With Black Sabbath inching towards the end of their touring career, you’d think that Ozzy Osbourne and former drummer Bill Ward would mend fences. In fact, if Ward was to pop up at the occasional Sabbath gig Steven Adler style, it would make everyone in the audience extremely happy to see at least a temporary reunion of the original quartet that invented heavy metal back in 1970. That’s not the case, however, as Rolling Stone has proven there’s still some bad blood between the two. When asked about if he felt sad about the tour ending, Ozzy said in an interview earlier this week that he was sad that “Bill never came through.” Ward responded in a lengthy Facebook post rebutting clarifying their relationship, or lack thereof.
In short, Ward says he hasn’t heard from Ozzy in over four years. And while there’s been some back and forth about the unacceptable deal that he said Sabbath offered him, Ward once again says the contract was “impossible to sign,” and says that he won’t be appearing at the band’s final shows in Birmingham in February. In short, it’s sad that we won’t see Ward appearing at any Sabbath shows, but again, he says it’s not his fault.