Very sad with the news of Sib’s passing. Excellent musician. Laughter, tears, so many fond memories. We traversed wildly from time to time, and shared our frailties from time to time. Thanks for the love, Sib. Never to be forgotten.
Our sincere condolences to the Hashian family, so sorry. RIP Sib, forever and ever and ever and ever.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ward
When my grandchildren ask, what was rock ‘n’ roll? I will open my scrapbook to a time when a guitarist, singer and songwriter played and influenced untold thousands of musicians. Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, I would hold onto his coattails while he illuminated a reachable path to my wildest dreams.
I’ll show my grandchildren a picture of this suited up man dancing and playing on one leg and strutting across the stage. I’ll play the first 30 seconds or so of “Johnny B Goode.” That’s what rock ‘n’ roll looks and sounds like, kids. And when they ask who this man is, I’ll tell them smiling, Chuck Berry, kids, Chuck Berry.
Thanks, and RIP Mr. Berry.
Our condolences to his family and fans.
Bill Ward and family
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.
My wife and I wish to respectfully send out condolences to the Lord family. News of the recent passing of Jon Lord has been met with sadness in our house. Reflecting upon his keyboard sounds, I must endorse how much he brought in originality and vision to the defining edge of Hard Rock. He is well-proven as a part of Rock’s historical journey and will not be forgotten.
Thank you, Jon Lord. Rest in peace.
My wife and I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Paul Gray’s family and friends. Our condolences also extend to each member of Slipknot. We wish everyone who knew Paul love, tolerance and eventual peace of mind.
Paul played in an incredible band. He was an incredible bass player. His death is another big loss for metal music, but his spirit and his love will forever ascend and teach.
Thanks for the music, Paul.
Bill & Bird Ward
In contemplation over these past few days since the tragic news of Michael Jackson’s death, I have reflected on other occasions when some of my heroes have died. I know how I felt at the time. I can’t help wondering how those who loved Michael Jackson are going to heal and overcome the loss. My heart feels passionate to all who are feeling loss for Michael Jackson today.
I can’t help regurgitating the emotions and absolute numbness I felt when John Lennon was shot. I felt completely devastated. It’s taken me years to come to terms with John’s death. I felt robbed. I think we all did. Sincerely, my life has never been the same since his passing. There’s an emptiness in the world and in my soul. My first trauma of those I idolized was when Buddy, Ritchie and the Big Bopper died. Again, I felt numb, heartbroken, and didn’t understand why.
For those in heartache today, I wish you all wellness in healing. A great entertainer has died. I think those who experienced and heard his heart are more enlightened people for it than before. I believe you’re all most fortunate to have connected to Michael Jackson.
— Bill Ward
The Tony Iommi solo album has been released – and Bill is on it! Making an appearance on the track “Who’s Fooling Who’, Bill plays drums with Tony again. This is a long standing relationship – Bill having played with Tony for a couple of years before the formation of Black Sabbath (first called The Polka Tulk Blues Band, Earth, then Black Sabbath) in 1968.
Shown here is the cover art for the album, and if you wish to purchase a copy of it, you can do so by clicking on the cover art.
If you want more information, you can visit the Tony Iommi site at http://www.iommi.com.
Divine Recordings, the web site for the record company that is handing the forthcoming Tony Iommi Solo album has just posted this news:
Ozzy has given his blessing to the final mix of ‘Who’s Fooling Who’, the last song completed for the long-awaited Tony Iommi solo album. The song is an almost-Sabbath reunion: Bill Ward plays drums! Hallelujah!