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."
With all the controversy surrounding Bill Ward and his current exit from Black Sabbath's lineup, the drummer has penned an open letter to fans explaining that he has not declined to participate in the reunion, as has been widely reported. He goes onto say that he's 'hopeful' that a solution can be reached and that he can rejoin the band.
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.
We reported yesterday (Feb. 2) that original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward posted a statement threatening to withdraw from the band's reunion plans due to a what he deemed a series of "unsignable" contracts. Now, the rest of the band has announced that they will proceed with their reunion plans with or without Ward in the lineup.
Today, the upcoming Black Sabbath reunion has once again been jeopardized. After being presented with one too many unsuitable contracts, original Sabbath drummer Bill Ward posted a detailed statement on his personal website that he may drop out of the reunion.
More unfortunate news coming from the Black Sabbath camp regarding their 2012 reunion. Drummer Bill Ward has released an official statement, threatening to nix the Black Sabbath reunion due to his belief that he isn't being financially compensated fairly for his presence and abilities.
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