Posted in music on May 17, 2012

"We have decided not to make any  detailed  comment  on Bill's latest statement. There are two sides to every story. We have been working hard at rehearsals making excellent progress after Tony's treatments and we have engaged a substitute drummer for the forthcoming shows. See  you at Download." --Black Sabbath, 5/17/12

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Comments (54)

fuck you sharon

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 7:31 PM

As you're not saying anything, I guess I'll just believe Bill's side.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 7:38 PM

wonder if the drummer who is playing is playing for free with no promise of playing all three shows? yeah right

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 7:49 PM

At first I thought Bill's statement was way too long. Now I think Sabbath's is way too short.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 7:52 PM

Lame that all the other guys seem so okay with this. Not even Geezer on Bill's side? Guess money outweighs all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 7:52 PM

fuck you sharon x 10

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 7:55 PM

Dave Grohl is the new drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:01 PM

It's so Sharon -- so accurate. Ick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:01 PM

Fuck you Ward

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:02 PM

Sharon's just annoying but not the reason Ward isn't playing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:03 PM

Bill Wards a little bitch

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:05 PM

I meant M Ward! M Wards a little botch

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:06 PM

Dave Grohl is going to kick ASS!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:09 PM

Wrong, it's Phil Collins

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:24 PM

Suck it up Ward and play for the fans

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 8:52 PM

I knew this wouldn't end up happening.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 9:38 PM

8:03, do you realize the extent of which Sharon owns Sabbath? "Ozzy" owns 50% of Black Sabbath. Since he is a walking fuckin' mummy and has nothing to do with the business end of things, this essentially means Sharon owns half of Sabbath. If you dont think Sharon has anything to do with this, youre sorely msitaken.

8:52, how about instead of expecting a paycheck tomorrow or whenever it is you receive one from your job, you just work the next couple of weeks for free? Suck it up and do your job. Why should you expect compensation?..... You realize how dumb that sounds now?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 9:44 PM

Bill Ward's overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:18 PM

Sharon has nothing to do with this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:20 PM

Dave Grohl is a more suitable choice, considering how old and irrelevant Bill Ward is to the band now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:22 PM

i want to bone ozzy

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:23 PM

As long as the original members are alive, this is NOT Sabbath with only 3/4 of the band! Fuck this bullshit and behind-the-scenes politics!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:29 PM

It will be Meg White.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:28 PM

A statement that no statement will be issued. Awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:28 AM

There are two sides to every story, really!

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

thank you BV for keeping us up to date on this non-issue.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:25 AM

It's jason bonham. Think about it. Makes perfect sense. You'll see I'm right in a few weeks/month when they announce.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:29 AM

I can only say, "fuck you sharon".

Posted by Lbs Blog | May 18, 2012 6:05 AM

As rad as it would be for bill to be playing drums and I agree it sucks he aint, the name of sabbath was shit on years ago, anyone remember the tony martin, glen hughes and ian gillan incarnations of sabbath?, god awful!

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

Ian Gillian was great i love born again...

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 8:17 AM

8:24 - the funny thing is that Phil Collins would actually do an amazing job. go listen to early Genesis.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 9:34 AM

Did ward write all the lyrics or was it the bass player? Why the fuck does ozzy need a 50% share anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:00 AM

I am just so turned off by all of this drama that I'll be playing my BOC 8-tracks when driving in my Nova from now on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:17 AM

Bill Wards a joke now

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:34 AM

The fact that Bill Ward won't explain exactly what his problem is, and the stories that have been circulating about his pay decrease are so far fetched, they should hire Dave Grohl and piss on Bill Ward and his stupid drama announcements.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:37 AM

^ Agreed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:38 AM

Bill Wards a pussy! This has nothing to do with Sharon or money. He's a vegan and wanted only vegan food backstage in the band contract. This is fag drama.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:41 AM

I can only say, "Dio Sucked"

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:44 AM

Why does anyone care about Bill Ward? Everyone knows Mob Rules was the best Sabbath album. He wasn't on Mob Rules.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:50 AM

The name of Black Sabbath went to shit after Never Say Die. Yup

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:51 AM

fuck sharon osbourne, that stupid cunt

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:04 AM

"It's jason bonham. Think about it. Makes perfect sense. You'll see I'm right in a few weeks/month when they announce."


Or maybe this weekend, Mr. Clueless Moron, when they play in Birmingham.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:09 AM

Bill Wards a pussy!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:18 AM

I heard Bill Ward demands more money than the rest of the band because he feels he is a better musician than the rest. What a greedy douche.

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

You all sound retarded. It's Vinny Appice and they will be great without Ward.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:20 AM

Bill Ward has a net worth of $120 million dollars. Sounds like he's being greedy and annoying. I'm all for Appice!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:26 AM

11:18 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:38 AM

It is most certainly not Vinny Appice

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:47 AM

Mike Portnoy!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:51 AM

It is most certainly not about Sharon or equal share of the profits.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:53 AM

Skrillex with a drum machine

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:06 PM

interesting statement.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 7:06 PM

sabbath went to shit when they released technical ectasy - that album sucked. ozzy was great in the early to mid 70s. his voice now sounds like he is pinching his nose when singing. i think replacing ozzy for glen danzig would revive the original sabbath sound.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 5:58 AM

Who cares... first...appice was better than ward..
dio was much better than ozzy.

Bring gwar up on stage during one of their shows so they can slay these old dudes...

The oz's great (or should i say "okay" days) are well behind him.

Sabbath may have helped the metal scene getting started. Were they the best at it? No way.

As far as drumming replacements?????
I would think lars would be a good choice
Reason? This drama sucks, so the vibe if the tour will suck. It only stands to reason, you would want to put the suckiest drummer music up there to keep the vibe going

Posted by julioi | August 22, 2013 8:36 AM

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