Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward recently spoke with U.K.’s Metro, and told them that he is “in contact” with the other members of the band, even though he didn’t participate in the band’s farewell tour.
“I talked to Ozzy [Osbourne, SABBATH singer] two nights ago,” he said. “A lot of things have crossed between us and there’s new boundaries that I’ve had to build, but I don’t think any less of them. I’ve been working with Tony [Iommi, SABBATH guitarist] since 1964 when I was 16 years old. They’re my brothers and I love them.”
As for the possibility of him reuniting with BLACK SABBATH again at some point in the near future, Ward said: “As far as I’m concerned, the book’s never closed with SABBATH. I’m writing like a demon, I’m living life.
“My biggest contention has been, ‘Let’s make another album,'” the 73-year-old added. “Nothing live necessarily, because I’m looking at what I can realistically do. The way I play the drums, it’s becoming tougher as I get older. I haven’t spoken to the guys about it, but I have talked to a couple of people in management about the possibility of making a recording. Which I can do safely, even with COVID around. I can lay track at my studio in Los Angeles. I’m very open-minded about doing something like that.”
BLACK SABBATH finished their “The End” tour in Birmingham, England wrapping up a 49-year career.