Black Sabbath responds to statement from drummer Bill Ward

Hopes had been high about the anxiously awaited Black Sabbath reunion tour this year.  But after a statement released by drummer Bill Ward, it looks like that reunion won’t be happening.  The remaining members of the band will still tour together.  The central issue at hand regarding this issue had been contract negotiations.  fans who want to read Ward’s full statement can read it on his website, http://www.billward.com

Now, the remaining members of Black Sabbath have officially released a statement in regards to Ward’s statement released this week.  The following is the official statement released by the band.

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