Bill Ward didn’t get the chance to tour with Black Sabbath on their final worldwide jaunt, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting some final closure on that point in his life.
On June 28th the Sabbath co-founder will launch an online store over at Reverb.com where he’s selling more than 200 pieces of authentic gear used in the studio and on tour.
“Whoever gets this gear will get good karma. I really hope the new owners will be able to feel the energy of it. Of course, I’m going to miss all of the gear – there’s some really nice history here – but if these items are going to drummers who will use them, then that warms my heart.”
In all, there will be more than 150 drum heads, signed and dated from tours and recordings from the ’70s to present day, as well as signed and dated sticks from 2005. The shop will also feature the six-piece Super Zyn cymbal set used on Sabbath recordings from 1968-71, including the band’s self-titled first album and Paranoid.