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Bill Ward Updates Black Sabbath Reunion Status

Recently, Bill Ward announced that he would not be participating in the Black Sabbath reunion due to an "unsignable" contract being presented in negotiations. After finding out he was replaced by Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, he has broken his silence. On his Facebook page, Bill has updated the present state of affairs regarding the impending Black Sabbath reunion in this excerpt:

Hello my fans. I am humbled by the outpouring of support you've shown me. On this third round of negotiations my lawyers have sent to Ozzy's attorneys, here is how the reunion stands. Keep in mind I have nothing but respect for my former bandmates, so I wish to not speak in derogatory terms of them.

However, the contract is still unsignable and I am breaking my silence to divulge the reasons why. It's unsignable because Sharon Osbourne only wanted to give Geezer and I five percent each, along with 10 percent for Tony. Mind you, I am not on the dole and I don't need a few quid that badly. I have my honor and as an original member of Black Sabbath I deserve to be shown respect.

Might I add that Sharon also included some mighty rich stipulations to that contract as well. She never forgave me for leaving Ozzfest in 1997 and departing the next year due to health reasons. Bloody nonsense! She made sure that on any of the tour riders I would not get a vegan platter, plus she wanted me to walk Ozzy's twelve dogs before each show.

To top it off, Sharon wanted us to do a version of "Changes" on the setlist that featured Kelly Osbourne dueting with Ozzy. I'm sorry mate, but that's where I draw the line. It was also in the contract that I would have to feature all these new commercial bands that Sharon manages on my monthly radio show on WPMD. What a load of horse bollocks. I can't handle that woman since she threw eggs at our mates in Iron Maiden years back, which upset me enough to leave that tour.

The most unacceptable thing, in my opinion, was how Sharon's management team insisted that the new album we would put out should contain commercial sounding metal that would make it easier for us to get airplay. The boys and I were thinking of calling the new album "Doomination," but she thought the title was too limiting. So, at this point, the contract is still unsignable. Mind you, I am ready at any moment to board a plane from California to Birmingham if a proper contract with no degrading stipulations exists, one in which I'd also get a proper twenty-five percent.

Bill also went on to say that it would be better if Black Sabbath reunited on 12/12/12, so that they could turn it up to twelve and watch the apocalypse unfold in nine days to some loud doom metal.

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1. duncan hills writes:

bahaha walking ozzy's 12 dogs

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2. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

April Fools.

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Baz5150 writes:

I'd expect nothing less from a b**** like Sharon Osbourne

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. mtdoom writes:

Yeah, obviously Sharon thinks Ozzy is clearly the one with most talent and fame, so he gets 20 percent and she gets the rest. what a greedy b****!

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. david.db.38 writes:

Is this fake? I've checked out Bill's facebook page and I didn't find this. Hope it's not fake because it's kinda strong statement

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Netromancer writes:

Bill Ward = Class Act.
Thank God there are still musicians out there that value integrity and professionalism over commercialism. All these years later their music still speaks for itself and not a bag of tortilla chips.
Sabbath has never needed the media attention that Ozzy seems to crave these days, or should I say Sharon pimps him out to. Maybe Sharon can respond to this on The View with all the other media whores.
Maybe I speak for myself here, but they can also stop trying to stuff their little b**** daughter down our throats anytime now.

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 2:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. R10 writes:

Good one ST. Bill should take his 5 percent and stfu! Sharons pretty business savy; lowball an origional member,get Jordison to pound the skins for 2.5 percent,plus endless supplies of meth in his rider. Sharons an astute businesswomen,no doubt!

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Houlihan writes:

There's nothing on his Facebook page about this. Hoax?

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. nash writes:

every story on this site that was written today is fake, i'm 99% sure of that.

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

bill ward is a classy gentleman and sharon osbourne is a c***....if she f***s up the sabbath reunion she'll have to deal with legions of enraged metalheads

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

the scary thing is that this bit of satire is not too far fetched by any means...

I remember when that haggard dribbling cvnt sent her fat slut daughter's tweeny bop squad in to throw eggs at Maiden...the Bruce got pretty fired up and spit "the next time you see anyone raise their arm to throw something at this band, make sure when it comes back down its in two fvcking pieces for me will ya?"

The poor piglets got scared and oinked loudly in fright as they hurredly waddled off to hide in Sharon's cavernous drooling snatch like a litter of marsupial swine.

I would rejoice them two Osbournes being exterminated...hell, I'd smoke a goddamned cigar :)

NP---Suicide Solution Live with Randy Rhoads

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. myles writes:

sharon is a b**** bill deserves 25 %

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 12:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Oscar Zulu writes:

Yeah, ya got me. Not funny in light of recent events.

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 12:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. christopher bradley writes:

good job f*** that stupid b****!!

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 6:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. cole! writes:

ITS A FAKE!! April fools! not funny though.

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. spiral_architect writes:

THIS IS NOT FUNNY.

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. rutz writes:

i love black sabbath. but i encourage every metal fan out there not to support the "new" black sabbath record or any shows and that goes for anything with ozzys name on it. this is madness.

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. rutz writes:

even if this is a joke. no ward. no sabbath

# Apr 2, 2012 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Monty writes:

Sad ---Maby last chance. Lost to greed.

# Apr 11, 2012 @ 3:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. R. Thibeault writes:

I started listening to Black Sabbath when I was 7 years old. It's why many of us picked up a guitar or drummed a beat. While there have been some great bands before and after NO BODY compares to the orriginal band. My sons listen to it now and the thought of anyone messing with the potential for all of the band to come together and create magic again, well, that's is f@#ked!
I will not attend a concert or buy anything that does not contain the orriginal band. I think all of the members should stand behind Bill as they are equal parts of the band that we love. That includes Ozzy grow some balls and make this happen. You're not worth more that your mates and you certainly have enough don't you think?!
It has been a dream of mine to see them and it's not too late. Best to you Bill.

RT

# Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. b12 writes:

i wish these shmucks would just get it together...i mean seriously at the end of the day, its just music. i understand what they "started" but c'mon. get overselves and just do the f***in thing

np - seether - fine again

# Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Overlord writes:

LOL there are still people who think it's legit.

This is going to ruin lives.

# Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. b12 writes:

LOL i know its not legit..but it sorta is. is it not?

# Apr 27, 2012 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Did anyone not notice that it says *just for fun* above the headline?

# Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ZMA writes:

This thread really needs to die already I'm tired of seeing this April fools sh!t. IT'S FAKE!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Michael Barrymore writes:

It should have been obvious to anyone reading this that it was fake just from the way the "statement" was worded. I've never heard an Englishman say "horse bollocks" and contrary to popular belief, we don't say "mate" and "bloody" at any given opportuniuty. "I am not on the dole and I don't need a few quid that badly" reeks of someone knowing a few words of common English slang and thinking they know how to use it. It would have worked well without the statement, but that ruined any and all credibility, especially the 2012 part at the end.

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