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

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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Ozzy Osbourne on Bill Ward: ‘He’s Incredibly Overweight. A Drummer Has to Be in Shape’

Black Sabbath are finally able to enjoy the fruits of their reunion. Well over a year-and-a-half after Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward first announced a new album and world tour, Sabbath have now accomplished both, but without Ward. There has been much discussion over Ward's departure, but in a new interview with Ozzy Osbourne, the singer questioned Ward's ability to perform a two-hour show each night; labeling the drummer as overweight and pointing out Ward's two past heart attacks.

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Bill Ward: ‘I’m the Drummer in Black Sabbath’

It was truly unfortunate when original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward announced his departure from the iconic heavy metal band's reunion. Although Ward was not a part of Black Sabbath's '13' album or any of the act's touring since the founding lineup reunited in late 2011, Ward still calls himself "the drummer in Black Sabbath."

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Former Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward to Debut Fine Art Creations

Former  drummer Bill Ward is a legendary musician, but fans might not know he's also an artist. 'Absence of Corners,' his first foray into the fine art world, will be released Aug. 1 at billwarddrumart.com.

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Ozzy Osbourne Hopes Bill Ward Will Return to Black Sabbath If They Record Another Album

The success Black Sabbath are currently experiencing after the release of '13' is pretty spectacular -- so spectacular in fact that fans worldwide are already begging for a follow-up album. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne is excited about the band's future, even stating in a new interview that he hopes original drummer Bill Ward will return to the band if the time comes to create Black Sabbath's 20th studio album.

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Tony Iommi Explains Why Black Sabbath Ended Negotiations With Bill Ward

Black Sabbath are getting ready for their new '13' album, a disc that is noticeably missing original drummer Bill Ward. The drummer held out of the band's reunion, citing a contract dispute, and while there was hope that something could be worked out, ultimately guitarist Tony Iommi says the band had to move on.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Fallout with Bill Ward: ‘He Couldn’t Remember What the F— We Were Doing’

Last year, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took his exit from the band's reunion plans. Ward had cited an "unsatisfactory contract" as the reason for his departure, but in a new interview, Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne says Ward was unable to meet the physical and mental demands that come with performing a full set behind the kit.

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Bill Ward Hopes for Return to Black Sabbath

The year of 2012 was supposed to find a reunited Black Sabbath playing festivals all over the world. But due to guitarist Tony Iommi's battle with cancer and drummer Bill Ward's absence because of a contract dispute, they only played three shows, all minus the band's original stickman.

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Ozzy Osbourne Says Black Sabbath Contract Disagreement With Bill Ward Never Got Heated

Bill Ward is not part of the Black Sabbath reunion, but Ozzy Osbourne reiterated that there's still a chance things could work out because the relationship during the disagreement never turned bitter.

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Former Black Sabbath Vocalist Tony Martin Shares His Views on Bill Ward Debacle

With Black Sabbath recently parting ways with original drummer Bill Ward, former Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin has just weighed in on the issue.

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