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16 Days Away – Absence of Corners Event!

Posted on Apr.23, 2014, under Drum Art

16 DAYS AWAY – Spend May 9 & 10th with Bill Ward in Annapolis, Maryland. He’ll be showing and discussing his art debut “Absence of Corners” at this free event that is open to the public at Annapolis Collection Gallery. RSVP to attend with and purchase the collection early to attend the VIP evening event on Saturday at

As we lead up to the main event on May 9th, we’ll be showcasing select pieces from the collection. Here’s “We Focus. We Persevere.”

We Focus, We Persevere

Hear Bill speak about We Focus –

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Celebrate “Absence of Corners” with Bill in Annapolis, MD

Posted on Apr.21, 2014, under Drum Art

Bill will hold his first art reception at The Annapolis Collection Gallery on May 9 & 10th. You’re invited to join Bill as he celebrates the release of his first art collection, “Absence of Corners.” The event will be held at the Annapolis Gallery Collection located at 55 West Street on Gallery Row in Annapolis, MD.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here ( if you plan to attend this special event. For more information, please visit The Annapolis Collection Gallery ( To purchase “Absence of Corners” artwork, please visit:

As we lead up to the main event on May 9th, we’ll be showcasing select pieces from the collection. Here’s “High on a Memory”:

High on a Memory

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Interview with

Posted on Apr.20, 2014, under Bill Ward, Black Sabbath, Drum Art, Rock 50

There is an excellent new interview with Bill by Chris over at  It is a wide ranging new interview, touching on many subjects such as new music from Bill (Accountable Beasts), the Absence of Corners project, the 13 album and Black Sabbath, other metal drummers, and the Rock 50 show.  Amongst others.   Check out the full interview here where you can both read a text version, and listen to an audio version.

Bill Ward

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Rock 50 April Preview

Posted on Apr.18, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our Rock 50 show featuring hard rock and very heavy metal will air this Saturday, April 19th.

For our focus on drummers/percussionists segment, this month we’ll focus on Johnny Kelly. Johnny has played in a number of bands, the most well known would probably be Type O Negative. Recently Johnny joined “Kill Devil Hill,” and I had an opportunity to see him play and meet with him. I’ll talk more about our get together on the show.

Also we’ll be playing some of the greatest metal bands on earth. Check us out if you like metal and great drummers.

Stay safe, stay strong.


You can listen here.

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March Rock 50 Playlist Online

Posted on Mar.27, 2014, under Rock 50

The playlist for last weekend’s Rock 50 episode is now online.  The show featured songs from DevilDriver, Motorhead, Skeletonwitch, Harsh Toke, Caliban, Metallica, Disfear, Traffic, and more.   You can check out the playlist in full on the playlist archive page, or you can listen to a full episode replay at this link.

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New Date for Annapolis Appearance

Posted on Mar.23, 2014, under Drum Art


JUST ANNOUNCED: On May 9 & 10, 2014, please join Bill Ward as he showcases and discusses his fine art debut collection “Absence of Corners” at the highly acclaimed, Annapolis Collection Gallery. Located at 55 West Street on Gallery Row in historic Annapolis, this event is free to the public. We kindly ask that you RSVP if you plan to attend this special evening by emailing


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Rock 50 March Preview

Posted on Mar.11, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

In preparing the radio show for Saturday March 22, 2014, I had an uplifting time putting together the “new” focus on drummers segment. Dave Lombardo with Philm were February’s featured artist/artists, and I thought it went rather well.

This month, I’m going to play some great work from two legendary drummers, Jim Capaldi and Mitch Mitchell. Their legacies will live in rock history forever.

Also being played: CalibanSkeletonwitchDevilDriver, possibly some more Harsh Toke. Lots of Metal guys, lots of Metal.

Stay safe, stay strong,
Bill Ward

UPDATE: The March radio show has been moved to Saturday March 22. Tune in then to hear Bill and loads of Metal!

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Bill discusses “Sound Shock”

Posted on Feb.26, 2014, under Drum Art

New Video: Bill Ward gives a deeper look into his art piece “Sound Shock” from his art debut ( The piece reflects how his perception has been altered from years of exposure to epic frequencies.  Get a closer look at the piece here –

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Bill discusses “Arch of Doubt”

Posted on Feb.13, 2014, under Drum Art

New Video: Bill discusses his art piece “Arch of Doubt” ( One of Bill’s favorites in his art debut, the piece holds special meaning to Bill as you’ll hear in this video.  Get a better look at it here –

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Various Updates – Feb 2014

Posted on Feb.11, 2014, under Bill Ward, Rock 50

H! Everyone,

I hope you’re well.  I’m re-starting the radio show on Saturday, February, 15, 2014.  As many of you know, I’ve been in hospital for a while (our last radio show was in August 2013).  I had a final operation on January 7, 2014, and I’m very pleased to say that a positive outcome has prevailed.  I’m healing slowly and surely.  On September 18, 2013, I thought I’d take advantage of the down time and have a right shoulder repair surgery.  Four days after that surgery, I had the perforated diverticulitis.  I’m mentioning the shoulder surgery because approximately two weeks ago, we finally started the shoulder rehab.  It’ll be about six weeks before the frozen joints can be workable again.  I’m hoping to be playing drums by mid-March 2014.  I want to start back in with jam sessions with a jazz quartet, something softer before I start slamming again.

On January 23, 2014, I received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAMM Bonzo Bash.  Again, multiple thanks to everyone who made that award happen for me. Special thanks to all the drummers at the bash, and it was great to be among the families and fans, and so many kick-ass drummers.  My heart is with the students and the old-timers.

This year on our radio show I intend to feature some of my favorite drummers.  We’ll have our very best of Metal, but we’ll also focus on hopefully surprising the listener with recordings from drummers, well-known and lesser-known.  I’m trying to find rare jams, drum solos – it’ll be about drummers all year long.

Our first drummer to be featured will be the amazing Dave Lombardo.  Dave is quite brilliant, and his music will be worth listening to.  I also hope to feature a couple of tracks from the early Zeppelin era with the one and only John Bonham.  Metallica, Motorhead and Phil Anselmo will be played on the show, and I just picked up Light Up and Live by Harsh Toke, hoping to find something nice to play.  Further, we’ll be playing our Buddy, Ritchie and Big Bopper memorial.  Happy 50th Birthday, Beatles.

It’s exhilarating to be back with the living!  Check out the show if you can.

Stay safe.  Stay Strong.


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