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Bill Ward Is Still Waiting for ‘Signable’ Black Sabbath Contract and Apology From Ozzy Osbourne

If he had his way, exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says he'd be back behind the kit for the band when they record what's being billed as their last album and head out on their allegedly final tour.

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Bill Ward Says He Volunteered to Fire Ozzy Osbourne From Black Sabbath in 1979

When the members of Black Sabbath decided Ozzy Osbourne needed to go in 1979, drummer Bill Ward volunteered for the difficult task of telling him he was out of a job.

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Bill Ward Responds To Ozzy Osbourne With New Open Letter

The back and forth venom between founding Black Sabbath members Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne continues.

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Ozzy Osbourne Says Black Sabbath Will ‘Disband’ After Final Tour, Hopes Bill Ward Rejoins Band

According to vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, Sabbath will disband after one more album and touring cycle.

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Ozzy Osbourne Is Open to Black Sabbath Reunion With Bill Ward

As Black Sabbath start work on a new record, Ozzy Osbourne says he'd consider a reunion with the band's original drummer -- but only on one condition.

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Bill Ward Rips Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I’ve Lost a Friend, As Far As I’m Concerned’

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward talks about recent health struggles and his troubled relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Bill Ward Opens Up About His Black Sabbath Reunion No-Show

For original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, there's a simple explanation as to why he didn't record or tour with his bandmates. "I was offered a contract, and I couldn't sign it," he said in a recent interview. He refutes suggestions that he wasn't physically up to the task.

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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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Bill Ward Hopes for Return to Black Sabbath

The year of 2012 was supposed to find a reunited Black Sabbath playing festivals all over the world. But due to guitarist Tony Iommi's battle with cancer and drummer Bill Ward's absence because of a contract dispute, they only played three shows, all minus the band's original stickman.

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Ozzy Osbourne Says Black Sabbath Contract Disagreement With Bill Ward Never Got Heated

Bill Ward is not part of the Black Sabbath reunion, but Ozzy Osbourne reiterated that there’s still a chance things could work out because the relationship during the disagreement never turned bitter.

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Former Black Sabbath Vocalist Tony Martin Shares His Views on Bill Ward Debacle

With Black Sabbath recently parting ways with original drummer Bill Ward, former Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin has just weighed in on the issue.

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Black Sabbath Respond to Bill Ward’s ‘Final Effort’ Statement

Black Sabbath have released a brief statement in response to Bill Ward’s lengthy statement from earlier in the week. In his lengthy screed, the band’s original drummer declaring that his “final effort” to reach an agreement that would enable him to join the band’s upcoming reunion shows had failed.

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