It's been well documented that original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward wasn't happy with the financial terms offered him for the reunion, and we reported yesterday that the band is making progress on the recording of a new album. So if it's not Ward, who IS the drummer??

Guitarist Tony Iommi isn't saying yet. Iommi says that he and Ward remain great friends, "but as far as the business with the band, it's not gonna happen at the moment -- Bill's got his own mind of what he sees and what we see."

Sabbath announced a string of Australian shows for 2013, the band's first in that country since 1974. The still untitled album is also planned for release next year.