Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has written a letter to fans regarding the status of the band and who will be taking over for drummer Bill Ward, now that he has officially left the group.
After months of contracts and negotiations that just didn’t work out, Ward declared himself out of the band a few days ago.
Butler said Tommy Clufetos, currently in Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band, will be filling in for Ward as the band performs three more shows this year.
Butler expressed remorse over Ward not being part of the Black Sabbath reunion. You can check out the entire letter on the band’s website, here.