Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sharon Osbourne says she isn’t Black Sabbath’s manager

The status of the Black Sabbath reunion is currently in limbo, thanks to drummer Bill Ward’s recent announcement that he has been presented with a contract that he did not feel comfortable signing, while also disrespecting his role as one of the founders of the lengendary metal pioneers.

Judging by the rumblings of fans, many assumed Sharon Osbourne was involved and somehow responsible for the unsuitable agreement presented to Ward.

Not so, she says.

"I am not in any position to hire or fire anyone in Black Sabbath. I don't manage the band, I manage my husband,” tweeted Sharon on Wednesday evening.

It remains to be seen who is behind the fee structure for the Sabbath reunion, as each of the players seem to have their own managers.

Three-quarters of the band are in the UK working on a new album with producer Rick Rubin, while Ward awaits the presentation of a contract more to his liking.

A Sabbath world tour is schedule to start May 18 in Moscow.

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Olympia Theater – Paris, FR – December 20, 1970

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