On the second anniversary of the horrific Las Vegas shooting of 2017, Black Sabbath’s original drummer Bill Ward has shared a new single, ‘Arrows’ in tribute to the lives lost. In a video message posted to his Twitter account. He said: “Hi everybody. My name is Bill Ward, and today I’m speaking on behalf of my band, the BILL WARD BAND”. Read the post and listen to the track below. “Arrows” was written, composed and produced by Ward and features former Whitesnake, Foreigner and Ozzy Osbourne drummer Brian Tichy, and former Black Label Society, Megadeth and White Lion bassist James LoMenzo. There are additional performances by Sarah Dugas and Ezra Ward, as well as Keith Lynch on guitar, and Marcel Fernandez on additional producing and mixing duties.
— Bill Ward (@billwarddrums) October 1, 2019
Bill announced the track
“In the evening of October 1st, 2017, there was a mass shooting in Las Vegas. What we’re going to do on October 1st, 2019 is we’re gonna release a song that I hope will be supportive. To me, 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 honor those who are not with us today.
“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.”