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Bill Ward

Bill Ward

Real/full name:
William Thomas Ward
71 (born May 5th, 1948)
Place of origin:
United Kingdom (Birmingham)


Bill Ward is an English musician and visual artist, one of the founding fathers of heavy metal who helped birth the genre as a founding member of Black Sabbath alongside Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne.

As one of the most influential drummers in metal genre, he played with the band since 1968 until 1980 after recording the album Heaven and Hell with Ronnie James Dio, who replaced ...


Bill also made a cameo appearance in the video for Trouble's "Run to the Light".

Bill Ward

Vocals, Drums, Keyboards

1990 Snakes & Ladders (Single) Vocals, Drums, Keyboards
1990 Ward One: Along the Way Keyboards (tracks 4, 8), Drums (tracks 3, 4, 6-12), Vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6-12), Piano (tracks 6, 9), Percussion (tracks 5, 9)
1997 When the Bough Breaks Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting
2003 Straws (Single) Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
2015 Accountable Beasts Drums

Day of Errors

Drums, Vocals (backing) (2016-present)

Black Sabbath

Drums (1969-1980, 1983, 1984, 1994, 1997-2006, 2011-2012)

1970 The Wizard (Single) Drums
1970 Paranoid / Rat Salad / Wight Is Wight (Split) Drums
1970 Club-Sonderauflage (Compilation) Drums
1970 Evil Woman (Single) Drums
1970 Black Sabbath Drums
1970 Paranoid (Single) Drums
1970 Paranoid Drums
1971 Paranoid EP (EP) Drums
1971 The Best Of (Compilation) Drums
1971 Sweet Leaf (Single) Drums
1971 Children of the Grave (Single) Drums
1971 Master of Reality Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6-9), Lyrics (track 2)
1971 Iron Man (Single) Drums
1972 Tomorrow's Dream (Single) Drums
1972 Paranoid '72 (Single) Drums
1972 Wicked World (Single) Drums
1972 Snowblind (EP) Drums
1972 Attention! Black Sabbath (Compilation) Drums
1972 Black Sabbath Vol 4 Drums
1973 Changes (Single) Drums
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Changes (Single) Drums
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Looking for Today / Sabbra Cadabra (EP) Drums
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Timpani (track 8), Drums, Percussion, "Hands" (track 7)
1974 Pop Giants: Volume 9 (Compilation) Drums
1975 Am I Going Insane / Hole in the Sky (Single) Drums
1975 Attention! Black Sabbath Volume 2 (Compilation) Drums
1975 Reflection (Compilation) Drums
1975 Sabotage Drums
1975 We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll (Compilation) Drums
1976 Back Street Kids (Single) Drums
1976 Gypsy (Single) Drums
1976 It's Alright (Single) Drums
1976 Paranoia (Compilation) Drums
1976 Star Gold (Compilation) Drums
1976 Technical Ecstasy Vocals (lead) (track 3), Drums
1977 Paranoid / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Single) Drums
1977 Greatest Hits (Compilation) Drums
1978 Never Say Die (Single) Drums
1978 Hard Road (Single) Drums
1978 Never Say Die! Vocals (lead) (track 9), Drums, Vocals (backing) (track 4)
1980 Lady Evil / Children of the Sea (Single) Drums
1980 Heaven and Hell Drums
1980 Live at Last (Live album) Drums
1980 Neon Knights / Children of the Sea (Live) (Single) Drums
1980 Die Young (Single) Drums
1982 Turn Up the Night (Single) Drums (track 2)
1983 Trashed (Single) Drums
1983 The Best: The Ultimate in Heavy Metal (Compilation) Drums
1983 Born Again Percussion, Drums
1985 The Collector Series - The Collection (Compilation) Drums
1986 RSVP Music Videos: Heavy Metal (Split video) Drums
1989 Smoke on the Water (Split) Drums
1990 Rock Giants (Compilation) Drums
1991 The Black Sabbath Story Volume I: 1970-1978 (Video) Drums
1991 Backtrackin' (Compilation) Drums
1991 The Black Sabbath Story (Compilation) Drums
1991 The Ozzy Osbourne Years (Compilation) Drums
1992 The Black Sabbath Story Volume II: 1978-1992 (Video) Drums
1992 Iron Man (Compilation) Drums
1993 The Gallery (Compilation) Drums
1994 Never Say Die (Video) Drums
1994 Iron Man (Compilation) Drums
1996 The Sabbath Collection (Compilation) Drums
1998 Reunion (Live album) Drums
1998 Psycho Man (Single) Drums
1999 The Last Supper (Video) Drums
1999 The Best of MusikLaden Live (Video) Drums
1999 Black Mass (EP) Drums
2000 The Collection (Compilation) Drums
2000 The Best of Black Sabbath (Compilation) Drums (tracks 1.1-16, 2.1-14, 2.16)
2002 Past Lives (Live album) Drums
2002 The Black Sabbath Story Volume Two (Video) Drums
2002 The Black Sabbath Story Volume One (Video) Drums
2002 Symptom of the Universe (Compilation) Drums
2006 Greatest Hits 1970–1978 (Compilation) Drums
2007 The Dio Years (Compilation) Drums (tracks 1-5), Songwriting (tracks 1-5, 13)
2009 Black Sabbath's Greatest Hits (Compilation) Drums
2010 Classic Albums: Paranoid (Video) Drums
2010 Frantic / Paranoid (Split) Drums
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Blue Thunder

Drums (1986-?)

Max Havoc

Drums, Vocals (backing) (1982-1983)


Drums (1968-?)

The Rest



2000 Iommi Drums (track 9)

Ozzy Osbourne

1993 Live & Loud (Live album) Drums (LP2 track 9)
1993 Live & Loud (Video) Drums (track 17)

Bill Ward

1997 When the Bough Breaks Co-producer, Mixing (executive producer)
2003 Straws (Single) Co-producer

Black Sabbath

2010 Classic Albums: Paranoid (Video) Executive producer (for Black Sabbath)
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