Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward Conjures Up A New Band
We’re not sure if it’s actually the end or not, but Black Sabbath are trundling to and fro on their The End world tour. One founding member who is conspicuous by his absence on the trek is Bill Ward, who excused himself from the 2012 Black Sabbath reunion, saying that he was offered a contract which was unfair and which would compromise his “rights, dignity and respectability as a rock musician”.
Three years later, Ward released a solo album, Accountable Beasts. And now, he’s put together a new band called Day Of Errors, as announced today on his website. The new beat combo includes Ward on drums, Joe Amodea on guitar and Nick Diltz on bass. All three will perform vocals, and Ward’s son Aron will handle keyboard duties while Walter Earl will do the percussion bangy bits.
Ward describes the new outfit as, as one might expect, “loud, hard, with overtures of gut-kicking heavy, heavy parts.” It’s unclear when they’ll appear live, or whether recording is underway.
Ward’s former bandmates (“I wish them well, and have no further comment”) will drop into Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Monday August 29. The complete list of The End shows is here.