Bill Ward Makes Surprise Appearance With Black Sabbath Bandmates

05/22/2015
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(hennemusic) Black Sabbath were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards in London on Thursday. Ozzy Osbourne missed the event while drummer Bill Ward reunited with guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler to accept the prize, according to The Birmingham Mail.

Now in its 60th year, the annual UK music industry event organized by the British Academy Of Songwriters And Authors honors the work of songwriters and composers.

Backstage, Iommi confirmed Black Sabbath would launch their farewell world tour in 2016, something Osbourne recently revealed. Ward said it was great to see Iommi and Butler again and admitted he felt "very uncomfortable" knowing they had been on tour without him. I hope that can change," he added.

Ward's appearance was a surprise given the recent exchange of lengthy public notes with Osbourne over a disagreement about the drummer's fitness level for Black Sabbath's world tour in support of their last album, "13." Read more here.

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