Ozzy Osbourne: ‘The Door is Still Open’ for Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward
The vocalist told NME in a video interview, “The door is open. As far as I know his requests were very unreasonable. Nothing would have been better [than] if he would have been [willing to play with us]. I don’t know. I don’t deal with the business.”
Guitarist Tony Iommi added, “We’ve tried everything with Bill at the moment, and it’s just not happening. Our legal people are dealing with his legal people. It’s all nonsense. We haven’t actually heard from Bill, any of this stuff. It’s all been through his lawyers.”
It’s not exactly been an easy road to the stage for the Black Sabbath reunion, as the group has also been dealing with guitarist Tony Iommi’s cancer treatments and his recovery time has cut into the full schedule the group expected to play this year.
Black Sabbath will play Download Festival in the U.K. this weekend and Lollapalooza in August.
Watch Black Sabbath Discuss Their Status With Bill Ward