Published Oct 01, 2019Two years on from the mass shooting at Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest music festival, founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has shared a new song in honour of the victims.
Ward has released the song "Arrows," which you can hear below. In a video shared through social media, Ward said, "It's kind of like laying a wreath and sending the very best to everybody and wishing everybody well, the injured. It's just a way of saying we're very sorry that all those things happened and that we honour those who are not with us today."
He continued, "It's a very solemn gesture, but at the same time, I've written a song that I hope can bring some solace and some good things to those who are still working through that particular shooting and those particular issues that they encountered because of the shooting."
Credited to Bill Ward Band, "Arrows" features Ward on vocals, alongside guitarist Keith Lynch, bassist James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth), and drummer Brian Tichy (Billy Idol). Additional contributions come from Sarah Dugas and Ezra Ward.
A lengthy feud between Ward and his Black Sabbath bandmates led to him not joining the metal icons on their 2017 farewell tour, though Ozzy Osbourne seemed ready to make amends earlier this year.