March 31, 2020
For immediate release:
BLACK SABBATH LEGEND BILL WARD: “SABBATH IS WHERE MY HEART REALLY LIES.”
In a major interview in the new issue of Rock Candy Magazine Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward discusses his ongoing love for the band he co-founded and the other members, despite the numerous personal problems they have had with each other over the years.
“I wish the others all the best, I really do,” Ward explains to magazine editor Howard Johnson when talking about vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler. “Do I still love them? Yes. I certainly don’t resent them. I just wish them well.”
Fans were disappointed when plans for the original Sabbath line-up to perform together back in 2012 fell through over contract disputes, but Ward is adamant that he was put in an untenable position.
“I made it well known to everybody who was important that I wanted something that was fair, and it just didn’t happen,” explains Ward. “Even if someone had held a gun to my head I couldn’t have signed that contract. It was one of the most regrettable things I’ve ever gone through in my life and I was particularly sad for the fans over how things ended up. But that hasn’t stopped me from loving the guys. Sabbath is where my heart lies.”
In a wide-ranging interview Ward covers all aspects of his fascinating Sabbath career, including its many ups and downs, as well as his battles with drink and drugs, and suffering a debilitating heart attack.
He also discusses in detail the art of drumming and his unique style that did so much to define Black Sabbath’s sound.
“You have to be honorable to the other players and you have to ebb and flow with them,” Ward explains. “Play together. Anything else seems inconsiderate to me.
Read the whole of this revealing article in issue 19 of Rock Candy Mag, available in shops (that are allowed to open!) worldwide and direct, with a digital version included, from the following link:
Issue 19 features dozens of major features and interviews with legendary and obscure acts, including:
CALIFORNIA JAM 74
TYGERS OF PAN TANG
About Rock Candy Mag:
Rock Candy Mag is a 100-page, full-colour bi-monthly rock mag created in the UK but available worldwide. It covers the sights, sounds and smells from the greatest era ever in hard rock music, the ’70s and ’80s. Put together by respected UK rock journalists Derek Oliver, Howard Johnson and Malcolm Dome, all frontline writers for the legendary Kerrang! magazine in the golden era, Rock Candy Mag is available in print format with a free digital download version for anyone who buys the mag online at Official Rock Candy Magazine website