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Drummer Bill Ward Reveals He ‘Can’t Listen’ To Black Sabbath’s ’13′ Album

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While the rest of of the world has embraced Black Sabbath's latest album, '13' with open arms, one person who can't bare to listen to the disc is the band's estranged drummer Bill Ward.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Sends Best Wishes to Bill Ward After Drummer’s Recent Surgery

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Although original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward may be estranged from the pioneering heavy metal band, Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi definitely still cares about his former bandmate. Yesterday, we reported that Ward had successfully undergone surgery for diverticulitis. In response to the news, Iommi wished Ward the best via the guitarist's official website.

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Legendary Drummer Bill Ward Undergoes Surgery

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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.

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Bill Ward Recalls Wrecking His Car While Listening to Beatles Classic

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Ever have one of those moments where everything syncs together perfectly? It turns out that original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward had one of those moments during a near-death experience.

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Bill Ward vs. Nicko McBrain – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

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A classic matchup starts out the quarterfinal round of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, with Black Sabbath legend Bill Ward taking on Iron Maiden mainstay Nicko McBrain.

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Bill Ward vs. Clive Burr – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

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In a battle of Black Sabbath drummers, the band's original skin basher Bill Ward defeated Vinny Appice in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Drummer competition. Ward now moves onto Round 2 to face an equally legendary drummer from another god-like metal act.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Drummer: Tony Iommi Wanted Me to Replace Bill Ward in Black Sabbath

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After original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward bailed out of the band's reunion in early 2012, the seminal heavy metal act were forced to find a new drummer for both the recording of '13' and the band's touring plans. Sabbath quickly locked down their replacements for Ward, but according to drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Asia), he was asked to join Black Sabbath.

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Bill Ward vs. Vinny Appice – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1

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Kevin Winter / Paul Kane, Getty Images

This one is an intriguing matchup. In one corner, we have Black Sabbath founding member Bill Ward. The human octopus provided the backbone for the pioneers of heavy metal. His playing ranges from min

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Drummer Bill Ward on New Art Project, Recent Support From Black Sabbath Fans + More

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 recently recorded and released their first album in decades, and are currently on tour. But the so-called “reunion” is missing one original member, drummer Bill Ward, who did not participate in the album or tour due to a contract dispute.

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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘Old Guy’ Bill Ward Didn’t Deserve ‘Equal Split’ of Black Sabbath’s Reunion Money

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Whenever original drummer Bill Ward is brought up during a Black Sabbath interview, an additional little chunk of information on Ward's departure from the band's reunion tends to surface. In this particular interview with Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, the vocalist revealed that he doesn't believe Bill Ward deserved an equal split of Black Sabbath's earnings.

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