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by on Dec.24, 2020, under Bill Ward

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Poem of Remembrance

by on Nov.11, 2020, under Bill Ward

Poem of Remembrance.
#Veterans day
#Armistice day

November 11 th 2020

Speak honourably of the persistence
That vowed to right the undoing
Of humanity,
Remember, and try to embrace
The last kiss, the last fingertip touching,
Before the disassembly of the spirit
Be strengthened, at the coming home,
Without limbs, or a mind,
Hold them all tightly, with respect,
Wherever they reside, upon this earth,
Say thank you, with sincerity,
Let your tears, enforce the heartfelt alliance,
Be grateful in your warm beds
With your refrigerators, and cold water,
See them march now,
Into eternity, forever soldiers brave
Men and women, heralded now,
To rest in grace,
With the multitudes that came before,
Let them abide, in forevermore,
As brothers
As sisters
Glorious and whole again. Amen.

©Aston Cross Music Bill Ward

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Porcupine Pink’s Palace

by on Oct.30, 2020, under Bill Ward

Third Halloween Poem
Porcupine Pink’s Palace

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Dark Reissue

by on Oct.27, 2020, under Day of Errors

DARK reissue for Halloween 2020.


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Stepping from Broomsticks

by on Oct.23, 2020, under Bill Ward

Second Halloween poem
Stepping from Broomsticks.

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It’s Nearly Time

by on Oct.20, 2020, under Bill Ward

First Halloween poem
It’s Nearly Time.

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A Halloween Poem

by on Oct.17, 2020, under Bill Ward

A Halloween Poem , pre curser.


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Black Sabbath

by on Oct.09, 2020, under Black Sabbath

BLACK SABBATH CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR ICONIC ALBUM ‘PARANOID’ VINYL DELUXE EDITION OUT TODAY. Five-LP Collection Includes Album Plus Rare Quad Mix Along With The Vinyl Debut Of Two 1970 Concerts Also Available As A 4CD Set


In 1969 and 1970 my musical experiences were exciting, adventurous, heady, and inspiring.  Days full of risk and being vigorously alive, Black Sabbath was a hardworking road band, getting tighter with each gig.

Deep in my heart and with the recording of Black Sabbath accomplished, I felt emboldened and awkwardly able to step out and play newer songs, like Hand of Doom, Iron Man, Electric Funeral, and War Pigs.  I knew those songs were different and I felt remarkably assured within myself that we were making music that upon first listening might not be popular.  However, those thoughts were outweighed by the overwhelming feeling I was part of a great band making great music.  I was twenty-two years old, and to know that about our band was not only satisfying, but at times overwhelming.  I didn’t know if we would have hit records, which we did, but I did know I was in a place of purity and euphoria about how we played and sounded. Night after night we pummeled and released our aggression and emotions onto our audiences.  We were whole, we were as one, time was in front of us and in our favour.  To be of those times is an honourable place to look back on, and my memory ignites with great experiences of that period, I wouldn’t change a thing, except that bass drum sound on Iron Man LO.L.

Love to Tony, Geezer, and Ozzy, and all our fans,

Rock forever and ever and ever,

Bill Ward

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Paranoid 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

by on Oct.09, 2020, under Black Sabbath



Five-LP Collection Includes Original Album Plus Rare Quad Mix

Along With The Vinyl Debut Of Two 1970 Concerts

Also Available As A 4CD Set


Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as Heavy Metal, legendary Birmingham-bred Black Sabbath celebrate the 50thanniversary in 2020 of their multi-million selling album Paranoid with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9th, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. 

PARANOID:  SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour. 

After the success of the band’s self-titled debut in early 1970, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward returned that fall with Paranoid. The record became the band’s first album to top the U.K. charts and has sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S. alone. Today, songs like “War Pigs,” “Planet Caravan,” “Iron Man,” and of course, “Paranoid,” continue to inspire a new generation of musicians around the world.

PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION first two LPs feature the original album plus a Quadraphonic Mix of the album. Originally released on vinyl and 8-track cartridge in 1974, but subsequently long out of print, the Quad Mix has now been made available as a fold-down to stereo mix on vinyl for this set. 

The collection’s final three LPs mark the official vinyl debut of two 1970 live performances. The first was recorded on August 31 in Montreux, Switzerland shortly before the release of Paranoid. It captures the band, already a tight musical unit, thundering through new songs like “Hand Of Doom” and “Iron Man” while mixing in “N.I.B.” and “Behind The Wall Of Sleep” from their debut album. The second concert was recorded a few months later in Brussels during the band’s performance for Belgian television. Unofficial versions of this classic show have circulated in the past, but they’ve never sounded this good. 

Pre-order the ‘Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition’ HERE:

Paranoid Super Deluxe 5-LP Boxed Set
Track Listings:

LP 1: Original Album
Side A
“War Pigs / Luke’s Wall”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”
Side B
“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper / Fairies Wear Boots”

LP 2: Quadradisc Mix in Stereo (WS4 1887) 1974
Side C
“War Pigs / Luke’s Wall”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side D
“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper / Fairies Wear Boots”

LP 3: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part One)
Side E
“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”

Side F
“Iron Man”
“War Pigs”

LP 4: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part Two)/Live in Brussels 1970 (Part One)
Side G
“Fairies Wear Boots”
“Hand Of Doom”

Side H
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Iron Man”

LP 5: Live in Brussels 1970 (Part Two)
Side J
“Black Sabbath”

Side K
“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”
“War Pigs”
“Fairies Wear Boots”

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Eddie Van Halen

by on Oct.06, 2020, under Bill Ward

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