Drum legend Bill Ward says that he “would be very open-minded to any ideas” about playing with his BLACK SABBATH bandmates in the future.
In a surprise move, Bill released a video saying:
“Hi everybody. My name is Bill Ward, and I wanted to say that I love Tony [Iommi, guitar], Geezer [Butler, bass] and Ozzy [Osbourne, vocals] very much.
I’ve loved them for a long time, and I still do. And I would be very open-minded to any ideas about playing together in the future.
That’s it. Love you all. Thanks.”
Earlier Ozzy spoke about Bill Ward’s presence in the final tour, saying:
“I didn’t like the fact that Bill Ward wasn’t there, for a start. People put that down to me, but it wasn’t me, honestly. We [SABBATH] didn’t have the f*cking time to hang around, we had to get going, but I’m sorry it didn’t work out with Bill.
Tommy [Clufetos, Ozzy’s drummer, who played with SABBATH on the farewell tour] did great, but the four of us started this, and it should have been the four of us ending it. Those final gigs in Birmingham were bittersweet because you think of how far we came, and how much we did, and it would have been good to have shared that together. Maybe one day there’ll be one last gig, I don’t know.”