Black Sabbath Continuing Without Drummer Bill Ward

Yesterday Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward posted a statement threatening to withdraw from the band’s reunion plans due to “unsignable” contracts. Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler posted the following statement today:

We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans… we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open… We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll… See you at Download!!!

– Tony, Ozzy and Geezer”