Loudwire recently published an interesting article where the Metal Allegiance members talk whether or not Black Sabbath’s tour should be with or without Bill Ward.

Metal-heads all around the world were asking whether or not Bill Ward would play with Black Sabbath again. There has been a lot going on back and forth, from Ward’s physical inability to play shows every night to unfair contracts.

In an interview with Louder Noise, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, Alex Skolnick and Mark Menghi all answered the question, “Should Black Sabbath play its final shows without Bill Ward?” All of them remain hopeful that the drummer will join the band on stage, but Ellefson gave some insight from the musician aspect, stating, “If it can’t come together and everybody really feels it in the room either musically or just as a brotherhood then it’s better to leave it alone and let everybody have the memory of what was great back in the glory days. Don’t taint that glory by forcing a reunion to happen.”

Mike Portnoy, who had a bad breakup with Dream Theater, concurred.

I love Bill Ward and he should be there. Whatever, if there’s physical reasons that he can’t be there then okay, that’s understandable, but if it’s strictly a financial thing, that’s inexcusable.”

Black Sabbath announced in September that 2016 will see them embark on The End tour. The trek will start off on Jan. 20 in Omaha, Nebraska as the band deliver their timeless heavy metal classics to the world one last time.

– Antoine Kanaan.

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