Video Lesson: Learn To Play Sabbath’s “Iron Man”

By Andy Doerschuk Published October 4, 2010

In the second installment of our Bill Ward groove analysis, DRUM!’s resident drum guru Nate Brown dissects the intricacies of Bill Ward’s drum part on the song “Iron Man,” from from Sabbath’s second album, Paranoid, released in 1970. Even though Sabbath was the heaviest band of its day, Ward’s part contains plenty of tricky nuances that Brown carefully explains. To read along with the transcription, pick up a copy of the September issue of DRUM! Magazine at your local drum shop, newsstand, or by going here.