What…the…fuck…is going on…with Black Sabbath? Yesterday, drummer Bill Ward took to the internet to state he is not pleased with how negotiations are going with Sabbath and cannot continue until he gets his fair due. Most assumed this is just a hiccup, and everybody wanted to get this resolved so they could move on. Nope! Sabbath just posted this statement saying they're moving on with or without Ward:
We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans…we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open… We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll… See you at Download!!!
– Tony, Ozzy and Geezer
This is the shittiest of shitty news, it's not a Black Sabbath reunion without Ward. But basically, they're calling Ward's bluff and it's up to him to now retaliate. DAMN IT YOU GUYS. CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? [via Black Sabbath's Facebook]