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