Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson slammed Sharon Osbourne mentioning that because of her, there’s no more Black Sabbath.
During a Q&A session at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts on March 3rd, Dickinson praised drummer Bill Ward for his drumming style, then concluding Black Sabbath wouldn’t exist without Ward:
“I’m a massive lover of Bill Ward’s drumming style; I think it’s inspired. ‘Cause he’s not really a rock drummer; he’s more like a jazz drummer playing rock. And I love that kind of style; it’s kind of like drums that kind of wander around the rhythm and everything else. But he’s on it; he’s brilliant.
“And I met him. He’s a lovely bloke as well. Slightly mad, but very nice. But then aren’t we all? All of us are on the madness spectrum a little bit.”
“Does Black Sabbath exist without Bill Ward? Well, it’s not a matter of… I don’t think Black Sabbath exist at all now. I think Sharon’s [Osbourne] made sure of that.”