Black Sabbath ligger i fejd med sin ursprungs-trummis Bill Ward. De andra medlemmarna agerar som gamla Sovjetpolitruker. Alla bilder på Billl Ward har blivit bortklippta från bildgalleriet på blacksabbath.com.
Och inte nog me det. Dette är ett citat från Facebook: Black Sabbaths official Facebook are currently erasing hundreds of posts that critisize the bands decision to perform w/o drummer Bill Ward.
Bill Ward och de övriga i bandet har tydligen inte kunnat komma överens om ekonomiska saker och nu hoppar Will Ward av den kommande turnén som bland annat innehåller spelning i Stockholm och i Malmö.
Dear Sabbath Fans and Fellow Musicians,
I sincerely regret to inform you that after a final effort to participate in the upcoming Sabbath shows a failure to agree has continued. At this time I have to inform you that I won’t be playing with Black Sabbath at the Birmingham gig dated May 19th, 2012, nor will I be playing at Download on June 10th, 2012. Further, I will not be playing at Lollapalooza on August 3, 2012.
It is with a very sad heart that I bring you this news. I am sincerely passionate in my desire to play with the band, and I’m very, very sorry that it’s fallen to this. This statement is even more painstaking to write, as I was particularly excited to play alongside Tony Iommi after the recent treatments he underwent. I wanted that to become a reality.
To express my thoughts about you, the Sabbath fans, I’m going to speak to you all through an experience my brother James had recently. My brother Jimmy lives in the U.K. When speaking with him a couple of days ago, he told me that an acquaintance had stopped him on the street and confronted him, “is your brother playing Birmingham? What’s going on? I waited in line with my son and paid x amount for the concert tickets.”
The man’s son is a young drummer. He’s going to see Sabbath, and he wants to see Bill Ward play drums. Upon hearing this news, I felt horrible. I couldn’t help feeling some resentment towards the failure to reach an agreement, the failure to remember where we came from, the failure to be as brothers, as we once were. To be clear, I’m not blaming the other guys or finding any faults with them. I would think it can’t be easy for them either, but this situation is just really sad. It’s sad that it’s come to this.
En konflikt har förstås flera versioner, men att Ozzy och de andra grabbarna svarar med att ta bort honom på alla bilder är väl i allra barnsligaste laget. Det är som att försöka sudda bort historien.