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Salty Black Sabbath Drummer Sitting Out Reunion

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11:  (L-R) Musicians Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath appear at a press conference to announce their first new album in 33 years and a world tour in 2012 at the Whiskey A Go-Go on November 11, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Original Sabbath skin-thunderer ( ... drummer) Bill Ward is saltily boycotting the group's reunion and new Rick Rubin–produced album, which is exactly what Ward did when the metal pioneers got back together with Ronnie James Dio a few years ago. "I'm very, very sorry that it's fallen to this," Ward blogs (via ArtsBeat), referencing an unsignable contract and "the failure to remember where we came from, the failure to be as brothers." Somewhere, Ozzy is mumbling his fuck-peppered disappointment.

Photo: Kevin Winter/2011 Getty Images