Bad blood between old friends can be a messy business—even more so when it’s parodied on Twitter.
Black Sabbath reunited again back in November for a world tour and new studio album. Yet contract disputes and reported health concerns forced original drummer Bill Ward to exit the band. The battle between the two camps has spilled out in a couple of public statements, with conflicting stories from the band and Ward on what really happened.
Perhaps the only real, truthful insight we can gain into the dispute is from a Twitter account chronicling the saga. Or perhaps not.
Starting with the band trying to ignore most of the albums on its website, the parody goes on to detail the band’s attempts to scrub Ward’s drumming from all previous records. Though the bulk of the tweets are jokes aimed at Ward and drummers, the parody pokes fun at other band members as well.
Perhaps in reference to Ozzy Osbourne’s infamous bat-biting incident, the account tweeted on May 22: “We've perfected the use of carrier pigeons when communicating with each other. Gets a bit messy on stage though.”
Though it has garnered only 126 followers since May 19, a far cry from the tens of thousands of followers more popular parodies enjoy, the tweets are frequently amusing and occasionally hilarious.
Best of all, there are no easy “Paranoid” jokes just yet.
Photo via YouTube, edited by Lauren Orsini