Black Sabbath issued a non-response late on Thursday night to Bill Ward’s statement from the other day. It reads:
We have decided not to make any detailed comment on Bill’s latest statement. There are two sides to every story. We have been working hard at rehearsals making excellent progress after Tony’s treatments and we have engaged a substitute drummer for the forthcoming shows. See you at Download.
So basically, they’ve decided not to say anything. However, the use of the phrase “There are two sides to every story” implies there’s more to this than we are aware.
Full disclosure: I work for both Bill Ward & Geezer Butler doing their sites, and neither of them is talking to me about this. I’m as much in the dark as you are reading this.
I even directly asked them who the drummer is, and got no response. My money’s on Clufetos, although I personally would like to see Bev Bevan do it, given he’s a friend of theirs, and is also from Birmingham.