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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler on Bill Ward: ‘We Desperately Wish That It Had Worked With Him’

Black Sabbath have had a monster year in 2013, but it almost didn't happen at all. On top of guitarist Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis, original drummer Bill Ward pulled out of the Sabbath reunion due to contractual issues. Although Black Sabbath have captured success with Brad Wilk in the studio and Tommy Clufetos on tour, both Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler have reiterated that they wished it had all worked out with Ward.

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Drummer Bill Ward Reveals He ‘Can’t Listen’ To Black Sabbath’s ’13’ Album

While the rest of of the world has embraced Black Sabbath's latest album, '13' with open arms, one person who can't bare to listen to the disc is the band's estranged drummer Bill Ward.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Sends Best Wishes to Bill Ward After Drummer’s Recent Surgery

Although original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward may be estranged from the pioneering heavy metal band, Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi definitely still cares about his former bandmate. Yesterday, we reported that Ward had successfully undergone surgery for diverticulitis. In response to the news, Iommi wished Ward the best via the guitarist's official website.

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Bill Ward Undergoes Surgery

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward recently underwent surgery on his colon. He is expected to make a full recovery.

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Bill Ward Credits A Beatles Song for Helping Him Get Sober

Listening to the Beatles' 'A Day in the Life' has proved a crucial musical experience for many rock fans, but former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward might have a story that trumps them all.

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Ozzy on Bill Ward’s Sabbath Exile: ‘He Looked Like an Old Guy’

Word to the wise: If Ozzy Osbourne tells an interviewer he isn't going to "slag you off" because you're "a very dear friend," you might want to cover your ears for whatever he says next.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Bill Ward: ‘He’s Incredibly Overweight. A Drummer Has to Be in Shape’

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.

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Bill Ward: ‘I’m the Drummer in Black Sabbath’

It was truly unfortunate when original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward announced his departure from the iconic heavy metal band's reunion. Although Ward was not a part of Black Sabbath's '13' album or any of the act's touring since the founding lineup reunited in late 2011, Ward still calls himself "the drummer in Black Sabbath."

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Former Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward to Debut Fine Art Creations

Former  drummer Bill Ward is a legendary musician, but fans might not know he's also an artist. 'Absence of Corners,' his first foray into the fine art world, will be released Aug. 1 at billwarddrumart.com.

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Ozzy Osbourne Hopes Bill Ward Will Return to Black Sabbath If They Record Another Album

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.

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Tony Iommi Explains Why Black Sabbath Ended Negotiations With Bill Ward

Black Sabbath are getting ready for their new '13' album, a disc that is noticeably missing original drummer Bill Ward. The drummer held out of the band's reunion, citing a contract dispute, and while there was hope that something could be worked out, ultimately guitarist Tony Iommi says the band had to move on.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Fallout with Bill Ward: ‘He Couldn’t Remember What the F— We Were Doing’

Last year, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took his exit from the band's reunion plans. Ward had cited an "unsatisfactory contract" as the reason for his departure, but in a new interview, Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne says Ward was unable to meet the physical and mental demands that come with performing a full set behind the kit.

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