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Bill Ward
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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Always Think Cancer Means Death’

For over two years, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has battled cancer. Through songwriting, massive touring and all the work that comes with releasing a new album, Iommi has risen to the occasion, giving all he has to millions of Sabbath fans worldwide. Despite Iommi's incredible efforts, Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted that he initially thought Iommi was handed a death sentence by doctors.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

See the First Tweets From Metallica, Slayer, Slash, Black Sabbath, David Draiman + More!

Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.

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Black Sabbath Box Set
Rhino Records

Black Sabbath to Compile Early Studio Albums in New Box Set

More than 40 years after they helped spawn the heavy metal genre, Black Sabbath are still going strong. You can revisit the band's early days with the box set ‘Black Sabbath: The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978,′ set for an April 15 release.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Bill Ward Details Recent Health Setbacks, Current Recovery and Future Projects

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has struggled with a few health issues lately, but the man is healing up and will soon sit behind the kit once again. In a new update from Ward himself, the drummer writes about shoulder surgery, contracting perforated diverticulitis, rehab and when exactly he plans on being back.

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Tony Iommi
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Selling England Home for $4.3 Million

If you thought the Osbournes had a nice house, you should see where Tony Iommi lives. According to the Birmingham Post, the Black Sabbath guitarist has put his Lapworth, Warwickshire, home on the market and the residence is reportedly going for a cool £2.6 million, which is about $4.3 million in U.S. currency.

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Tony Iommi
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Black Sabbath ‘Far Too Busy’ To Think About Another Album

Most people in their mid-60s are thinking about retirement, but Black Sabbath are riding a wave of popularity and nonstop activity thanks to the success of last year's album '13.' The disc was so well received that fans want to know if and when the band will record another album.

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Black Sabbath Optimistic About Another Album

Black Sabbath have been fairly non-committal about their next album, choosing to be cautious rather than pinning down specific plans, but those hoping for more music after the '13' success story can get a little excited about comments they made at the Grammy Awards, where they won the trophy for Best Metal Performance ('God Is Dead?').

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Ozzy Osbourne Jeff Hanneman Trent Reznor
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire (Osbourne and Reznor) / Kevin Winter, Getty Images (Hanneman)

Open Letter to the Grammys: Give Metal and Hard Rock the Respect They Deserve

We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.

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MSO PR

Black Sabbath’s ‘God Is Dead?’ Wins 2014 Grammy for Best Metal Performance

Congrats are in order for Black Sabbath, who took home the 2014 Grammy for Best Metal Performance on Sunday (June 26) for their song 'God Is Dead?' It was a solid category this year, but the metal godfathers emerged victorious.

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