Bill Ward: 'I Can't Listen to New Black Sabbath, It's Too Painful'

artist: black sabbath date: 11/12/2013 category: general music news
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Bill Ward: 'I Can't Listen to New Black Sabbath, It's Too Painful'
Bill Ward has been talking to Rock Cellar about the first and only time he heard the new Black Sabbath album. As the drummer notes, he finds it too painful to listen to a Sabbath record that he isn't playing on: "The only thing I've heard from '13' is ... maybe 40 seconds of the first song, and then I turned it off. I haven't heard anything off that album at all. And to be quite honest, I don't care to either. It's too painful. "If I want to rip my guts out, I'll put it on. I mean, I wish them all the luck - well, not luck, they don't need luck - but I wish them all the best in the world. But for me, I can't listen to it, it's too close to home, you know. Like I said, I listened to the first 40 seconds of 'God is Dead?' and I just said I can't listen to this anymore." Ward, who declined to join the reunited Sabbath because of contractual issues, has also stated his admiration for the fans who have supported his decision: "The fans have been brilliant. I feel like I've got a real close contact with them. I've never reached such a point of really having such closeness with everybody. I'm trying to grasp this moment now. Their reactions and their words. Even up until last night when I went shopping, I bumped into a guy who was absolutely wonderful and he had wonderful things to say to me. It's happening all the time. I'm getting letters from all over the world, musicians, all kinds of things and they completely support me. And I'm forever grateful that they've reacted in a really positive way. It's just been this huge endearing experience. I can't say enough about it, really. I'm at a loss for words. (Long pause) It tears me up, you know. Even as I'm talking to you now, I'm not far away from a tear. I had to follow my heart under the most difficult circumstances."
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