up to the task.

All four original members of SABBATH were present when the band announced their reunion in late 2011 department split from the group in 2012, citing an “unsignable” contract, and singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommic and bassist Geezer Butler continued with their Rick Rubin–produced “13” LP and extensively touring internationally without him.

last March, account admitted to SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” that he no longer had the “chops” and the “ability” to perform with BLACK SABBATH. “I have to be back to 60 years old to be able to do that,” he said.

“I would like to make a studio album with SABBATH, with all the original members,” he continued. “I’m just saying that — I’m just pushing that out. But I’m not done yet. So the other three may be ready, and I respect that, but no, I’m not done yet. I think as long as we all exist [laughs] and we’re still breathing air, I think we have all the possibilities to make great music together.”

Ozzy told The pulse of radio during SABBATHthe last tour that department was not in shape to participate. “Bill Ward He has the most physically demanding job of all of us because he’s the timekeeper,” he said. “I don’t think he personally had the chops to pull it off, you know. The saddest part is he had to admit that, and we could have worked around it whether we had a drummer with him or something.”

It was rumored that SABBATH wanted to bring a second drummer to share tasks with department, something that Iommi confirmed in 2017 during a question-and-answer session on SABBATH‘s “Ten Years War” box set.

In February 2017, SABBATH rounded “The end” tour in Birmingham, rounding out the quartet’s pioneering 49-year career.

“The end” used to be SABBATH‘s last tour because Iommi – who were diagnosed with lymphoma at the end of 2011 – can no longer travel for extended periods of time.

in 2015, department released his first solo album in 18 years. titled “Accountable Beasts”, the record can be purchased at iTunes.

Nov 2017, departmentthe band DAY OF ERRORS released his first two songs, “Day of Mistakes” and “Blasphemy at Creation”, through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and Google Play. two more songs, “Dark” and “ghost train”, followed in 2019.

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