Posted in metal | music on May 18, 2012

photo on Black Sabbath website shot (top) vs. original (below)
Black Sabbath without Bill Ward
Black Sabbath

another example...
Sabbath
Sabbath

In addition to their recent comments, I guess we now know how Black Sabbath really feel about Bill Ward and his recent statements. Head to BlackSabbath.com to see many more Ward-less photos of the band Oof. (thx Seth)

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Comments (114)

thats just wrong

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:50 PM

STOP THIS BS!!!!!! WTF???!?!?! SHARON, I HATE YOU!!!! How the F could the other members agree on doing this??!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:51 PM

Wrooooooooooooong!!!

Posted by Lex Luthor | May 18, 2012 1:53 PM

HAHAHAHAHA ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS???

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:54 PM

I'm going to start photo-shopping Bill Ward INTO Dio-era Black Sabbath photos.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:58 PM

^ YES

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:59 PM

Total scumbags. Thats horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:59 PM

This is some Stalinesque bullshit right here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:00 PM

HILARIOUS

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:00 PM

Black Sabbath > Photoshop Sabbath

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:01 PM

that guy in the blizzard tee looks like a young ozzy..

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:02 PM

hahahah

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:02 PM

Ok, Tony, Ozzy and Geezer, whatever small amount of good will and people behind you that you had is now completely gone.

Who in their right mind advising this band told them this would be a good idea?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:04 PM

This is seriously disgusting. I know they won't, but it would be wonderful if their shows bombed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:04 PM

It's like in Back to to the Future.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:06 PM

So, Sharon IS the DEVIL

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:06 PM

We wont be making any statements about this but nyah nyah nyah we are gonna remove Bill from all the photos.Cause we are little childish bitches.

I am seriously dumbfounded at this turn of events. You just have to shake your head in disbelief they could be so stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:07 PM

Sharon did the same shit when she made Ozzy re-record those guitar parts on his first solo albums... shit - who was that? Anyway, she rears her cunty head once again.

Posted by Prime | May 18, 2012 2:09 PM

this is what happens when you put intern in charge of your website

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:09 PM

Bill actually demanded that the photos be removed. Instead of removing them, they decided to cut him out and one up him.

This is getting ugly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:10 PM

I assumed it must have been a photo or two, but there is not a single picture of Bill on the site. It's like rewriting history. Iommi is one of my idols, but he can go fuck himself now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:13 PM

I have a hard time believing this propogandic nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:25 PM

And that is why you never stand on the end.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:25 PM

You women haters!

Posted by Colin P Fitz | May 18, 2012 2:25 PM

Your headline is misleading. He has not been REMOVED from the pictures, he was just cropped out. REMOVING him would have required photoshopping and intentionally airbrushing him out of the frame and taking him out from within the photograph. Here the image is just cropped to not include him in the end of the shot. There is a difference.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:25 PM

fuck this garbage

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:27 PM

"Your headline is misleading. He has not been REMOVED from the pictures, he was just cropped out. REMOVING him would have required photoshopping and intentionally airbrushing him out of the frame and taking him out from within the photograph. Here the image is just cropped to not include him in the end of the shot. There is a difference."

Was this statement said as a graphic designer?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:28 PM

That's completely ridiculous. Isn't that what psycho ex's do? Cut people out of photos. Maybe they just should have burned out his face with a cigarette or something.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:29 PM

a good thing he always stood at the very left or right of every photo they took.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:34 PM

Actually you would need to be a graphic designer to REMOVE him from a photo if he was in the middle of the shot, or wasn't at the end of the photo, but anyone can just crop out the guy at the end of the picture. You don't need to be a graphic designer

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:35 PM

This is ABHORRENT!!!!! On to the next story at which point I will instantly forget about this one!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:35 PM

so fucking infantile, wow. this is beyond low. seriously boycott-worthy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:35 PM

I'm writing my congressman, er... congressperson! No, wait - I mean I'm writing my Member of Parliament and cc'ing the Secretary to the House of Lords!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:40 PM

Sharon is an evil hosebeast, but remember that Tony is a tyrant too. Tony actually owns the Sabbath name, and has for the last few years. I'm sure it's a combination of their two egos that's causing this to happen. That and money. Maybe they'll reissue the first 6 Sabs records with re-recorded drums. I wouldn't put it past them.

Posted by Hank | May 18, 2012 2:42 PM

THEY HAVE TO DO THAT. HE'S NOT IN THE BAND ANYMORE. YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS.

