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September Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Sep.03, 2016, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our next radio show airs on Saturday, September 17, 2016 starting at 11:00 AM and ending at 1:00 PM Pacific Time. The show will be our 9/11 show dedicated to those whose lives were lost, families who still grieve; to the survivors, and the incredible police and fire services who dedicated themselves to saving others.  We’ll be playing some Metal, Hard Rock and a little bit of everything. “Lift you up music” wall-to-wall.  Never to be forgotten, 9/11 will always be honored here at Rock 50.

Stay safe and rock forever and ever.

-Bill

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Response to Ozzy Sad About Bill Ward’s Absence

Posted on Sep.01, 2016, under Black Sabbath

Ozzy has never reached out since January 26/27 2012 when he called to see when I would be arriving in the UK to join rehearsals for the 13 CD.  Since that last phone call, he has never reached out to me, and I have not reached out to him.

Ozzy I’m sad that Bill never came through.  Ozzy needs to look to those who stopped me from coming through.  The contract was impossible to sign; the group rhetoric of 2012, 2013 and throughout, was fault-finding, condemning and full of dishonest evaluations of me as a person, including my so-called health issues.  Had I signed the contract, I suspect I wouldn’t have been labeled as having poor health or having all the other judgmental character references.

As a reminder, in September 2015, we asked a Sabbath representative if there could be an opening to play with the band again.  Their representative answered “no.”   It’s hard to come through when you receive a “no.”

I love all our Sabbath fans throughout the world, and to toss around ideas that I might play the Birmingham shows is both emotionally heartbreaking for me and spiteful.  I think the Sabbath fans who have loved the original band have gone through enough in terms of disappointment and sadness.  For me to play Birmingham only, would, I feel, be discriminating and elitist towards our other fans all over the world.  I could never be discriminating or elitist to our fans.   It’s been heartbreaking enough not to record and tour and it’ll be heartbreaking not to play to the Birmingham fans.  Please know the prevailing circumstances are not by my design.  This is not what I would have wanted or what I have chosen.  Had any of you had to choose to sign a contract which undermined and devalued you, I think most of you with some dignity and self-respect would have walked away too.  My absence at the current shows and the future Birmingham shows reflects an undeniable and unseen misadventure that my accusers won’t bear.  It’s called selfishness and self-centeredness; dishonesty and disloyalty.  These are the culprits of Sabbath’s original line-up’s demise.

–Bill

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August Rock 50 Highlights

Posted on Aug.14, 2016, under Rock 50

Here is a video with some highlights from the August 2016 Rock 50 Episode.   The full playlist is available on the Rock 50 page.

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August Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Aug.09, 2016, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our next Rock 50 radio show airs Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. In keeping with the Rock 50 July summer show theme, we’ll play one hour of Metal and Hard Rock dedicated to the fans at the summer Rock shows and the bands out there touring.

In the final hour of our show, equally dedicated to lovers of great music, we’ll play classic, everlasting songs that have prevailed through the best and worst of times: Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, bands that got us through the Sixties and beyond, who are still relevant today.

Check us out. The show will kick ass.

Stay safe. Stay strong forever and ever.

–Bill

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A Brief Statement

Posted on Aug.03, 2016, under Black Sabbath

We have seen it reported in the news that Bill will be playing with Black Sabbath on The End tour in the UK.  This is incorrect, and we wanted to make sure you heard it from us directly:  Bill is not playing with Black Sabbath in the UK or on any other dates of The End tour.

As always, we thank you for all your support and understanding.

Rock forever.

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July Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Jul.06, 2016, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,
 
Our radio show airs July 9th, 2016, 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Lots of Metal – wall to wall. If you like Arch Enemy, Metallica, Slipknot and Megadeth, then check us out ‘cause we’re playing those bands and a whole lot more. It’s our summer show, in part dedicated to the fans out there this summer, and in part to the bands out there that are kicking ass. Check us out at Rock 50.
 
Stay strong, stay safe, forever and ever,
 
Bill Ward
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Day of Errors

Posted on Jun.29, 2016, under Day of Errors

#DOE
#DAYOFERRORS
#luckystrike
#soundchecklive
#take16

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Day of Errors

Posted on Jun.29, 2016, under Day of Errors

#DOE
#DAYOFERRORS
#luckystrike
#soundchecklive
#take16

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Photo Credit Christopher Wagner

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Day of Errors

Posted on Jun.29, 2016, under Day of Errors

#DOE
#DAYOFERRORS
#luckystrike
#soundchecklive
#take16

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Day of Errors

Posted on Jun.28, 2016, under Day of Errors

#‎DOE
#‎DAYOFERRORS
#‎ultimatejamnight
#‎thewhisky

ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT 6/28/16 • TUESDAY • NO COVER • 8:30PM • Whisky a Go Go

• DAY OF ERRORS featuring legend Grammy Award Winner and Rock n’ Roll Hall of fame inductee Drummer BILL WARD with Nick Ditlz and Joe Amodea.

28th

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