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  • Did Bill play many live show from Aug 80 to Reunion?

    I always wondered what Bill did from when he left Sabbath in August 1980 to the reunion years, I know he recorded Born again, The mezmerist, and his 2 solo albums. I have read where he worked with guitar player walter trout for a while and worked with a band called Englands glory.

  • #2
    Originally posted by sellingmysoul View Post
    I always wondered what Bill did from when he left Sabbath in August 1980 to the reunion years, I know he recorded Born again, The mezmerist, and his 2 solo albums. I have read where he worked with guitar player walter trout for a while and worked with a band called Englands glory.
    I always wondered how he got by, those were long spans in-between.

    I know he gets royalties from Sabbath, but is that enough to live off?
    "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
    "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
    ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by OzzyIsDio View Post
      I know he gets royalties from Sabbath, but is that enough to live off?
      Almost every song Sabbath released in the 70's (w/Ozzy) and 1980 (H&H) was credited to all 4 band Members; Sabbath certainly remained musically active enough after Bill left the 1st time to ensure he received enough in the way of royalties to at least get by. Plus all of the money he would have earned from touring, etc. with the band.

      Ted

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      • #4
        Originally posted by OzzyIsDio View Post
        I always wondered how he got by, those were long spans in-between.

        I know he gets royalties from Sabbath, but is that enough to live off?
        That is a good question, because it sounded like he was living on the street for a while and it is not like his solo albums made him very much money. I just wonder what he did in that long of a span.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sellingmysoul View Post
          That is a good question, because it sounded like he was living on the street for a while and it is not like his solo albums made him very much money. I just wonder what he did in that long of a span.
          I wonder too, does Bill have a biography book?
          "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
          "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
          ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by OzzyIsDio View Post
            I wonder too, does Bill have a biography book?
            Not that I know of, it would be cool to read a tell all book from him as the man is very smart.

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            • #7
              I don't think Blue Thunder (Bill, Walter Trout, Tim Bogert, Danny Abrahams) gigged frequently, since it seems like it was just something they did for fun. Bill was apparently in a band called Max Havoc (based out of LA) in around 1982-3. He doesn't appear on their sole album, and I don't know if they played many shows while he was in the band.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SweetSymptom View Post
                I don't think Blue Thunder (Bill, Walter Trout, Tim Bogert, Danny Abrahams) gigged frequently, since it seems like it was just something they did for fun. Bill was apparently in a band called Max Havoc (based out of LA) in around 1982-3. He doesn't appear on their sole album, and I don't know if they played many shows while he was in the band.
                I forgot about Max Havoc. Never understood why he never at least recorded more with other artists in that span.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sellingmysoul View Post
                  I forgot about Max Havoc. Never understood why he never at least recorded more with other artists in that span.
                  He might have, for all we know. It just mightn't have been released. I'm guessing Bill's well-documented issues from that period played a part in him not recording more.

                  He jammed with Ozzy's solo band once (at an audition or a rehearsal), but from memory that was closer to the end of the 1980s/early 1990s.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ted Sallis View Post
                    Almost every song Sabbath released in the 70's (w/Ozzy) and 1980 (H&H) was credited to all 4 band Members; Sabbath certainly remained musically active enough after Bill left the 1st time to ensure he received enough in the way of royalties to at least get by. Plus all of the money he would have earned from touring, etc. with the band.

                    Ted
                    Yes that I know, everything done in the 70's was credited to all four band members, that makes sense he would've been able to get by on royalties and the money he earned from touring, but he was homeless at one point and living on the streets as mentioned above.

                    I'm sure he gets by now pretty well, but I think we were talking about the period past the Born Again album, I think don't quote me on that.
                    "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                    "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                    ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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                    • #11
                      Ya it just seems weird one of the most prolific drummers from the 1970's did not play many gigs for like 20 years. I would love to hear an interview with Bill talking about that time period.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sellingmysoul View Post
                        Ya it just seems weird one of the most prolific drummers from the 1970's did not play many gigs for like 20 years. I would love to hear an interview with Bill talking about that time period.
                        You'd think he would've gotten plenty of offers from established bands to play drums with them, and maybe he did and just couldn't get past the Ozzy/Sabbath thing at the time, or whatever mental issues he was going through at the time, the mind is a powerful thing, I know, I've gone through some myself, but never to the point where I became homeless thank God.
                        "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                        "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                        ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by OzzyIsDio View Post
                          You'd think he would've gotten plenty of offers from established bands to play drums with them, and maybe he did and just couldn't get past the Ozzy/Sabbath thing at the time, or whatever mental issues he was going through at the time, the mind is a powerful thing, I know, I've gone through some myself, but never to the point where I became homeless thank God.
                          Ya it did always seem Bill was dedicated to Ozzy when it came to Sabbath, but unfortunately that backfired . OID I hope you had a good Easter buddy.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sellingmysoul View Post
                            Ya it did always seem Bill was dedicated to Ozzy when it came to Sabbath, but unfortunately that backfired . OID I hope you had a good Easter buddy.
                            Unfortunately it did backfire on him, Sellingmysoul, I had a great Easter, hope yours was great as well my friend.
                            "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                            "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                            ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by OzzyIsDio View Post
                              Unfortunately it did backfire on him, Sellingmysoul, I had a great Easter, hope yours was great as well my friend.
                              Thank you.

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