Drummer Bill Ward to Sit Out Upcoming Black Sabbath Shows

With Black Sabbath's first live dates of the year looming, many fans were still wondering whether or not drummer Bill Ward would be joining the legendary band on stage.

Hopes were raised when Ward was once again added to the band's Facebook page as a member recently, but an official statement from Ward now brings bad news for fans hoping for a full reunion of the original lineup: Ward will be sitting out Black Sabbath's upcoming live shows.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.