||BLACK SABBATH RESPOND TO BILL WARD'S STATEMENT - SUBSTITUTE DRUMMER IS IN PLACE
18th May 2012
Black Sabbath have issued a very short response to Bill Ward's lengthy statement of Tuesday evening in which he confirmed that he would not be part of the Sabbath reunion.
Sabbath have confirmed that they have a 'substitute' drummer and as reported by MetalTalk.net back in February, this is probably Tommy Clufetos, drummer for Ozzy's band. Click here for the original Tommy Clufetos story.
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Bill Ward's heartfelt statement from Tuesday is also available to read on MetalTalk.net by clicking here and we are expecting Tommy Clufetos to be officially announced as new Sabbath drummer in the coming days.
In the meantime, here's the statement from Sabbath in response to Bill's words from Tuesday.
"We have decided not to make any detailed comment on Bill's latest statement. There are two sides to every story. We have been working hard at rehearsals making excellent progress after Tony's treatments and we have engaged a substitute drummer for the forthcoming shows. See you at Download.
–Black Sabbath, 5/17/12"