Posted by the lawyer | May 18, 2012 2:45 PM

ALL CAPS HATH SPOKEN! ALL HAIL ALL CAPS!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:46 PM

Bill Ward's a greedy douche bag. He wants more money than Geezer, and a total sum profit in the contract whether Iommi dies early or not!?!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:47 PM

Bill Ward is mad because he's been replaced by so many. This most certainly has nothing to do with Sharon or money issues. Pathetic, Bill.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:49 PM

Why is Ward so greedy?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:50 PM

I agree. Bill Ward is acting like a jealous girlfriend.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:52 PM

2:47/2:49/2:50 - welcome to BV, Sharon, you cunt!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 2:53 PM

Beyond disgusting. Can Howard Stern turn AGT into the Attack Sharon show? I'd watch.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:01 PM


Sharon, go eat your fat kids.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:06 PM

3:01 - they could sing "Sharon is a cunt" to the tune of "Jackie is a drunk"

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:08 PM

Enough already! They should all be embarrassed and the tour should be cancelled. This is BS!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:20 PM

I wouldn't say woman-haters as much as putrid evil cunt haters. If you think that includes all women then you are the one with a problem. I for one am performing a satanic ritual involving Sharon Osborne dying of a botox accident. By the way, they wanted him to play their hometown for free, Ozzy owns most of the rights to the Black Sabbath name (remember Heaven & Hell?) and Sharon owns Ozzy, who is just her remote-controlled zombie. See Courtney? You would've profited more from keeping Kurt alive.

Posted by Unanymous | May 18, 2012 3:52 PM

LMAO, what an immature douchbag move... This sounds worst than high school...

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:54 PM

You know who's fault this is? George Lucas

BILL SHOT FIRST

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:56 PM

This most certainly has nothing to do with Sharon or money.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 4:10 PM

You know I don't care... I am off to see the remaining 3 play tommorow night in Birmingham. It's only been 33 years since I last saw them in brum! As my mate would say "Rock and Roll"

Posted by Steve | May 18, 2012 4:12 PM

Who cares about Bill Ward. All of the Black Sabbath drummers are awesome! He should stop whining like a little pussy bitch, or show proof of why he's not participating.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 4:14 PM

On an entirely different topic, anyone know whatever happened to Burt Ward?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 4:32 PM

"Who cares about Bill Ward" - anyone who has ever listened to War Pigs.

Posted by Unanymous | May 18, 2012 4:55 PM

Be former fate grope cadoo Fowley Birch.

Posted by fate grope cadoo | May 18, 2012 5:05 PM

Sharon is a Yoko Ono witch

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:09 PM

i wanto upperdeck the ozzbourne family ohn, and bill wards mothers house.

fuck a sha-ron oxx-bourne/. she was NOT in the orig. lineup...

w.t.f. is even going on here?

BILL WARD must WARD off these "predatores"

Do u think we should show up?

man, buck the police!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:20 PM

smoke weed everyday

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:21 PM

This most certainly has nothing to do with Sharon. Bill Ward's a pussy!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:24 PM

You are a pussy dude

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:26 PM

You know I don't care... I am off to see the remaining 3 play tommorow night in Birmingham. It's only been 33 years since I last saw them in brum! As my mate would say "Rock and Roll"

Posted by Steve | May 18, 2012 5:30 PM

Pussy fight!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:31 PM

Those photos look better without Ward.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:32 PM

Speaking as a lawyer, there is no proof as to why Bill Ward has a problem. His letters are vague. It's a shame that people are jumping to conclusions that the other 3 members, who are legends are to blame here. They've had many great drummers in the band. They will rock with or without Bill Ward.

Posted by The Lawyer | May 18, 2012 5:35 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:36 PM

I prefer Dio's music to the original Black Sabbath. Heaven and Hell was good, but other than that, I don't care about Bill Ward.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:38 PM

Dave Grohl will definitely kill it and all will forget about Bill whats-his-name?

Posted by Scott | May 18, 2012 5:39 PM

IRRELEVANT NEWS.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 5:41 PM

You think the band would do anything to bring Bill Ward back into the fold. Evidently not!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:14 PM

Who cares about this? Those that go to the shows are going to have crazy fun. Those that complain and bitch about Bill Ward's absence will miss a good time.

This is pointless news.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:46 PM

Bill Ward sounds like a douche bag.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:47 PM

Who Cares!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:48 PM

GET RINGO!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:52 PM

This is news?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:57 PM

GET CARLO!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:58 PM

Bill actually demanded that the photos be removed. You are all pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 6:59 PM

Yes 3:52 PM that about sums most of it up.
This is just sad though to see bands\people not know better as to when to hang it up & let the original Sabbath be remembered for the first time around great live shows. Well they have all tried to ruin that as well by the late 70's along with Sharons b.s.
Pretty horrible looking dont you think guys, or are you all senile.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:01 PM

Agreed. They should have hung it up before Heaven and Hell. That album sucked. Dio was the beginning of end for this band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:09 PM

Bill demanded the photos be edited? That makes more sense. Seems like Ward is the one with problems. Greed will kill any band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:11 PM

Bill Ward's a pathetic turd.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 7:14 PM

bill ward can't play for shit anymore. sad story but...........

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 8:21 PM

Don't get me wrong I hate Sharon Osbourne as much as the next guy but you guys realise Sharon isn't the band's manager right? She only represents Ozzy and doesn't have any input in any of these decisions.

