Well, this another one of those news pieces where the title pretty much says it all. Black Sabbath – i.e., Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler – have released a statement in response to the large statement made by Bill Ward yesterday, when he ruled himself out of the Black Sabbath reunion over contract issues.
And in contrast to Ward’s piece, the statement from the three other founder members of Black Sabbath is…well….remarkably short.
Here’s the statement in full, published via the band’s official Facebook page:
We have decided not to make any detailed comment on Bill’s latest statement. There are two sides to every story. We have been working hard at rehearsals making excellent progress after Tony’s treatments and we have engaged a substitute drummer for the forthcoming shows. See you at Download.
Well, we’re glad that’s cleared that up then. And by “cleared up”, what we mean is “explained bugger all, and tried to gloss over the clusterfuck aspect of this reunion by cockteasing metalheads worldwide over the identity of the man who’ll be replacing Bill Ward behind the drumkit of Black Sabbath”.
Ho-hum. Nothing to do with any of the points we raised in this, was it guys? Go on, you can tell us.