Check out the Black Sabbath photo gallery at Blacksabbath.com. Drummer Bill Ward has been erased from history.
The photo gallery for the band features images of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler but there is no Bill Ward. Even group shots have been cropped to erase departed drummer Ward completely.
This isn’t the first time Sharon Osbourne has pulled this stunt. When Lee Kerslake and Bob Daisley, founding members of Blizzard of Ozz, took legal action over unpaid royalties, they were erased from the reissued albums. Their performances on the albums were replaced with session players and their images taken from the album covers, thus tampering the history for the fans.
The petty removal of Bill Ward from the Black Sabbath photo gallery is pathetic and childish.
See for yourself here http://www.blacksabbath.com/gallery.html?ga=11&pg=2
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath performed the first show since their reunion at the O2 Academy in their hometown of Birmingham last night.
The line-up was minus founding member Bill Ward. Ozzy Osbourne’s drummer Tommy Cluefetos took Ward’s place. Ozzy was on vcoals with Geezer Butler on bass and Tony Iommi on guitar.
Black Sabbath have cut back their appearances and will now only play the headline slot on the Download Festival and at Lollapalooza.
The show in Birmingham last night was a warm-up show.
The Black Sabbath setlist was:
Into The Void (from Master of Reality, 1971)
Under The Sun (from Black Sabbath Vol. 4, 1972)
Snowblind (from Black Sabbath Vol. 4, 1972)
War Pigs (from Paranoid, 1970)
Wheels of Confusion (from Black Sabbath Vol. 4, 1972)
Electric Funeral (from Paranoid, 1970)
Black Sabbath (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
The Wizard (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
Behind The Wall of Sleep (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
NIB (from Black Sabbath, 1970)
Fairies Wear Boots (from Paranoid, 1970)
Tomorrow’s Dream (from Black Sabbath Vol. 4, 1972)
Sweet Leaf (from Master of Reality, 1971)
Symptom of The Universe/Drum Solo
Iron Man (from Paranoid, 1970)
Dirty Women (from Technical Ecstasy, 1976)
Children of The Grave (from Master of Reality, 1971)
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, 1973)
Paranoid (from Paranoid, 1970)