The Black Sabbath
drama continues to heat up, with people outside the band interjecting in the fallout after drummer Bill Ward quit last week.
has felt the need to clarify that she didn't "fire
" drummer Bill Ward
, after accusations that she played a part in forcing Bill from the band.
"I am not in any position to hire or fire anyone in Black Sabbath. I don't manage the band, I manage my husband,
" she tweeted
While the majority of Sabbath fans appear to have sided with Bill in this dispute, his son Aron Ward
felt the need to address his father's critics.
"He was working extremely hard and close with the other three on this album/reunion tour. He was in very good spirits and sounded excited to be writing.
" Aron wrote in a lengthy Facebook post
"He's risen above this bulls - thing called showbiz for the last 30 years. He's respected because he's real and honest, not just because he's a complete bad-a-- on the drums.
"Sadly, the current 'Sabbath' statement reads as if someone would rather see the remaining members play in front of thousands of disappointed, confused and resentful fans then give my dad a dignified agreement.
While Bill's departure from the band remains headline news, guitarist Tony Iommi
continues to battle cancer.
"He's gonna beat it,
" Ozzy Osbourne
said in an interview to be broadcast on SiriusXM Radio (via Blabbermouth
). "He's got so much support, not only from each one of us in the band, but the fan base; it's unbelievable ... He ain't gonna die, I'm telling you. I told him if he dies, I'm gonna kill him.
Black Sabbath continue to write and record in England while Tony receives cancer treatment near his home.