My family and I are very sad to learn of Geoff’s passing. He was a caring, kind and loving man; a great musician, always supportive and generous with musical input. Our condolences to his family, his friends and fellow band mates. RIP Geoff. Thanks for all you gave us.
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
Today a new interview with Bill Ward by Julian Marszalek of “The Quietus” is out where Bill talks about many things Black Sabbath, from the early days, bands before Black Sabbath, the 2011 press conference, and his being removed from old press photos of the band. Make sure and read it today!
The full uncut track by track interview by Mike Stark with Bill about Accountable Beasts is now available:
On Thursday, June 25 at 2 PM (pacific time) Bill sits down with our friend Mike Stark for a track-by-track discussion of Accountable Beasts on KBeach Radio – LARadio Sessions. Listen at KBEACH.org. Can’t wait? Here’s a preview:
CDs Finally came in. Orders yours at http://www.astoncrossmusic.com
1) Check out the awesome SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO interview with Bill here:
2) A Classic Rock Revisited Interview – “Bill Ward – An Accountable Beast Indeed!”
Bill Ward here. The news is breaking pretty much everywhere. That our (BWB) new album Accountable Beasts has arrived onto ITunes. We realize the release may have surprised some of you. We’ll adjust and respond to all inquiries. The digital download came out quietly last night. We hope you’ll enjoy it.
Today an excellent new interview with Bill Ward was published today by noted independent music writer and author Joel Gausten. In this interview, Joel talks to Bill about what is going on now with his various solo projects (Accountable Beasts, unannounced second band), not to mention his own health.
You can read the full interview at Joel’s website, but here are a few samples for you to read now.
“My [current] activity levels are very high; they have to be,” offers Ward, who says that he’s now drumming four to six hours a day. “Because I did have something of a busted-up wing, if you like, I’ve really worked hard on that. But I’m playing at full capacity. By May of last year, I was definitely in shape to be able to play for sustaining amounts of time.”
Ward’s time behind the kit these days is divided between his long-running Bill Ward Band (BWB) and a second, yet-to-be announced project (currently a trio) with guitarist Joe Amodea (who is the six-stringer featured in the much-discussed Instagram video made public last week). BWB is the group behind the soon-to-be-released Accountable Beasts, Ward’s first solo album in 18 years. In addition to longtime BWB members Keith Lynch (guitar, keyboards), Paul Ill (bass) and Ronnie Ciago (drums), the album will feature contributions by drummer Walter Earl and an array of session singers including Ward’s daughter, Emily. Ward’s drumming will be heard on seven of the album’s nine tracks.
Check out some videos from the jamming today. You can check out all the vids over at Bill’s Instagram channel.