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Bill Ward (1948-)

Bill Ward (born William Thomas Ward, May 5, 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England), is the drummer for the pioneering British heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Vegetarian from 1989.

  • from January 16, 2003 : "Bill Ward, Black Sabbath's legendary drummer, 54, recently released Straws, a solo tune available only by download from his Web site,
    Team Pop wanted to get to the bottom of Ward's commitment to peace and the story behind Straws, so we called him at his home in Seal Beach, Calif. Ward told us he intends to press 2,000 limited-edition CD singles by the end of January. The drummer says he will send half of them to heads of state, humanitarian and peace support groups, media outlets and fellow musicians. (The song will also be featured on Ward's upcoming solo album.)
    . . . "I'm not sure what a pacifist is," Ward says. "I'm nonviolent at all costs, but at the same time, I'm a human being. I know that people get angry. I've done that in my lifetime. I don't find fault with that. I think it's a natural human instinct. I know these things happen. There's not much I can do about that except take care of myself and my family as best I can."
    . . . A vegetarian for the past 14 years, Ward is no longer the hard-living heavy metal drummer, boozing and drugging with bandmate Ozzy Osbourne.


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