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Bill Ward Says He Volunteered to Fire Ozzy Osbourne From Black Sabbath in 1979

When the members of Black Sabbath decided Ozzy Osbourne needed to go in 1979, drummer Bill Ward volunteered for the difficult task of telling him he was out of a job.

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Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward: Until Dispute With Ozzy Osbourne Is Finished, I’m Not Going to Participate

While Bill Ward did join his Black Sabbath bandmates at the Ivor Novello Awards, he says he won't return to the band until his feud with Ozzy Osbourne ends.

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Bill Ward Talks New Solo Albums, Admits ‘Grieving the Loss’ of His Friendship With Ozzy

Whatever the final outcome of Bill Ward's sad public feud with his Black Sabbath bandmates, the veteran drummer definitely isn't wasting his time away from the group.

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Bill Ward Responds To Ozzy Osbourne With New Open Letter

The back and forth venom between founding Black Sabbath members Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne continues.

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Bill Ward Wants an Apology Before any Full Black Sabbath Reunion

Exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has lashed out at his former bandmates for attacking him with "nothing but insults and false remarks" since his contentious separation from the group back in 2012.

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Bill Ward Rips Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I’ve Lost a Friend, As Far As I’m Concerned’

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward talks about recent health struggles and his troubled relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward Calls John Bonham The ‘Finest Rock Drummer’

Co-founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward paid tribute to his contemporary in Led Zeppelin on his 'Rock 50' radio show (embedded above), saying, "If you want to strive toward something, just listen to John Bonham."

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Bill Ward Details Recent Health Setbacks, Current Recovery and Future Projects

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has struggled with a few health issues lately, but the man is healing up and will soon sit behind the kit once again. In a new update from Ward himself, the drummer writes about shoulder surgery, contracting perforated diverticulitis, rehab and when exactly he plans on being back.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler on Bill Ward: ‘We Desperately Wish That It Had Worked With Him’

Black Sabbath have had a monster year in 2013, but it almost didn't happen at all. On top of guitarist Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis, original drummer Bill Ward pulled out of the Sabbath reunion due to contractual issues. Although Black Sabbath have captured success with Brad Wilk in the studio and Tommy Clufetos on tour, both Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler have reiterated that they wished it had all worked out with Ward.

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Drummer Bill Ward Reveals He ‘Can’t Listen’ To Black Sabbath’s ’13′ Album

While the rest of of the world has embraced Black Sabbath's latest album, '13' with open arms, one person who can't bare to listen to the disc is the band's estranged drummer Bill Ward.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Sends Best Wishes to Bill Ward After Drummer’s Recent Surgery

Although original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward may be estranged from the pioneering heavy metal band, Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi definitely still cares about his former bandmate. Yesterday, we reported that Ward had successfully undergone surgery for diverticulitis. In response to the news, Iommi wished Ward the best via the guitarist's official website.

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