As we predicted earlier, Tommy Clufetos will play drums for the Black Sabbath “reunion” shows starting with the O2 Academy show in Birmingham this evening. He is an excellent drummer who has performed and recorded with Ozzy Osbourne since the Scream album. I was a huge fan of Clufetos when he performed with Rob Zombie’s band. Here is what Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has to say about him:
We started rehearsals a few weeks ago with Tommy Clufetos, the drummer who will be on the OZZY & FRIENDS Tour. Brilliant drummer and good bloke.
Clufetos has a unique style that is a blast to experience live. However, in our eyes, there is no Sabbath without Bill Ward. But then again, Butler suggested that Ward was the greedy one in this mess, asking for an unreasonable amount of money to perform. Who do you believe?