Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler Arrested After Bar Brawl


Geezer Butler,Tony Iommi,Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath rocker Geezer Butler was arrested following a drunken bar brawl in Death Valley on Tuesday night.

The 65-year-old bassist spent the night in jail to “dry out” after getting into a fight at the Furnace Creek Ranch’s bar, Corkscrew Saloon.

Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the musician for battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.

The Inyo County police said in a statement, “After the Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses, it was determined that there had been an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation, resulting in an individual being struck and a broken window”.

Geezer Butler was booked into the county jail and was later released after “detox and citation.”

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Butler is a founding member of Black Sabbath and head songwriter of the iconic heavy metal band, which is fronted by Ozzy Osbourne.

The band, formed in Birmingham in 1967, have won two Grammy Awards and have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

They last performed together for the two-year Black Sabbath Reunion Tour, which ended on July 4 in London’s Hyde Park.

Geezer resides in Los Angeles with his wife Gloria and their seven cats. He has two sons, one of which is Terence ‘Biff’ Butler, former frontman of Nu-metal act Apartment 26.

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