Bill Ward on Ozzy: “I’ve lost a friend, as far as I’m concerned”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Musicians Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath appear at a press conference to announce their first new album in 33 years and a world tour in 2012 at the Whiskey A Go-Go on November 11, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
We’ve all watched enough episodes of VH1’s “Behind The Music” to know that being in a band is a lot like being married:  There are up and downs, highs and lows and a few arguments and harsh words thrown in for good measure.

That sentiment was definitely felt throughout a recent interview Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward gave to DCHeavyMetal.com.

Ward is still greatly offended by Ozzy Osbourne’s insinuation that he couldn’t have toured with Sabbath, because he was out of shape and overweight, saying so much as, “I’ve lost a friend, as far as I’m concerned.”


Ward pulled out of the recording of 13 and didn’t tour with the band in support of the record due to contract issues, but he still says he misses his bandmates and misses playing with them every day.

Who knows what the future holds for Black Sabbath?  I mean, David Lee Roth and Van Halen got back together, so anything is possible, right?