Bill Ward informerade nyligen om läget mellan honom och Black Sabbath. Efter den tredje förhandlingen om kontraktet så har de fortfarande inte kommit överens, eftersom Sharon Osbourne endast vill ge honom och Geezer Butler 5 procent av intäkterna. Något som nu visar sig vara ett aprilskämt.
Det var tidigare i år Bill Ward meddelade att han hoppade av återföreningen med Black Sabbath på grund av att han blivit erbjuden "oacceptabla kontraktsförslag".
Hela meddelandet (aprilskämtet) från Bill Ward / Metal Underground:
"Hello my fans. I am humbled by the outpouring of support you've shown me. On this third round of negotiations my lawyers have sent to Ozzy's attorneys, here is how the reunion stands. Keep in mind I have nothing but respect for my former bandmates, so I wish to not speak in derogatory terms of them.
However, the contract is still unsignable and I am breaking my silence to divulge the reasons why. It's unsignable because Sharon Osbourne only wanted to give Geezer and I five percent each, along with 10 percent for Tony. Mind you, I am not on the dole and I don't need a few quid that badly. I have my honor and as an original member of Black Sabbath I deserve to be shown respect.
Might I add that Sharon also included some mighty rich stipulations to that contract as well. She never forgave me for leaving Ozzfest in 1997 and departing the next year due to health reasons. Bloody nonsense! She made sure that on any of the tour riders I would not get a vegan platter, plus she wanted me to walk Ozzy's twelve dogs before each show.
To top it off, Sharon wanted us to do a version of "Changes" on the setlist that featured Kelly Osbourne dueting with Ozzy. I'm sorry mate, but that's where I draw the line. It was also in the contract that I would have to feature all these new commercial bands that Sharon manages on my monthly radio show on WPMD. What a load of horse bollocks. I can't handle that woman since she threw eggs at our mates in Iron Maiden years back, which upset me enough to leave that tour.
The most unacceptable thing, in my opinion, was how Sharon's management team insisted that the new album we would put out should contain commercial sounding metal that would make it easier for us to get airplay. The boys and I were thinking of calling the new album "Doomination," but she thought the title was too limiting. So, at this point, the contract is still unsignable. Mind you, I am ready at any moment to board a plane from California to Birmingham if a proper contract with no degrading stipulations exists, one in which I'd also get a proper twenty-five percent."
UPPDATERING 04/04/12: Flera läsare har uppmärksammat att uttalandet var ett aprilskämt från Metal Underground. Vilket givetvis är korrekt. Vi bedömde uttalandet som tillförlitligt då flertalet andra etablerade sajter hade uppmärksammat "skämtet". Vi ber givetvis om ursäkt, ställer oss i skamvrån och ser till att granska källorna ytterligare fortsättningsvis.
|Av Sofia Jarlén 04 apr 2012 19:05|