Black Sabbath’s Woes with Bill Ward Spoofed by Twitter User
All the drama surrounding the recent Black Sabbath reunion and the exclusion of drummer Bill Ward has left a lot of classic rock fans disappointed (or disgusted). But one Twitter user has found humor in the situation and created a spoof account to bring a little levity to the chaos.
In case you’ve somehow missed the story, it goes something like this … contract disputes allegedly kept Ward from rejoining the Sabbath lineup, but there’s been a lot of back and forth and “he said/he said.”
Apparently, none of the guys in the band talked to each other during the contract battle, instead leaving it to their lawyers to work things out, so Ward felt he wasn’t given a say in things and ended up with what he said was an “un-signable contract.”
What we do know is Ward ultimately asked to have any pictures with him in them removed from the Sabbath website, and that the only ones who seem to be benefiting from the whole debacle are the band members’ respective legal teams.
With all that in mind, the cleverly-named Twitter account @Back_Stabbath seems to have been the brainchild of a rock fan who took the description of the mess being a “soap opera” to heart.
Take a look at some of the tweets below:
Trying our very best to removes Bill’s drumming from previous albums. Bear with us
— Sabbath Soap Opera (@Back_Stabbath) May 20, 2012
We’ve perfected the use of carrier pigeons when communicating with each other. Gets a bit messy on stage though
— Sabbath Soap Opera (@Back_Stabbath) May 22, 2012
At his request, Tony has requested that his moustache is airbrushed to be “more bushy” in all old promo photos
— Sabbath Soap Opera (@Back_Stabbath) May 24, 2012
Anyone fancy a sign-able contract? We’ve got loads here going very cheap
— Sabbath Soap Opera (@Back_Stabbath) May 25, 2012
Great to see that the band have let bygones be bygones and have invited Ozzy back into the band
— Sabbath Soap Opera (@Back_Stabbath) May 27, 2012
We’re delighted to announce a change of band name to our fans. As of now we are called ‘The New Kooks’
— Sabbath Soap Opera (@Back_Stabbath) June 10, 2012