Whats wrong with these musicians??? Eddie Van Halen attempted to remove bassist Michael Anthony from original Van Halen album covers. The Red Hot Chili Pepper/Rolling Stone Magazine photoshopped John Frusciante from a magazine cover. The Rolling Stones also photoshopped bassist Bill Wyman from a b-sides album cover.
Ozzy Sharon Osbourne even went so far as to have the drums and bass re-recorded on his first two solo album to avoid paying the original musicians.
Now Black Sabbath posted this photo on their official Facebook on May 31, 2015.
Cool photo of Ozzy, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler crossing the street right? Now look close, do you see that smudge on the wall to the right of Ozzy? That’s Sabbath ex-drummer Bill Ward. Here’s the unedited photo.
Not only is Black Sabbath attempting to change history but they didn’t even do a good job as you can still see part of Ward’s leg and foot in the photo.
I understand that it’s called the “Music BUSINESS” and there has been tons of animosity and legal wrangling between Ward and the band, but c’mon there’s no need to change history. Shit happens. Ozzy himself was kicked out of Sabbath yet somehow continues to be in charge of their legacy.