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Confirmed: Bill Ward out of Black Sabbath reunion



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Bill Ward has confirmed that he won't be behind the kit for any of Black Sabbath's reunion shows.

The drummer had earlier claimed he was waiting for a "signable contract" before he would commit to the gigs, which include a show at Birmingham's O2 Academy this Saturday.

A new statement from Ward confirms that such a deal has not come to pass.

"I am passionate in my desire to play with the band and I'm very, very sorry. I was particularly excited to play alongside Tony after the recent treatments he underwent. I wanted that to become a reality.

"I couldn't help feeling some resentment towards the failure to reach an agreement, the failure to remember where we came from - the failure to be brothers, as we once were."

To see the full statement head here.