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.
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.
Legendary Runaways member and solo artist Lita Ford recently dropped by Loudwire's studio for an interview. We jumped into serious depths with the heavy metal queen, but before we share that with you, here's a side-splitting tale of how Ozzy Osbourne nearly ruined Easter dinner for Lita and her family.
Think you've heard every crazy Ozzy Osbourne story? Actually, that's a trick question -- no human being could live long enough to hear every insane Ozzy tale. This newest piece of Ozzy history was told to us by one Zakk Wylde, who stopped by the Loudwire studio recently for an exclusive video interview.
"I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' — it has no musical connotations,
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.
Black Sabbath are currently enjoying some of their career's greatest success. Along with gaining critical acclaim, the band's newest album, '13,' has debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. -- the first time Sabbath have achieved that distinction since 'Paranoid' was unleashed in 1970. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne may remember that achievement, but during a recent interview, Ozzy shared that he legitimately does not remember the 1990s.