BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has apologized in public to Bill Ward for saying the band’s original drummer had been invited to take part in the SABBATH’s final show.
Earlier this week, Geezer Butler stated in an interview that Ward was offered an opportunity to join the band for the final U.S. concert of its farewell tour, but that Ward declined because he wanted to do either the whole tour or nothing at all.
Then Ward responded on his Facebook Page saying: “I never received an offer to play the final show of ‘The End’ tour with BLACK SABBATH. When the tour was confirmed, my management reached out to the BLACK SABBATH management to inquire as to whether or not they would like to discuss my participation in the tour. We were told there was no interest. That is last conversation we had with them regarding the tour.”
Now Butler has tweeted: “It appears Bill Ward was never invited to do a last show – my mistake. Sorry @billwarddrums.”
It appears Bill Ward was never invited to do a last show – my mistake. Sorry @billwarddrums
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) January 27, 2016