Also, Ozzy’s bassist weighs in on the recent Ozzy-related developments.
While Black Sabbath is in "ongoing discussions" about a farewell tour, Bill Ward, its original drummer, hasn't been in on the talk. On Wednesday (April 15), he posted a lengthy message on his Facebook page to explain why.
In what he calls his first public statement about Sabbath since February 2012, he calls for an apology from Ozzy Osbourne in order to move forward with the band:
"I have neither severed nor discontinued my relationship with Black Sabbath, however, since 2012, the often inaccurate statements about me as a person and as a musician have caused me to be guarded and be especially detached emotionally and spiritually from Ozzy… And now, with the imminent release of a new Bill Ward Band album, and the flurry of rumors about new Sabbath projects, I feel it appropriate to speak in a truthful and an un-cynical way."