Black Sabbath Finally Reunite With Bill Ward In New Photos

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Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler finally reunited with drummer Bill Ward at the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Tony Iommi wrote on Instagram, “Another Grammy! Great performance from Rival Sons yesterday, thanks guys.”

Geezer Butler tweeted, “Last night at the #grammy #LifetimeAchievementAwards #TonyIommi #BillWard.”

Ward was not involved in Black Sabbath’s reunion or farewell tours in the mid 2010’s, as Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk ended up drumming on several 13 tracks. Ward had originally appeared at a 2011 press conference announcing the band’s reunion. Black Sabbath retired in 2017.

The ordeal had caused the drummer serious anguish in recent years. “I’ve gone through a lot of tears,” Ward told Rolling Stone in 2017. “I’ve grieved the loss of three of my best friends. I’ve grieved the loss of their company, their words, their laughter, their joy, and above all, their music. … I’ve grieved the loss of the fans, and I’ve grieved the pain of what all this has created.”

But now, he says, he’s come out the other side. “I can’t afford to have resentment,” he explains. “I can’t afford to be angry. I can’t afford these things spiritually or physically. So I knew I had to be rid of them.”

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