Bill Ward & Black Sabbath Update

Bill has sent in the the 12th edition of his Audio Diary series. This long delayed newest edition (the first in 2006), totaling 29:35 in length is available right now. Here’s some of what Bill had to say in this edition – there’s a few small tidbits specifically about Black Sabbath.

  • Some friends of his who have died recently.
  • The upcoming US Hall of Fame induction for Black Sabbath. According to Bill, Black Sabbath will not be playing at the ceremony. Furthermore, Bill has no information on anything else happening with Black Sabbath in 2006, either.
  • Bill’s gonna be a daddy again (having a son), his fourth child.
  • Some Beyond Aston updates – he’s been making a real effort since January to get it completed. Also, you can still download (legally, for free) the song “The Dark Half Hour” from that album.
  • As if Beyond Aston wasn’t enough, there’s some details about other music he’s written that isn’t on Beyond Aston that he will use for his next few albums. Bill also goes into some detail comparing the music from Beyond Aston to When the Bough Breaks.
  • Sends props to Slipknot and System of the Down for their Grammy Awards
  • Lots of talk about his Rock 50 radio show including some details as to what some of the tracks he’ll be playing on upcoming shows are.

There’s plenty more to hear as well, so make sure to check it all out. Head over to Bill’s site at for all the details.