Archives for February 2012

Bill Ward’s Tribute to Tony Iommi

This past Saturday was the most recent episode of “Rock 50” with Bill Ward.  Rock 50 is a show on college radio station WPMD in Cerritos, CA.  Once a month, Bill comes in and is the DJ, picks the tunes, and occasionally dispenses some nuggets from his past.  Most of the tunes he plays are […]

Fans irritate me sometimes

Generally, I don’t go off on stupid things people say, but sometimes it just irritates the heck out of me.  Take this for example.  About half an hour ago or so, I posted the story about Sabbath playing a lone gig in the US in August.  Given the state of Tony Iommi’s health, one would […]

Sabbath to play US in August?

The “will he or won’t he” saga with Bill Ward carries on.  Tony Iommi’s cancer treatments carry on..   Yet the business of Black Sabbath doesn’t. Word popped up today that Black Sabbath might be playing a lone date in the US in August.  Where?  Who knows?  Who’s on drums?  Who knows?   But a […]

Black Sabbath 2012 Update

Well, today’s been an interesting day.   Earlier this morning, we got another statement from Bill Ward about his drumming situation with Black Sabbath.  Which appeared to be good news, that they’re still talking. Then a few hours after that, we got a rather large and somewhat ominous update from Black Sabbath regarding the European […]

A Message from Bill Ward

Bill posted another update today over on his site regarding his contract situation with Black Sabbath.  I’ll get right to the point – here’s what he had to say. In case the server is down when you go to look at it, here’s the text.  I particularly like the bit where he calls out the […]

Tony Martin 2012

Those who have followed me and this site for some time now know I’m a big fan of the band’s ENTIRE history.  Not just one part of it.  The band’s been around since 1968 in some version or another, and in all that time, there’s been about 31 people play (officially) under the banner of […]

Ozzy Interview on XM

Today, the XM Satellite radio re-branded their “Boneyard” metal channel to be called “Ozzy’s Boneyard“.   As part of the initial launch, there was an interview with Ozzy where he talks about the Black Sabbath reunion now, as well as Tony Iommi’s cancer.  While I was unable to listen due to a personal comittment, a friend was […]

Thoughts about Current Events [ UPDATED 2 ]

A week or so ago when Bill Ward dropped that bombshell online about his contract situation and the Black Sabbath reunion, I was privy to it about 5 minutes before it was put online.  As you probably remember, I handle Bill’s website, and his manager sent me that, asked me to put it on his […]

Bill Ward’s Thank You

Bill Ward just posted a short followup on his site to the how shall we say, fracas online of the last two days or so.   Here’s what he said. Dear Sabbath Fans, This is Bill. I just wanted to humbly thank you all. Your support from across the world has given me further strength […]

The Sabs respond to Bill

While I was out running errands today, the server tanked again.  I should have guessed something happened, because the other Sabs (Ozzy, Tony, & Geezer) issued a statement today on the official Black Sabbath Website.  It said: We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath […]