Black Sabbath Doubted That Bill Ward Could Keep Up
Osbourne tells Mojo, via Blabbermouth: "There was also another side to it. When Bill came along, we all had to ask, 'Can he do an hour-and-a-half, two-hour gig? Can he cope?'
"My suggestion was that we run through a set and see how he got on. He was so out of condition – and the drummer is the most demanding job in the whole band.
"Bill couldn't remember what the f**k we were doing. You know them yellow stick-on memo notes? He had them all over his f**king drums. I was like, 'What the f**k's that for, Bill?' He said, 'I can't remember what I'm doing.' He has more to say.