By Philip Cosores
2015 is supposed to be the final year of Black Sabbath, though their farewell concert booked for Ozzfest Japan has since been canceled. Still, this means that 2015 is also the last chance for the band’s original drummer Bill Ward to express his disapproval at being excluded from the active Black Sabbath reunion since 2012.
In a Facebook post, Ward makes his first public statements about the group since getting the boot in 2012, ostensibly in part to promote his new Bill Ward Band record, but also to confirm what was already expected, that he wouldn’t be participating in the final Sabbath album or shows.
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Mostly, Ward goes after lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, wishing he would retract his prior comments about him and the impressions that he has made about the drummer. As Ultimate Classic Rock points out, among these are the allegations that Ward couldn’t remember his drum parts, and that he was too out of shape to handle the 2013 tour.