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Interview with Bill Ward of Black Sabbath

On Tuesday, April 8th I was given the opportunity to interview one of the founding fathers of heavy metal, Bill Ward, the original drummer for Black Sabbath. 6,614 more words

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Black Sabbath awarded platinum records at Montreal press conference

Over 45 years after Black Sabbath was formed in the working-class district of Birmingham, England, the godfathers of heavy metal are mostly reunited (estranged original drummer Bill Ward remains on the sidelines) and found themselves answering questions at a very rare press conference, in Montreal the day of their much-anticipated April 7 concert at the Bell Centre. 332 more words

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Bill Ward shirtless in Coronation Street

Bill Ward is shirtless in Coronation Street in an episode from many years ago.




Just seven months after Black Sabbath released their eponymous debut album in February 1970, they were back with the album that defined their career, Paranoid. 1,991 more words


Consider yourself warned about Sabbath's Black Box


Now here’s the ultimate stocking stuffer for that die-hard metal freak on your Christmas list. It’s gonna cost you a fair chunk of cash–I just saw the Black Box going for $124 at A&B Sound–but little Timmy will be gaining invaluable insights into the roots of heavy metal. 271 more words


Black Sabbath's new box set isn't quite as wicked as its Black Box

The hard-rock/metal world is all a-buzz with today’s news that the mighty Black Sabbath will release a CD boxed set containing the band’s first eight albums—the ones it recorded before Ozzy Osbourne got the boot and was replaced by… 528 more words

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