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Bill Ward: “I’d been offered no more than three songs to play”

By on May 16, 2012

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward made a statement confirming that “a final effort to participate in the upcoming Sabbath shows a failure to agree has continued.”

Writing on his website, the drummer said.

“At this time I have to inform you that I won’t be playing with Black Sabbath at the Birmingham gig dated May 19th, 2012, nor will I be playing at Download on June 10th, 2012. Further, I will not be playing at Lollapalooza on August 3, 2012.

It is with a very sad heart that I bring you this news. I am sincerely passionate in my desire to play with the band, and I’m very, very sorry that it’s fallen to this. This statement is even more painstaking to write, as I was particularly excited to play alongside Tony Iommi after the recent treatments he underwent. I wanted that to become a reality.

He goes on to say:

“Earlier in April 2012, I’d been asked to participate “minimally” in the Download festival. I believe I’d been offered no more than three songs to play while another drummer presumably played the rest of the show with Black Sabbath. I was not willing to participate in that offer. I was not prepared to watch another drummer play a Sabbath set, while I was to play only three songs.”

You can read the whole statment here.

Black Sabbath play Birmingham o2 Academy this Saturday and Download festival on June 10.

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