As previously reported, legendary drummer Bill Ward announced that he will NOT be part of the upcoming BLACK SABBATH tour dates and that he will not be part of the recording sessions for the bands NEW album. Bill's decision came after being told by the SABBATH camp to “come to the UK, play for free and see how the first show goes.” Additionally, the band confirmed their hometown gig without confirming all the details with Bill? What pisses us off even more is that they were going to have Bill share the drum throne with another drummer!Related links:
Here is what the BLACK SABBATH camp had to say about Bill's decision:
"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