BLACK SABBATH’S GEEZER BUTLER ARRESTED AFTER BAR BRAWL
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested Tuesday night (January 27th) after an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California.
According toTMZ.com, the 65-year-old musician was booked at the Inyo County Jail under this full name of Terence Michael Butler.
Butler was charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism and has since been released “after detox and citation,” the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release.
A deputy on the scene determined that there had been “an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation — resulting in an individual being struck, and a broken window,” according to the Sheriff’s Department statement.
A founding member of Sabbath, Butler is also the lyricist of such Sabbath classics as “War Pigs,” “Paranoid,” “Iron Man” and many others.
Butler, Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi reunited in 2011 and released their first album together in 35 years, 13, in June 2013.
Sabbath will issue one final studio CD and tour behind it in 2015.