On Las Vegas massacre’s second anniversary, original Black Sabbath drummer releases song in honor of the victims

iStock/Melissa KopkaTo mark today's second anniversary of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has released a folk song called "Arrows."

"To me, it's kind of like laying a wreath and sending the very best to everybody and wishing everybody well...the injured and just a way of saying we're very sorry that all those things happened, and that we honor those who are not with us today," Ward says in an online video.

He adds, "It's a very solemn gesture, but, at the same time, I've written a song that I hope can bring some solace and good things to those that are still working through that particular shooting, and those particular issues that they encountered because of the shooting.

The chorus features Ward singing, "Never again shall we shoot all our arrows to kill."

According to Rolling Stone, Ward recorded the song with his Bill Ward Band, which for this recording includes former Megadeth bass player James Lomenzo, ex-Whitesnake and Billy Idol drummer Brian Tichy and Ward's longtime guitarist Keith Lynch.

On October 1, 2017, 58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from a nearby hotel. It remains the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in U.S. history.

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