Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler reunited with their estranged drummer Bill Ward on Saturday night of 11th May 2019, at "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" awards ceremony and live tribute concert at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Rival Sons performed a medley of "War Pigs", "Changes" and "Paranoid" for Iommi, Butler and Ward at the event, where Sabbath was honored by The Recording Academy with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Earlier today, Iommi wrote on Twitter: "Another Grammy! Great performance from Rival Sons yesterday, thanks guys."
Butler tweeted: "Last night at the #grammy #LifetimeAchievementAwards #TonyIommi #BillWard."
Rival Sons drummer Mike Miley wrote on Instagram: "What an experience. We @rivalsons got to present a @recordingacademy Lifetime Achievement Award to @blacksabbath last night, and perform a medley of their songs, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM, and a vast array of other stars and legends, at the @dolbytheatre In Hollywood. I got to sit down with @billwarddrummer for a few precious moments; talking about jazz, feel, and rhythm, and other life stuff. What a treat. What a legend and what a sweetheart 'Wardy' is."
The Recording Academy produced "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" in partnership with Thirteen as part of the "Great Performances" series on PBS, set to air later this year.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording. The award is determined by a vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Prior to Saturday night, the last time Iommi, Butler and Ward were all in a room together was back in May 2015 when they accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivor Novello Awards in London, England.
Blabbermouth.net, 12 May 2019