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Bill Ward Rips Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I’ve Lost a Friend, As Far As I’m Concerned’

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Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward talks about recent health struggles and his troubled relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward Calls John Bonham The ‘Finest Rock Drummer’

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Scott Gries, Getty Images/Hulton Archive

Co-founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward paid tribute to his contemporary in Led Zeppelin on his 'Rock 50' radio show (embedded above), saying, "If you want to strive toward something, just listen to John Bonham."

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Bill Ward Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

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Many of us thought Ozzy Osbourne was being somewhat insulting when he suggested Bill Ward wasn't in good enough shape for the Black Sabbath reunion, but maybe he wasn't far off the mark.

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Bill Ward Can’t Bear to Listen to Black Sabbath’s New Album

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Drummer Bill Ward tried to listen to '13,' the album Black Sabbath recorded without him following a contract dispute, but he had to stop after only a few difficult moments.

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Bill Ward Undergoes Surgery

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Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward recently underwent surgery on his colon. He is expected to make a full recovery.

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Bill Ward Credits A Beatles Song for Helping Him Get Sober

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Listening to the Beatles' 'A Day in the Life' has proved a crucial musical experience for many rock fans, but former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward might have a story that trumps them all.

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Ozzy on Bill Ward’s Sabbath Exile: ‘He Looked Like an Old Guy’

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Word to the wise: If Ozzy Osbourne tells an interviewer he isn't going to "slag you off" because you're "a very dear friend," you might want to cover your ears for whatever he says next.

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Ozzy Osbourne: Bill Ward Is ‘Incredibly Overweight’

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Last week, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward disputed Ozzy Osbourne's claims that Ward's physical problems were the main reason he wasn't part of Sabbath's reunion. Instead, Bill said, there was a contractual dispute.

Now Ozzy's firing back, saying not only is Bill unhealthy, he's fat, too.

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Bill Ward Opens Up About His Black Sabbath Reunion No-Show

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For original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, there's a simple explanation as to why he didn't record or tour with his bandmates. "I was offered a contract, and I couldn't sign it," he said in a recent interview. He refutes suggestions that he wasn't physically up to the task.

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Top 10 Bill Ward Black Sabbath Songs

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Warner Bros. Press Photo

Drummer Bill Ward’s exclusion from Black Sabbath’s highly anticipated 2013 album, ’13,’ arguably generated more press –- and certainly more emotional outbursts –- than the long-awaited reunion of founding members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

As a reminder of his importance to the band, we created this list of the Top 10 Bill Ward Black Sabbath Songs –

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