Brad Wilk Felt Like a ’14-Year-Old Kid’ Playing Drums for Black Sabbath
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Wilk discussed the surreal experience of getting the call to play for the band in a recent behind-the-scenes documentary clip (embedded above), saying that when he was asked to fill their vacancy at the drummer position — left open after Bill Ward split over a reported contract dispute — he “just couldn’t help but feel like the 14-year-old kid that was sitting with the record player listening to the Black Sabbath records.”
Fortunately for Wilk, he eventually settled down — and settled into the groove during the sessions for the band’s new album, ‘13.’ “After about a week and a half of settling in, I realized they poop and pee just like me,” he joked to the crew. “Whether it’s old stories or listening to a new riff, you really want to absorb and be a sponge.”
As Noisecreep points out, Wilk won’t be able to absorb any more Sabbath for awhile; now that the band is back on the road, they’re playing with Tommy Clufetos, who filled in for Ward during last year’s reunion gigs.