Bill Ward – Black Sabbath
Bill Ward is an English musician best known as the original drummer in Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Sabbath. He played with Sabbath between 1970 and 1983, and for a reunion in 1998. Over the years Bill has never stopped playing and has had many solo projects. In 2017 he formed a band called Day of Errors and in 2020 released two songs as the Bill Ward Band, in which Ward sang vocals.
There’s very little online about Ward’s veganism in recent years but in 2013, he told Eat, Play, Rock1Crawford, J. 2013. Black Sabbath’s Founding Drummer Bill Ward Talks Art. EatPlayRock.com. Available: https://eatplayrock.com/2013/08/black-sabbath-bill-ward-art/ [Accessed 16 March 2021].:
“It’s just a healthier way of living that was inspired by my wife several years ago. She had adopted the vegan lifestyle. It was not political. It was not about saving the animals or anything. It has become that, of course, but originally the reasons were purely selfish, just a healthier lifestyle.”