So, I finally got around to listening to the new Black Sabbath album the other day. And to be honest, I was so underwhelmed by the drums, it was staggering.
I guess going into it — after all that Ozzy Osbourne said about Bill Ward not being able to keep up anymore — I was expecting to hear some of the craziest drumming ever recorded.
But I was fucking bored. I find it hard to believe Bill Ward couldn’t have done what Brad Wilk did on that disc.
Now Ozzy, after saying the door’s always open to Bill and that he loves the dude, is back to bashing Ward.
In a new interview, Ozzy contends Bill was so out of shape, there was no way he could have played on the disc.
“I don’t think he could have done the gig, to be honest,” says Ozzy. “He’s incredibly overweight. A drummer has to be in shape. He’s already had two heart attacks. I don’t want to be responsible for his life.”
Jesus. Ozzy, you can be a real dick sometimes.
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