billward300 According to, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward recently suffered a perforated diverticulitis (a very serious gastrointestinal condition in which the walls of the intestine have become perforated) and underwent surgery in California. The procedure was successful, and Ward is expected to make a full recovery over the next several weeks. As a result, the artist reception with Ward on October 26th at the Annapolis Collection Gallery in Maryland — where he was scheduled to discuss his fine art debut collection, Absence Of Corners is being postponed.

“I am truly sorry that I have to postpone the Absence Of Corners gallery reception,” said Ward. “The feedback I have received from everyone about this project has been astounding, and I was so looking forward to this event. I want to thank the Annapolis Collection Gallery for everything they are doing. I am honored that they are exhibiting my art, and I hope to get there to celebrate this collection with you all very soon.”

The gallery and Bill Ward have agreed to find another date in the future which will allow him time for a complete recovery.

In other Ward news, he recently told Sick Drummer Magazine that he is working on a new album called Accountable Beats.

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  1. Sharon & Ozzy knew last year he was a pass…..not even close to doing his ’78 thing. Laid at a show by BS or Rush? Ever seen females at a Sabbath show? Yikes. Try Rick Springfield or Buffett….they bring out the foxes. Jack’s liver looks like Alice’s ’78 or Michael Clark ’84.

  2. Neil Peart, Bill Ward and Peter Criss all in the same category as drummers?!? Nothing against Peter but, Criss has ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING on Ward & Peart. Of the two, Ward is certainly superior as far as Jazz styles go but Peart is pretty amazing rock drummer.

    1. Rumor has it Criss took a few lessons from big band great Gene Krupa. Funny, but I would never know it from Peter’s playing. Maybe Gene taught him how to set up his kit or something.

    2. Criss is ok but outside of a little taste of success his partying probably gives him nightmares the same as Pete Best (that’s the original Beatles drummer for Richman and other geniuses). Regret over lost millions and a legacy of “what could have been” are kinda sad. At least Bill Ward should have no regrets

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