Posted by Ben | May 18, 2012 8:42 PM

This isn't the 1st reunion. who cares about these old farts!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 8:45 PM

Why no sausage comments? I mean these guys basically invented them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 9:08 PM

Sharon Sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 9:09 PM

Sharon is a rotten cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:20 PM

Skrimp

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:15 PM

It's hilarious that one day you're complaining about Bill still being in the pictures if he's not in the band. Then the next day you are complaining that they took him out of the pictures. They can't win with you guys. Bill's out, deal with it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:19 PM

Ward had little to do with Sabbath after 1980. He bailed out on the Heaven And Hell tour with little notice as he did on the Born Again tour....I don't think playing a single date. From 1983 till 1992 when he joined Ozzy and the originals for 4 songs he was MIA only to reappear in 1997. Tony Iommi carried Sabbath mostly alone with Geezer appearing here and there. Ozzy played (and continues to) classic Sabbath in his solo sets live. What has Ward done or contributed? Even during the reunion Vinny Appice had to fill in.

As for Ward's pictures, removing them from the collage background may only be so fans aren't confused or feel duped to believe Ward would be participating. In the history section of this site pictures of Ward and the band are all over the place. Get a life!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:30 PM

black sabbath used to be good, now they are a bunch of washed up old men out for a money grab, that evil bitch sharon can go fuck herself

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 12:32 AM

NOT COOL. NOT COOL AT ALL.
BETRAYING FANS.
HEART BREAKING

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 6:02 AM

They turned their back on hardcore!

Posted by D | May 19, 2012 7:32 AM

Bill Ward is the drummer that IS black sabbaths drummer. The other dudes are HIS replacements.

However, we dint know what is really going on behind the curtain, and maybe he us being greedy, or maybe Sharon is a psycho bitch... Who knows???

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 8:06 AM

^

If you read Bill's full statement he said he'd play for free- the rest of "band" said he would be limited to just 3 songs and see "how the show goes". Bill felt insulted and refused their terms. If Bill's drumming is not up to snuff he should bow out gracefully. If he is still a killer drummer and it's not about money, than they are all carrying on like a pack of neurotic old ladies.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 9:17 AM

I just watched a video of Black Sabbath "War Pigs live in Paris 1970" on You Tube. At 1:50, it's amazing how this drummer goes nuts and rocks his brains out.

I hope people heckle and boo them when they play live this summer. Turds.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 10:01 AM

Saw em twice in the 70s, walked out both times. They haven't made a good record in decades. Move on people.

Posted by Cal | May 19, 2012 10:21 AM

1 person wrote 90 out of 97 comments here! Get a life duder!

Posted by IP Squad | May 19, 2012 10:41 AM

How is this news? who cares? Bill Ward is out, deal with it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 10:43 AM

^100 BV comments mean it's news pal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 11:58 AM

"How is this news? who cares? Bill Ward is out, deal with it."

It's not NEWS. what the fuck is NEWS nowadays. It's a music topic that people that some people care to comment on. In the old days this would make the back pages of Rolling Stone and that would be the end of it. ok the front page of NME in england. lol.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 1:01 PM

GEEZER BUTLER FINALLY SPEAKS THE TRUTH.

Posted by Greedy Ward | May 19, 2012 1:24 PM

you don't need to be a graphic designer to use photoshop.... it would greatly increase the chances of it looking entirely better.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2012 2:12 PM

While I agree that promo pics (both on and off the website) might be confusing/misleading to fans who'd have expectations that Ward is to be part of the current line-up…

MORESO….

I believe this is all a bunch of contrived bs PR (i.e.;CONTROVERSY…remember Prince's song?)…

CONTROVERSY = FREE PUBLICITY.

And, it's obviously working like a charm.

good day! xo

Posted by at the nawp | May 24, 2012 5:31 PM

he was never in the band. just look at the pictures. ....I guess? :(

Posted by boB | May 24, 2012 5:59 PM

the "original" black sabbath is tony, geezer, bill and ozzy. everyone that's a fan and has followed ozzy's
career knows sharon's behind this. it's simple. every penny that came in or went out should have been at 25% each. everyone.ozzy shouldn't get any special treatment. why would tony and geez ever ecept any less? of course i'm just speculating. but i think we'd all agree.

Posted by stormjz | August 5, 2012 1:35 PM

The "original" black sabbath is Serena Williams' BIG ASS BOOTY son! DAMN!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 2:28 PM

awesome set list!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 3:49 PM

1 Sabbath hater wrote 85 of these comments. Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 3:50 PM

Yeasayer always sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 3:52 PM

So much ignorance behind the Bill Ward drama. Sharon's fault? Laughable!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 3:54 PM

It's good to see that Bill Ward fans aren't completely clueless. They can all agree on 1 thing- Dio sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2012 4:02 PM

Alice Cooper was always far superior to Ozzy. Still is.

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Posted by miniclip | August 30, 2012 6:46 AM

he most be frustrated.

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