This weekend’s edition of legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward‘s radio show “Rock 50” included his spotlight on ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante.
Check out a highlights video below.
Said Ward: “Those of you who have watched Charlie play, he… I mean, his bass-drum work is phenomenal. He hits hard, he comes out real… I mean, he gets in the ring, man; this guy fights. He’s right there.”
You can listen to the entire show at this location.
“Rock 50” with Bill Ward is a monthly show that features hardcore and classic metal presented by one of the originators of the “heavy metal” sound, originating from the beautiful LA Radio Studio overlooking the L.A. Harbor in the historic Ports ‘O Call Village in San Pedro, California.
“Rock 50” is co-hosted and produced by former KNAC personality Mike Stark.
Ward claimed that he sat out the current BLACK SABBATH reunion because of unfair contractual terms, although the members of SABBATH have hinted in other interviews that he wasn’t physically up to the task.
Ward was on board for the reunion when it was first announced in November 2011, but backed out soon after.
SABBATH has used Ozzy‘s regular touring drummer Tommy Clufetos since then for live work. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE‘s Brad Wilk laid down the drum tracks on SABBATH‘s new album, “13”, which came out in June 2013.