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May Rock 50 Preview

Posted on May.23, 2016, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our Rock 50 radio show airs on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 starting at 11 AM Pacific time.

I turned 68 years old on May 5th, 2016 so this month’s show will be my birthday show.  Wall-to-wall great Rock/ Metal music – all my favorite stuff.  Check us out  – it’ll rock.

Stay safe.  Stay strong,


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Rock 50 Preview – Feb 2016

Posted on Feb.25, 2016, under Rock 50

Dear Everyone,
A belated Happy New Year to you all. Our radio show airs on Saturday, February 27, the first show of 2016. After such sad news over December 2015 and early January 2016, we at Rock 50 will be playing some commemorative music to rejoice and honor the lives of Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie. In December 2015, we had planned that Phil “Philthy” Taylor, longtime drummer with Motorhead, would be our featured drummer for our drum segue – it’s going to rock, check us out. We also pay our deepest respects to the families and fans of Glenn Frey, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Bain and Maurice White. RIP. Their music will live on forever.
Stay strong,
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“The End” Tour Response

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.

— Bill

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Scott Weiland

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.

RIP Scott.

In Regret,

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November Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Nov.17, 2015, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

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.


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Halloween Rock 50 Wrap-Up

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.


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Halloween Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Oct.29, 2015, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

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.


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September Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Sep.09, 2015, under Rock 50

H! Everybody,

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,


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Absence of Corners Interview

Posted on Aug.27, 2015, under Drum Art

The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series with Fathom – Bill Ward’s Absence of Corners Exhibit

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Bill on Eddie Trunk Podcast

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:


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