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Bill Ward Issues Second Response To Black Sabbath

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Exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has launched the latest internet salvo back at Black Sabbath. In a post on Facebook, Ward stated:

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.

Stay safe, stay strong.

–Bill Ward

Rumors swirled about the involvement of Sharon Osbourne in "firing" Ward, an allegation that was "dismissed" by Ms. Osbourne, as you can see in the video below.

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6 Comments on "Bill Ward Issues Response To Black Sabbath"

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Blindgreed1's avatar

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

That's class... Well done Billy boy! \m/\m/

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2. CROMCarl writes:

Get it...."firing" and "dismissed" hehehehehehe

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3. Netromancer writes:

Gotta say, Bill has always been a class act. Love the man. Love his work. Hope it works out that these 4 will once again do great things.

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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

LOL @ CROMCarl.

Props to Ward for staying on the high road. I wish the other three members would grab their well descended testacles, man up, and make some honest and heartfelt statements about the situation.

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5. sogl writes:

Glad I missed this soap opera

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6. LOU SELVEY writes:

Unbelieveable.

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