Friday, December 16, 2016
As part of the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News stories of the past year.
Finalists for the 7th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.
The 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 22.
2016 Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10
10 – THE EAGLES
09 – AC/DC
08 – TRIUMPH
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 7: BLACK SABBATH
In January, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler reignited a feud over a failed 2013 reunion of the band’s original lineup and the reasons behind drummer Bill Ward’s absence from the group’s farewell tour.
Ward – who participated in the initial rehearsals for the “13” album and tour – has always maintained that he sat out a reunion over contractual issues while the band says the drummer was not physically fit to take on the road, bringing in Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk for the studio sessions and Tommy Clufetos of Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band to handle live shows.
As recent as summer 2015, Ward said he still wanted to regroup with his bandmates for another tour but an apology from Ozzy for remarks in recent years was a necessary first step to a full reunion.
Butler echoed Osbourne’s comments about Ward’s health issues in a new interview that brought an immediate public response from the drummer.
Check out the No. 7 hennemusic story of 2016 on BLACK SABBATH here.
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