Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has released another statement regarding the band hopeful reunion of the classic line up. It would appear that they have not yet offered Bill the “signable” contract he is looking for and have chosen to record without him.
While my normal reaction to all of this would be to tell Sharon to keep her nose out of Sabbath’s business I guess she has stated that she has nothing to do with Black Sabbath’s managment and commented ”I am not in any position to hire or fire anyone in Black Sabbath. I don’t manage the band, I manage my husband” so you just have to wonder why these guys cant reach an agreement. Its a shame that with everything going on with Tony Iommi that these guys cant work it out.
For Bill Ward’s statement click here.
“Dear SABBATH fans, I wanted to let you know where things are at, from my point of view, as of today, February 17, 2012.
“As my statement of February 2, 2012 indicated, I have not declined to participate in the SABBATH album and tour. At the earliest opportunity, I am prepared to go to the U.K. and record, and later tour with the band.
“Last week, we sent further communication to the attorney handling the negotiations to try to reach an agreement. At this time we are waiting to hear back. I remain hopeful for a ‘signable’ contract and a positive outcome.
“I want to thank everyone who has voiced and posted their opinions, thoughts, support and love through all media, including the newly constructed sites. I applaud your worldwide reaction in support of the original band. And speaking for myself, your intent and truth will always be respected.
“While believing in your freedom for expression, keep in mind that Tony, Ozzy and Geezer are still my lifetime friends, and I cannot support comments with an objectifying or derogatory theme toward them or their various representatives.
“Many thanks to all of you. You are truly phenomenal.”