Tony Iommi Wanted Carl Palmer to Replace Bill Ward

artist: black sabbath date: 08/22/2013 category: general music news
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Tony Iommi Wanted Carl Palmer to Replace Bill Ward
Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer recently revealed that he was invited to join Black Sabbath as a replacement for Bill Ward, but couldn't due to tour obligations with Asia. As Palmer told WENN, the invitation came directly from Tony Iommi once it was clear that Ward wouldn't take part in the latest reunion. "Tony and I did talk when they were looking for drummers to make the album and he put me forward," he said. "I couldn't do it because I was off with Asia, we were touring and then something else came up. I couldn't have done it but I would have loved to. It just wasn't on the cards." However, the stickman also pointed out that he's still very much up for the task, describing heavy music as energizing. "I was classically trained, but basically I'm a rock drummer and I've never been in a true out-and-out guitar band like Black Sabbath, where it's just big riffs very simple but very dynamic. It would be extremely invigorating," Palmer added. Interestingly enough, prog rock giant admitted giving greater appreciation to metal with age. "The older I get, the more I appreciate that music, I was late to come to heavy metal. Asia had a bit of that but we were a little bit more corporate rock and melodic," he concluded. So do you think Palmer would do a better job than Brad Wilk on "13"? Or maybe even a better job than Ward himself? Cream's Ginger Baker was also among the possible choices for metal pioneers, so perhaps he is your favorite. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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