Contact Us

Black Sabbath, Bill Ward Photos: Band Removed Pictures of Drummer From Website At His Request

Kevin Winter

On the main page of the official Black Sabbath website, fans will find links to news, multimedia and an online store, but for the time being, there’s one thing they won’t find: photos of Bill Ward. The drummer has been feuding for months with the pioneering British metal band, and he’s evidently opted to take himself out of the picture — literally.

“At the request of Bill Ward, through his attorney, so as to not give the public the wrong impression about his involvement in the current Black Sabbath lineup, we have temporarily removed Bill Ward’s images from the main pages of the official website,” the group — singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler — said in a statement yesterday (May 19). “In accordance with Bill Ward’s attorney’s request, we are doing so for the duration of the forthcoming shows.”

This latest flare-up in Ward’s fight with his former bandmates came the same day Sabbath played their first show in seven years. The group performed at the O2 Academy in their hometown of Birmingham, England, where they blazed through 20 songs in preparation for their appearance at the Download Festival.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you Birmingham,” said Butler afterward, according to “Best fans ever — you brought out the best in us. It was a privilege playing for you tonight. Tony was a hero — you were the best medicine he has had. Proud to be a Brummie.”

Watch ‘Learn About Black Sabbath’ Video

Recommended for You

Around the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Noisecreep quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!