Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Recalls Firing Ozzy Osbourne
They didn't reunite until 1997 and didn't record again until 2013, by which time the drummer was out of the band after saying he hadn't been offered a "signable" contract.
Ward tells The Quietus: "I'm like the f***ing janitor in that band. Most of the time I always got the sh*t jobs that nobody wanted to do. But at the time, I thought maybe I was the best guy to do it. I kind of volunteered to do it. Up went my hand - and it was one of the worst things I've ever done in my life, to be honest with you.
"I didn't want him to leave the band, but I could understand the reasons why. That was a tragic day. That was the day the band imploded." Read more here.
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