BY NATE BROWN & ANDY DOERSCHUK
In his latest lesson that brings to life transcriptions published in the print version of DRUM! Magazine, our resident drum guru Nate Brown dissects the intricacies of Bill Ward’s drum part on the song “War Pigs,” the opening track from Black Sabbath’s second album, Paranoid, released in 1970. Even though Sabbath was the heaviest band of its day, Ward’s part contains plenty of tricky nuances that Brown carefully explains. To read along with the transcription, pick up a copy of the September issue of DRUM! Magazine at your local drum shop, newsstand, or by going here.