Brad Wilk Black Sabbathin ”13”-albumista: ”Toivoisin Bill Wardin soittaneen levyllä minun sijaani”

Kirjoittanut Teemu Esko - 27.7.2016

Brad WilkRage Against The Machinesta ja Prophets Of Ragesta tuttu rumpali Brad Wilk kertoi hiljattain Alternative Nationille soittamisesta Black Sabbathin viimeiseksi jääneellä ”13”-studioalbumilla alkuperäisrumpali Bill Wardin sijaan. Hän kommentoi aihetta seuraavasti:

”That was an absolute dream come true.

”I was a 14-year-old kid sitting in his room with a record player trying to learn Bill Ward parts, and BLACK SABBATH is one of my favorite groups of all time. So to actually be asked to play drums with them was an incredible experience.

”For the first week, it was really hard for me to even deal with the fact that I was in a room with them possibly heading towards making a record with them.

”They’re all great people. I loved being around them, I loved hearing their history and stories while we were making the record. I loved working with Rick Rubin; he is an incredible producer.

”I was just blessed to be in the room doing that. To say I was a part of it was incredible. However, even though it was just the most amazing experience for me, I wish that it could have been Bill Ward instead of me, as amazing as it was for me.”

Black Sabbath -basisti Geezer Butler kertoi The Pulse Of Radiolle Wilkin kanssa työskentelemisestä albumin nauhoitusten aikana:

”I think in the studio, Brad was more like a Bill kind of thing, like an old-school drummer — more jazzier and that kind of thing, which suited the album, the new album.”

Wilkin sijaan yhtyeen liverumpalina tuntuu vokalisti Ozzy Osbournen sooloyhtyeessä soittava Tommy Clufetos. Kun Billboard kysyi Osbournelta 2013 miksi Clufetos ei soita uudella Black Sabbath -levyllä, hän vastasi:

”The way it was dealt with wasn’t very fair on Tommy. Rick Rubin just didn’t want to work with him for reasons I don’t know. He’s a great drummer, and he’s been with me for awhile now and I just felt that nobody discussed the decision about Brad to me, and it’s not fair to Tommy. Tommy was promised the album… It’s not because he was my drummer and my ego wanted him. It was just the fact the way it was dealt with. It just got me a bit, it got me pissed off about it. It’s alright now. He’s a great drummer. I don’t know what the problem was.”

Wilkin soittoa hän kommentoi seuraavasti:

”He did a good job. I don’t have anything bad to say. He’s a very nice guy.”