We reported yesterday that Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has issued a statement threatening to quit the band unless he was given a "fair contract" to sign. Until then, he made clear that he wouldn't be taking part in Sabbath's future recording/touring plans.
In a surprising turn of events, drummer Bill Ward has issued a statement on his official website stating that he may choose to sit out this year's Black Sabbath reunion -- both the new album and subsequent live dates -- unless he is presented with a fair contract.
With Symphony X kicking off a North American tour with Iced Earth this week, we couldn't think of a better candidate to relaunch our "60 Minutes" feature with that the band's virtuoso guitarist, Michael Romeo.
Kill Devil Hill -- which features drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), bassist Rex Brown (Down, Pantera), guitarist Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P.) and vocalistJason "Dewey" Bragg (Pissing Razors) -- have officially announced a March 27 release date for their self-titled debut album. You can view the official album art below.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, who has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, has issued a statement regarding the band's plans via his official website, Iommi.com: "I just want to say how overwhelmed I am with all your messages of support, thank you so much. Well, it's not what I wanted for Christmas, that's for sure, but now I can't wait for the test results to come in and get going with the treatment.
As we had the displeasure of reporting yesterday, Black Sabbath guitarist -- and the widely recognized father of heavy metal -- Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with lymphoma and is working with his doctors to devise the best treatment plan possible.