Black Sabbath transitioned from Ozzy Osbourne to Ronnie James Dio with 'Heaven and Hell' on April 25, 1980.
The release of Black Sabbath’s Headless Cross should have been a cause for celebration of the fact that it coincided with their 20th anniversary.
Whatever the final outcome of Bill Ward's sad public feud with his Black Sabbath bandmates, the veteran drummer definitely isn't wasting his time away from the group.
There have definitely been a few times when we've learned a little more about the inner workings of Black Sabbath than we might have wanted to know.
Bill Ward says he's not sure if he's still a member of Black Sabbath, though he notes that he's "neither severed not discontinued my relationship" with the group.
Heavy metal overlords Black Sabbath began the second chapter of their storied career in on April 17, 1980, in Aurich, Germany, when they hit the stage for their first show with Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement, Ronnie James Dio.
Exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has lashed out at his former bandmates for attacking him with "nothing but insults and false remarks" since his contentious separation from the group back in 2012.
It looks like Black Sabbath's "farewell" to Japan will have to wait.
Roger Taylor and Bill Ward have pounded their opponents during the opening rounds of our March Drum Madness competition, but now they face their toughest battle — each other.
Two drummers from influential bands that came of age in the '70s and still carry on today face off in the second round of March Drum Madness.