Bill Ward and his old Black Sabbath bandmates Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were reunited in Los Angeles on Saturday night for the first time since 2015.

The trio were attending the Grammy Salute To Music Legends ceremony at the cityโ€™s Dolby Theatre, where Black Sabbath were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy by the Recording Academy.

Rival Sons performed for Sabbath on the night, with the annual award given to artists who have “made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording.โ€ 

Iommi later posted a picture of himself, Ward and Butler, saying, โ€œAnother Grammy! Great performance from Rival Sons yesterday, thanks guys.โ€

Butler also posted a couple of images from the evening on his Twitter account.

In other Sabbath news, an exhibition is set to get under way in their home town of Birmingham next month.

Black Sabbath 50 Years will run from June 26 until September 29th at the Museum & Art Gallery and will look back at their history, celebrate their contribution to British music, and explore the history between the band and their fans.

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  • jeffrey heffernan on

    funny though,they did not give it to them on the broadcast of the show, god forbid the world would see this on primetime,i would not have even showed up for this nonsense

  • Brian B on

    The Grammys suck. That was really the only comment needed here.

    • Doug R. on

      Well Brian, I think we can all agree on that, the Grammys do suck! Their heads are as “Thick As A Brick!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Charles Clinchot on

    Flute does not equal Metal, and should stay in the world of HR Puffinstuf, But, Bag Pipes are definitely Hard rock/ Metal.

  • D.J.H on

    I’m not a fan of Tull completely, but there are one or two songs I’ve heard (can’t remember the song names now) but when I heard them I didn’t think that they were bad at all.

    However, I do like this version of Locomotive Breath by W.A.S.P. Here’s a link in case you’ve never heard it from 1989:


    • Dana on

      Most W.A.S.P covers are great. I really like their versions of I Don’t Need No Doctor and Easy Livin’, this one was okay. I bet it’s better than the original, and no flute. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Doug R. on

    It’s amazing how the world’s most influential heavy metal band of all time – Black Sabbath, is still recognized as such considering they used a flute on at least a half a dozen songs, how dare they.

    • Dana on

      Betcha I don’t like those songs, either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Doug R. on

      Probably not.

    • Dana on


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