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Bill Ward Recalls Wrecking His Car While Listening to Beatles Classic

Bill Ward
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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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Black Sabbath, Green Day, 30 Seconds to Mars + More Nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

In the United Stated, MTV has the annual VMAs. In Europe, the music channel has the EMAs, and this year's nominations have just been announced. Among the contenders are Black Sabbath, Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age and Linkin Park.

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Black Sabbath to Release Live Concert DVD ‘Gathered in Their Masses’

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Black Sabbath have just announced the release of the upcoming DVD 'Gathered in Their Masses.' The new DVD will feature professionally shot live footage from the legendary heavy metal act's April 29 and May 1, 2013 shows held in Melbourne, Australia. 

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Receives Cancer Treatment After North American Tour

Tony Iommi
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Black Sabbath just finished up their massively anticipated North American tour on Sept. 3 with a performance at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in California. The string of dates kept Sabbath on the road for about a month-and-a-half, which guitarist Tony Iommi recently described as longer than he would have liked, but still amazing. In fact, Iommi shared that he has already been back to the hospital for another chemotherapy infusion.

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

Carl Palmer
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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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Tony Iommi on Challenges of Touring With Black Sabbath While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Tony Iommi
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

This year marked the triumphant return of Black Sabbath and their disc ’13.’ Many Sabbath fans probably thought the day would never come when the band would not only release a disc of new material but also tour in support of it, and with good reason.

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Dream Theater vs. Black Sabbath – Cage Match

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Roadrunner / Vertigo

Dream Theater's run in our Cage Match has been a magnificent production. The band just ousted Korn in their latest matchup and are now just one win away from entering the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame with their fifth and final victory! In order to do so, they'll have to beat a legendary metal act.

Black Sabbath are back with their critically acclaimed album '13,

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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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Geezer Butler Says Black Sabbath’s Current Trek ‘Will Probably Be the Last Tour’

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath have been on a massive high this year, releasing the comeback album '13,' which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts, while embarking on an insanely anticipated North American tour. Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has performed phenomenally throughout the entire tour, but in a new interview, Butler reveals that the tour will likely be his last.

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