||BREAKING NEWS: BILL WARD FIRED FROM BLACK SABBATH BY SHARON OSBOURNE
7th February 2012: 5.01pm GMT
MetalTalk.net have just been informed by a reliable source that Sharon Osbourne has fired Bill Ward. If this turns out to be true, as fully expected, then it won't go down well with the Metal community.
MetalTalk.net understands that Bill's replacement will be Tommy Clufetos from the Ozzy Osbourne band.
We'll find out more as soon as possible.
Stay posted for more information as we have it...
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Bill made a statement on Friday saying that his contract was "unsignable" and that his position was not "greed driven".
The statement included the words: "I want a contract that shows some respect to me and my family, a contract that will honor all that I've brought to Black Sabbath since its beginning."
Click here to read Bill's statement in full...
Sabbath's response read as follows:
"We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans... we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open... We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll... See you at Download!!!
"- Tony, Ozzy and Geezer"