Posted in metal | music on February 3, 2012

by BBG

Bill Ward

We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans...we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open... We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll... See you at Download!!!

- Tony, Ozzy and Geezer

Burn! Well, that sucks.... in my estimation, Bill Ward is crucial to Black Sabbath. Stay tuned for more fun... they do say the "door is always open."

The above statement (in a Facebook post!) comes in response to the public statement that Bill Ward made about not wanting to sign their contract.

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Comments (41)

Ward are they going to do without him!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 2:47 PM

This is like 8th grade. Getting dumped on Facebook. So professional

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 2:51 PM

Facebook is innately a homosexual form of communication.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 2:52 PM

This is worse than the failed Eddie Murphy comeback last year!

Posted by Sasha | February 3, 2012 2:53 PM

Bill Ward is the least healthy of all of them - touring could kill him - I younger drummer could boost some life into the band the last 2 ozzy tours were amazing

Posted by chris d | February 3, 2012 2:54 PM

I hate money.

Posted by G | February 3, 2012 2:55 PM

$cumbags...

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:03 PM

This taints the whole reunion.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:06 PM

Bill Ward is an integral element of the band, however, i think that this is a money issue and ozzy's wife was probably short changing him and he was like "fuck that, i want more money, the cost of hummus has skyrocketed and I need to eat my phyto-nutrients!"

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:06 PM

In an ideal world this would slow sales to whatever shows they're going to do, but the public is lame and will still be super into this regardless. Bill deserves to be treated the same as Ozzy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:13 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:16 PM

Burt Ward is the perfect sidekick. Get him to play the role. Holy floor tom!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:18 PM

Considering he wrote most of the lyrics, he deserves a good chunk of the money.

Even Gene Simmons, who is one of the biggest money grubbing artists out there, agreed to do a fair split with the original Kiss.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:18 PM

3:06 said 'taint'

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:18 PM

Sharon Osbourne is the worst thing to happen to Ozzy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:20 PM

From Wikipedia:

"Ward maintains a vegan diet."

This REALLY could be about his hummus allotment in the contract.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:24 PM

3:18...Awesome! So long as he wears those little shorts to show off his notorious massive package.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:29 PM

>>Even Gene Simmons, who is one of the biggest money grubbing artists out there, agreed to do a fair split with the original Kiss.

um, no that is not at all true you fool

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:30 PM

3:18 - You are wrong. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley own KISS. Ace and Peter are/were paid employees.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:36 PM

(2nd) 3:18: I thought it was Geezer that wrote most of the lyrics.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:41 PM

this is lame, good for bill for holding out. fucking sharon osborne is really the greediest, most evil bitch. one might even say cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:50 PM

or taint

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:54 PM

OMG LOL SHM DJM

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 3:59 PM

Wouldn't it be a shame if Tony passed away and Bill didn't get that one last chance to tour and record with him over this bullshit? It would be bullshit, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 4:05 PM

^ Obviously. I just pretend Black Sabbath was done for good in 1979. That does it for me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 4:14 PM

this reunion is never going to get off the ground

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 4:16 PM

Lana Del Rey on drums.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 5:59 PM

bill ward needs to start another black sabbath

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 7:25 PM

Kiss was a circus clown band and awful theatre.
Simmons is obnoxious.

Black Sabbath on the other hand could write tremendous songs but sadly they should just hang it up and let the memories rest. They need to take care of their health.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 9:40 PM

You wanted the best - BUT YOU GOT KISS INSTEAD!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | February 3, 2012 11:13 PM

Black Sabbath is one of the best. The hummuswave that y'all kids be rockin out to these days ain't no IRONMAN!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2012 1:18 AM

I don't blame Ward one bit.
I would rather see them replace
Ozzy/Sharon with someone else and let Iommi fucking rawk out while he can.

God I miss Heaven & Hell. RIP Dio

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2012 2:14 AM

2:54 is right. Although, the last Black Sabbath reunion got off to a killer start, it quickly turned into an 8 song generic tired set, that toured for years. OZZY played an amazing 20+ song show last year at the Garden. Heaven n Hell killed it too, for their tenure. Ward was clearly the weak link on the last tour. I don't foresee him getting much better. Plus. Tickets last time were $30. These days you'll have to shell out $100+ for your dissapointment.

Posted by klicka | February 4, 2012 10:23 AM

He's starting to look a bit like Bukowski. It won't be the same without him, I mean its fucking Bill Ward man.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2012 6:16 PM

You know who they should tour with?


JOHN THEODORE, MOTHERFUCKERS!

Posted by Sam | February 5, 2012 1:23 AM

What was once a promising tour has now become one big joke ... first Tony getting sick and now this ... NO SUPPORT!!!

Posted by EarlGreyTea | February 6, 2012 2:50 PM

He's starting to look a bit like Bukowski. It won't be the same without him, I mean its fucking Bill Ward man.

Posted by Souq | February 15, 2012 2:16 PM

Fuck Ozzy, that scumbag! Bill Ward takes the high road once again!

Posted by Dope Osbourne | March 1, 2012 9:51 AM

Please do not this moment in history pass.
This opportunity will not happen ever again.
Please Ozzy, Bill, Tony and Geezer, Please.

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Posted by jocuri | September 2, 2012 1:08 PM

black sabbath rules

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 4:55 PM

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