Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fans Start Grassroots Effort On Facebook In Support Of Founding Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward

Rumors were swirling around the Internet today suggesting that Black Sabbath have replaced original drummer Bill Ward with Tommy Clufetos from the Ozzy Osbourne band. These rumors have not been confirmed by the band or management. However fans are rallying around Ward and have launched a new Facebook page dubbed 1,000,000 Black Sabbath Fans Say Yes To Bill Ward. https://www.facebook.com/pages/1000000-Black-Sabbath-fans-say-yes-to-Bill-Ward/387229524625706

Black Sabbath recently moved writing sessions for their long-awaited reunion album from Los Angeles to Birmingham, England due to guitarist Tony Iommi's treatment for lymphoma. Drummer Bill Ward is currently in a public battle with his old mates "unless a “signable contract is drawn up" he stated recently and has refused to join the rest of the band.

The remaining trio (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler) responded by saying that "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."

Black Sabbath (with Ward) "Children Of The Grave" live at the California Jam 1974

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bill was the Original, and yet the BS boys should cut him a piece of the pie as to concert proceeds. Not sure what he's asking for, but if he really needs the cash, why mnot make him whole on this tour. Ozzy already has enough moeny to sink a ship, Sharon saw to that, so why not take care of Bill, and the others with a reunion tour? Hopefully cooler minds will prevail and we'll get to see the show i saw back in 1977 in StLouis!

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