Drummer Bill Ward, who is currently sitting out Black Sabbath's reunion over a contractual conflict, recently spent some of his downtime undergoing surgery. Ward required surgery after suffering a perforated diverticulitis that needed to be addressed.
After an incredibly drawn out and heartbreaking process, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has announced to his fans that he will officially not be participating in the Sabbath reunion shows. The legendary drummer wrote a detailed explanation regarding his decision, adding, “I am sincerely passionate in my desire to play with the band, and I’m very, very sorry that it’s fallen to this.”
Black Sabbath are widely known as the godfathers of heavy metal. From the moment guitarist Tony Iommi began to play the diminished fifth in the legendary cut ‘Black Sabbath,’ rock music broke off into a new direction that has continued to evolve ever since. To celebrate metal titans Black Sabbath, a new compilation album, ‘Iron Man: The Best of Black Sabbath’ will be released in June.
Rumors of Black Sabbath replacing drummer Bill Ward are swirling amid his current contract dispute, but the band has not confirmed this at all. Now, Ward’s son Aron has addressed the backlash and negativity that currently surrounds his father.
Legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath have placed a cryptic mystery message on their official website. Posted on the official Black Sabbath website, the simple message showcases the classic purple Black Sabbath logo with “11-11-11″ beneath it. The message has created a unique buzz throughout the metal community – anxiously awaiting for next week’s Sabbath announcement.