I’m paraphrasing, but, that’s the gist of it.
This is just fucked up. Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler — the members of Black Sabbath who are not drummer Bill Ward — claim they will continue recording their new album without Ward, who announced yesterday he will not be able to participate in the recording of the reunited band’s new album or perform with them on tour.
Why’s that? Ward claims his participation had to be put on hold until he was presented with what he described as a “fair agreement” and a “signable contract” that financially reflected his contributions to Sabbath’s history as well as his standing as a founding member of Sabbath.
You know what, this is truly shitty. Is there no loyalty? Does everything come down to fucking money, man? Bill has legitimate concerns, and instead of address them as a group, the rest of Black Sabbath are making the unholy decision to carry on without him? That’s wrong.
This is wrong. This reunion is a fucking farce, man. It’s done. Luster has officially been lost.
“We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans… We have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open,” the band’s statement says. “We are still in the U.K. with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll… See you at Download!!!”
Boycott the Sabbath reunion until Bill Ward is happy!
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