Bill Ward Can’t Listen To New Black Sabbath LP
That makes hundreds of us, dude.
Yes, estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says he has not been able to bring himself to listen to 13, Sabbath’s album which they made without him.
He says it would be “too painful” to listen to it.
I can’t listen to it because its no good.
Ward was originally announced as part of Black Sabbath’s reunion album and tour in late 2011, but bowed out in early 2012 over contract disputes.
Ozzy Osbourne has since said Ward just didn’t have the chops to hang on the new album.
So Sabbath called on Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk to put down drum tracks for the disc.
“The only thing I’ve heard from 13 is… maybe 40 seconds of the first song, and then I turned it off,” says Bill.
“I haven’t heard anything off that album at all. And to be quite honest, I don’t care to either. It’s too painful. If I want to rip my guts out, I’ll put it on.”
He continued: “I mean, I wish them all the luck — well, not luck, they don’t need luck — but I wish them all the best in the world. But for me, I can’t listen to it, it’s too close to home, you know.
“Like I said, I listened to the first 40 seconds of ‘God Is Dead?’ and I just said, ‘I can’t listen to this anymore.'”