After being M.I.A. on Black Sabbath’s 2013 reunion album and subsequent tour, drummer Bill Ward is calling for one last in-studio reunion with his former bandmates.
“I’m in contact with the guys,” Ward says. “I talked to Ozzy [Osbourne] two nights ago. A lot of things have crossed between us and there’s new boundaries that I’ve had to build, but I don’t think any less of them. I’ve been working with Tony [Iommi] since 1964 when I was 16 years old. They’re my brothers and I love them.”
Ward says while he and the other former members of Black Sabbath aren’t healthy enough to withstand a tour, he feels collectively, they have one last great album in them. “I haven’t spoken to the guys about it, but I have talked to a couple of people in management about the possibility of making a recording. Which I can do safely, even with COVID around. I can lay track at my studio in Los Angeles. I’m very open-minded about doing something like that.”