Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Black Sabbath reveal farewell tour drummer in rehearsal video

In a new video, Black Sabbath have revealed that Tommy Clufetos will be behind the drum kit for the band’s upcoming farewell tour.

The group shared a preview clip of a run-through of their 1970 classic, “Paranoid”, from rehearsals for The Final Tour, with Clufetos on drums behind Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward continues to sit out a reunion with his bandmates over contractual disputes and a nasty exchange with Osbourne over remarks he's made in recent years.

Ward previously declined to participate in the group’s 2013 album “13”, which was ultimately recorded with Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine while Clufetos - Ozzy’s solo drummer – handled live dates for the tour.

Black Sabbath will launch the farewell run on January 20 in Omaha, NE.

On January 22, the band will release expanded editions of their first three albums – 1970’s “Black Sabbath” and “Paranoid”, and 1971’s “Master Of Reality.”

See also:

Ozzy Osbourne discusses Black Sabbath’s legacy and solo plans
Black Sabbath to release expanded editions of first three albums
Black Sabbath may release extra tracks from 13 sessions
Ozzy Osbourne producing show for The History Channel
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