Black Sabbath drummer issues statement
2012-05-16 by Voivod STAFF | 43 Comments

Bill Ward, drummer for the original Black Sabbath lineup, has issued a statement about the disgraceful offers submitted to him from the band's management with reference to three summer 2012 shows at Birmingham, the Download festival and Lollapalooza.

Bill Ward was asked either to play the drums for three songs and only at the Download festival date or alternatively to play for free for the whole Birmingham show. With regard to the second offer no guarantee was given to him that he would participate in the following two concerts as well.

With reference to the first offer, Ward stated that it would be either all or nothing for him, as he could not stand watching his material being played by another drummer. As for the second offer, he said that it was really difficult for him to say no about doing the Birmingham show, because both he and the band grew up in that city.

With respect to the remaining members of the classic Black Sabbath lineup, Ward stated that he is in peace with them, as they are not the enemy in this situation. He also said that this is a lose-lose deal, as the fans won't get to see the classic lineup and the band's classic lineup reunion won't be completed.




Source:
http://www.billward.com/2012/05/statement-on-upcoming-black-sabbath-shows/

http://www.rocking.gr/news/Episimi_anakoinwsi_tou_Bill_Ward_gia_tis_sunaulies _twn_Black_Sabbath/12855/

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MO
May 16th 2012

18450 Comments


Such bullshit, looks like they wouldn't getting my 100 or so bucks!

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johnnyblaze
May 16th 2012

2601 Comments


this is pathetic. wtf is wrong with their management. what's so hard about paying the man to play all three shows?

SpiritCrusher2
May 16th 2012

2938 Comments


yeah I don't get it

TheNotrap
May 16th 2012

8029 Comments


Rock business sucks.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2012

5991 Comments


Managers...

Go figure...

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Cheesesandwich2
May 16th 2012

85 Comments


What's with all of these weak-ass deals? Just pay the man!

Thor
May 16th 2012

10183 Comments


He is the drummer for the best heavy metal band of all time.

You fucking pay the drummer for the best heavy metal band of all time.

MO
May 16th 2012

18450 Comments


it probably has something to do with Ozzy and Iommi get a majority of the royalties, then geezer, and management probably wants something substantial leaving Ward with fuck all

KjSwantko
May 16th 2012

9262 Comments


Down with Capitalism!!!!

AsoTamaki
May 16th 2012

2525 Comments


Can't believe this is still going on. You'd think with all the negative publicity stemming from this, they'd have just given in and given the man a fair deal. Ridiculous.

Tijnmans
May 16th 2012

354 Comments


Fucking bullshit!

Gwynbleiddsfang
May 16th 2012

363 Comments


Seriously?
That's ridiculous.

ManintheBox
May 16th 2012

867 Comments


Yep total bullshit, won't be the same without bill dude is/was one of the best. DEM FILLS YUM!

RunOfTheMill
May 16th 2012

1433 Comments


God I hate management

Killerhit
May 16th 2012

5249 Comments


So







wait what

Regulator
May 16th 2012

602 Comments


wow at first i thought maybe Ward was wanting some insane amount of money, but those offers are a slap in the face.

Let's all agree that the true reunion of this band will never actually happen, and it will be some bullshit Ozzy-related reason it doesn't.

Killerhit
May 16th 2012

5249 Comments


This is bullshit

whatever this is. Just sounds like a waste. of my time.

eleventhsun
May 16th 2012

1475 Comments


You can thank that vile piece of shit Sharon.

Too bad Ozzy didn't finish the job when he first tried. I absolutely despise that twat. Sharon Osbourne is an evil, horrid creature

RodTFD
May 16th 2012

102 Comments


Bill's got a case of stickittothemanneosis.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2012

5991 Comments


Sharon Osbourne is an evil, horrid creature

How can you say such things for Sharon?

She is such an adorable person. Really.


































Kiddin of course


KILL
May 16th 2012

71203 Comments


fuk

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Dimor
May 16th 2012

1755 Comments


fuck this shit man

Imperial
May 16th 2012

1724 Comments


Sharon Osbourne is a cunt. She ruined Boneyard on Sirius XM.

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TBliss2
May 16th 2012

504 Comments


Sucks.

paxman
May 16th 2012

4084 Comments


Getting raped

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2012

49976 Comments


fuck em

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thumbcrusher
May 16th 2012

3590 Comments


this hardly sounds like a musical band.

just a load of execs doing lawyer wank. he just wants to play with his old bandmates.

Parallels
May 16th 2012

6641 Comments


This pisses me off

rockandmetaljunkie
May 16th 2012

3302 Comments


They ruin their legacy with these decisions.
Fucking money.......

tarkus
May 16th 2012

5560 Comments


just tell me what the fuck is going on with lolla

giraffesareepic88
May 16th 2012

74 Comments


Why cant they just pay him for all three shows and let him do the full set at every show? Fuck management. This is pathetic.

TrstN01
May 16th 2012

800 Comments


Why cant they just pay him for all three shows and let him do the full set at every show? Fuck management. This is pathetic. [2]

The7thVermicide
May 16th 2012

925 Comments


Managment licks dick in the dark corner of the street located in a bad neighborhood for quarters

Fluttertrank
May 16th 2012

17098 Comments


wow just fucking pay that legend to play.

Sevhead
May 16th 2012

569 Comments


jamming lulu m/

Mabbitt
May 16th 2012

1345 Comments


Why cant they just pay him for all three shows and let him do the full set at every show? Fuck management. This is pathetic. [3]

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CrazyFool84
May 17th 2012

1080 Comments


It's friggin' Bill Ward, you pay the man what he wants and that's that.

ShadowRemains
May 17th 2012

20482 Comments


bullfuckingshit

OnlyAnchors
May 17th 2012

867 Comments


Theyre stiffing Bill Fucking Ward, one of the best drummers ever. unbelievable.

rockandmetaljunkie
May 17th 2012

3302 Comments


Without Ward there is no Sabbath, end of the story.

giraffesareepic88
May 17th 2012

74 Comments


CAN YOU HELP ME, OCUPPY MY BRAAAAAAAAINNN

cloudnx
May 18th 2012

35 Comments


This is so insane. Why wouldn't you want an amazing drummer? He's not on drugs anymore. Hell, I'd pay him $1,000 to play for me and my band!

mercilessshred
May 19th 2012

34 Comments


How about Ozzy, Geezer, and Tony take one for the fucking team? Why would they stiff Bill like this?



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