Drummer BILL WARD - "If There Is Some Longevity With BLACK SABBATH, Then I’d Like To Be Part Of It"
October 2, 2012, 5 years ago
According to Gigwise, former BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has reiterated his desire to play with the reformed metal band admitting “If there is some longevity with Black Sabbath, then I’d like to be part of it.”
As part of the Black Sabbath And The Birth Of Heavy Metal six-part series presented by Vice, Bill Ward speaks to presenter Jesse Hughes about all things Sabbath.
Bill Ward told EAGLES OF DEATH METAL's Jesse Hughes, who is presenting the show; "I wanna play hard rock music. I wanna play loud drums. I love playing with Terry. I love playing with Oz. And I love playing with Tony. When Tony opens up with huge chords man, I still get the same shiver up my back than I did when we were eighteen year old kids.”
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In February, Ward said in an extensive statement: "At this time, I would love nothing more than to be able to proceed with the Black Sabbath album and tour. However, I am unable to continue unless a 'singable' contract is drawn up; a contract that reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band."
The reunited Black Sabbath - guitarist Tony Iommi, singer Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler - have written 15 songs with Rick Rubin (METALLICA, SLAYER) at the production helm. In an interview with NME in June Ozzy remarked: "Next year - 2013 - is a good clue of what we'll call the album."