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Bill Ward
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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Iron Maiden vs Black Sabbath
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Iron Maiden vs. Black Sabbath – Classic Cage Match

Iron Maiden have snapped Judas Priest's two-match Classic Cage Match win streak as the fans have voted 'Phantom of the Opera' the victor in he latest Classic Cage Match. The 1980 classic from the band's self-titled debut disc is filled with plenty of riffing and a frenetic drumbeat that's perfect to bang your head to. But does Maiden's 'Phantom of the Opera' have what it takes to continue their Classic Cage Match run?

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Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Always Think Cancer Means Death’

For over two years, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has battled cancer. Through songwriting, massive touring and all the work that comes with releasing a new album, Iommi has risen to the occasion, giving all he has to millions of Sabbath fans worldwide. Despite Iommi's incredible efforts, Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted that he initially thought Iommi was handed a death sentence by doctors.

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Win a Black Sabbath ‘The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978′ Box Set!

Black Sabbath have enjoyed a long and storied career, and it could be argued that their finest work came during the band's initial tenure with Ozzy Osbourne. The group recorded eight groundbreaking albums, and each is now included in 'The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978' box set. Loudwire is teaming up with Rhino Records and the band to provide you a chance to win one of the box sets.

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Metallica Slayer
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See the First Tweets From Metallica, Slayer, Slash, Black Sabbath, David Draiman + More!

Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.

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Black Sabbath vs Lamb of God
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Black Sabbath vs. Lamb of God – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 2

Welcome to the second round of the March Metal Madness 2014 Devil Horn Region. We're one step closer to determining the best metal album of the 21st century, as determined by your votes.

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Black Sabbath Box Set
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Black Sabbath to Compile Early Studio Albums in New Box Set

More than 40 years after they helped spawn the heavy metal genre, Black Sabbath are still going strong. You can revisit the band's early days with the box set ‘Black Sabbath: The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978,′ set for an April 15 release.

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Black Sabbath vs High on Fire
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Black Sabbath vs. High on Fire – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Raise those devil horns as we've got quite the matchup to kick off the Devil Horn Region. It's one of metal's pioneering acts pitted against a band who's done quite well in carrying the torch to a new generation. Which of these acts deserves to move on in the battle to find the best metal album of the 21st Century? That's up to you.

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10 Best Black Sabbath Songs

Black Sabbath’s historical standing as the definitive heavy metal band is pretty much beyond dispute, but try finding any kind of consensus about the band’s best album, best song, even best singer, and you'll get a myriad of answers. We know you'll continue to rant and rave long after

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Bill Ward
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Bill Ward Details Recent Health Setbacks, Current Recovery and Future Projects

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has struggled with a few health issues lately, but the man is healing up and will soon sit behind the kit once again. In a new update from Ward himself, the drummer writes about shoulder surgery, contracting perforated diverticulitis, rehab and when exactly he plans on being back.

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