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Ozzy Osbourne on Bill Ward: ‘He’s Incredibly Overweight. A Drummer Has to Be in Shape’

Black Sabbath are finally able to enjoy the fruits of their reunion. Well over a year-and-a-half after Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward first announced a new album and world tour, Sabbath have now accomplished both, but without Ward. There has been much discussion over Ward's departure, but in a new interview with Ozzy Osbourne, the singer questioned Ward's ability to perform a two-hour show each night; labeling the drummer as overweight and pointing out Ward's two past heart attacks.

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Bill Ward: ‘I’m the Drummer in Black Sabbath’

It was truly unfortunate when original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward announced his departure from the iconic heavy metal band's reunion. Although Ward was not a part of Black Sabbath's '13' album or any of the act's touring since the founding lineup reunited in late 2011, Ward still calls himself "the drummer in Black Sabbath."

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Win a Trip to See Black Sabbath in Las Vegas

Live it up in the city of sin and get down to the evilest band in the world this summer. Enter below to see Black Sabbath in Las Vegas – for free!

One winner will receive airfare for two, two tickets to the Sabbath's September 1 show at the MGM Grand, and two nights hotel accommodations – just long enough to rock out with the legendary metal forefathers and have the time of your life in Vegas.

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Former Black Sabbath Roadie Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Eddie "The Rocker" Norton, a well-known former roadie with Black Sabbath and friend of guitarist Tony Iommi, has died after crashing his motorcycle into a sign post in Thailand.

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Ozzy Osbourne Hopes Bill Ward Will Return to Black Sabbath If They Record Another Album

The success Black Sabbath are currently experiencing after the release of '13' is pretty spectacular -- so spectacular in fact that fans worldwide are already begging for a follow-up album. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne is excited about the band's future, even stating in a new interview that he hopes original drummer Bill Ward will return to the band if the time comes to create Black Sabbath's 20th studio album.

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‘Of Course I Regret Doing the F—-ing Show,’ Ozzy Says of ‘The Osbournes’

MTV's 'The Osbournes' set ratings records for the network during its 2002-05 run, kicked off showbiz careers for various members of the clan, and kept Ozzy Osbourne in the spotlight during a relatively barren creative period. Looking back, though, he sounds like he probably wouldn't do it again.

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Black Sabbath’s New Album ‘13’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Sure, Black Sabbath are metal legends, but after 35 years since Ozzy OsbourneTony Iommi and Geezer Butler recorded an album together, there was no telling how the band's new disc '13' would perform on the charts. But now the numbers are out and the album is a huge success, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with an impressive 155,000 copies sold in the United States during its first week out.

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Living Together Again as Black Sabbath Singer Remains Sober

Black Sabbath's '13' is topping charts worldwide and receiving positive reviews from critics, but Ozzy Osbourne has yet another reason to cherish the moment, as the singer just moved back in with wife Sharon Osbourne following time apart as Ozzy recovered from a drug and alcohol relapse.

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Black Sabbath Unleash ‘End of the Beginning’ Video as ’13′ Heads Toward No. 1 Debut

Coinciding with the release of ‘13’ this week (June 11), Black Sabbath are offering up a ton of extras for fans who patiently waited the 35 years it took original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler to release a new full-length album. In addition to the one-of-a-kind Town Hall they hosted in New York City on release day, they also just revealed the full music video companion to their appearance on the season finale of the TV show ‘CSI.’

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Ozzy Osbourne on Returning to Black Sabbath: ‘It Takes a While to Switch Off Being Ozzy’

Ozzy Osbourne's solo sound owes a lot to the music he made with Black Sabbath, but he found it difficult to get back in the band mindset when he rejoined Sabbath for the new '13' album.

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Black Sabbath, ’13′ – Album Review

Here's the rundown on '13,' Ozzy Osbourne's first full-length album with Black Sabbath in 35 years: It's not embarrassing in the least. In fact, it's pretty darn good and at times it's great.

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Black Sabbath Explore Themes of Greed, War and Religon in New ‘God Is Dead?’ Video

The images used to create the nearly nine-minute-long Black Sabbath video for 'God Is Dead?' come from a wide range of places. Little new footage was shot for the just-released clip. Instead director Peter Joseph borrowed from his previous works and archival Sabbath footage.

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