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.
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.
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,
Black Sabbath 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.
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.
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.
When the original lineup of Black Sabbath reunited, no one was quite sure how long it would last. But now with their new disc ‘13’ under their belts and a world tour underway, it seems like the return of Black Sabbath could have some staying power, providing everyone remains healthy.
The resurgence of Black Sabbath and their iconic music is the driving force behind a new Halloween attraction. Universal Studios in Hollywood is capitalizing on the legendary band’s mojo with a new 3D Halloween maze, inspired by their music and the themes behind it.
Black Sabbath's North American tour is finally in full swing, and we couldn't be happier. 21 months after Sabbath announced the reunion of their original lineup, new album and tour, the heavy metal blueprinters dropped by New Jersey to perform in front of a massive crowd.
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