Posted on Jan.25, 2016, under Black Sabbath
I must respond once again to inaccurate statements made by Geezer. I never received an offer to play the final show of The End tour with Black Sabbath. When the tour was confirmed, my management reached out to the Black Sabbath management to inquire as to whether or not they would like to discuss my participation in the tour. We were told there was no interest. That is last conversation we had with them regarding the tour.
I will say that I wouldn’t want to play only one gig when I am completely capable of touring. I would not validate their untrue statements about my health by playing only one gig. Also, I wouldn’t want to show up for only some of our fans and not for all our fans when I could have played multiple shows.
Posted on Dec.04, 2015, under Other Music
My family and I are deeply saddened at the news of Scott’s passing. Our sincere condolences go to those who knew and loved him the most. A great musician who brought great music to many.
Posted on Nov.17, 2015, under Rock 50
Our Rock 50 show airs on November 21st, 2015. In keeping with November 11th, Veterans and Armistice Day, our show will be in two parts, starting at 11 AM Pacific, the first hour will be Metal wall to wall. Our second hour, around noon time, will be songs to honor the fallen of all wars since 1914 and the Armistice of November 11th, 1918. We say thank you to the men and women who have served and survived. We will remember the homeland suffering, as well as the bitter loss that war is. We hope to bring an honorable and reflective mood to our last hour, and if you like hard-core Metal we’ll pound you in our first hour. No drum segue this month or on our Christmas show. Drum segues come back on our January 2016 show.
Stay safe. Stay strong.
Posted on Nov.03, 2015, under Rock 50
On the Halloween episode of Rock 50, Bill paid tribute to several of his favorite drummers (Charlie Benante, Lars Ulrich, Dave Lombardo, Gene Hoglan and Johnny Kelly). If you were unable to listen live, you should check out this video, which includes a playback of the segment!
Additionally, the full playlist from the show is available to download from the Rock 50 page here on this site.
Posted on Oct.29, 2015, under Rock 50
Our radio show airs on Halloween, October 31st, 11 AM to 1 PM Pacific. It’ll rock from start to finish. All our favorite Halloween bands.
Our drum segue will feature a “Best of” since January 2015. I’ll feature Dave Lombardo, Charlie Benante, Gene Hoglan, Johnny Kelly and Lars Ulrich – all heavy hitters. If you like hard-core music and music period, our Halloween show will, I hope, satisfy your musical taste.
Stay safe, have fun and keep our kids safe this Halloween.
Posted on Sep.09, 2015, under Rock 50
Our radio show airs on Saturday, September 12, 2015. We’ll be playing great metal and new metal releases. Our drum segue will feature Ian Paice of Deep Purple fame, a great and innovative rock drummer.
We’ll also be making a special dedication for those who died and those who still mourn and feel the effects of the devastating terrorist attacks on 9/11 2001. We’ll play some Beatles, Foo Fighters, Cream and Jimi Hendrix as a way of paying our respects. Although a solemn occasion, the show will rock. Check us out if you can.
Stay safe and rock forever and ever,
Posted on Aug.27, 2015, under Drum Art
The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series with Fathom – Bill Ward’s Absence of Corners Exhibit
Posted on Aug.20, 2015, under Bill Ward
Bill has an all new interview out today with Eddie Trunk. In addition to explaining his turmoil with Black Sabbath and The Osbournes, the legendary drummer discusses his time in Black Sabbath, recording Heaven & Hell, struggling with alcoholism & the road to his current sobriety, his artwork, new record Accountable Beasts, and more! Visit the following links to listen in!
Everyone else: http://bit.ly/1jlHwXY
Posted on Aug.19, 2015, under Rock 50
Our Rock 50 radio show airs this Saturday, August 22, 2015. We’ll be playing some of our “Best Of” tracks since August 2014 thru today, and we’ll bring you some June, July and August 2015 new releases – all Metal. We’re featuring Neil Peart from Rush in our drum segue. The show’s packed start to finish with great Metal/Rock music. Check us out and rock.
Stay safe and strong,
Posted on Aug.17, 2015, under Rock 50
A message for all those nice people who attended the Sunday show at Fathom Gallery in LA. I know I met quite a few of you, but I am saddened and have to say I’m sorry I didn’t meet all of you. Normally, I like to shake hands with everyone who attends. On Sunday, this handshake and hugs ritual didn’t fully transpire, and I regret that. I hope all of you had a good time, and I appreciate that you came to visit the art pieces and participate in the emotions that flowed between us. For those of you I didn’t say goodbye to, I’ll say it now – goodbye my friends, I wish you happiness and positive energy in your lives. Stay safe and strong. To my longtime friends who I also didn’t get to meet, I love you. And to all, perhaps we’ll meet again. Be good to yourselves.