See The Cover Of Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler’s ‘Into The Void’ Autobiography

March 30, 2023

Your wait is almost over. Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler‘s autobiography, “Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath – And Beyond”, is being released on June 6 (via HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books)!

Butler said, “After spending my entire life creating memories, to eventually set aside how reserved I am, I have put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). The recollection of my life (thus far) is coming out 6/6/23. Yes I know that 2×3=6. Although unintentional, having that as a release date suits me fine. If pre-ordering is your thing, you can do so on #amazon. If you are in the UK & want a signed edition, you can pre-order from Coles Books.”

The publisher said, “In ‘Into The Void’Butler tells his side of the story, from the band’s beginnings as a scrappy blues quartet in Birmingham through the struggles leading to the many well-documented lineup changes while touring around London’s gritty clubs (Eric ClaptonJimi HendrixFrank Zappa, and The Who makes notable appearances!),and the band’s important later years. He writes honestly of his childhood in a working-class family of seven in Luftwaffe-battered Birmingham, his almost-life as an accountant, and how his disillusionment with organized religion and class systems would spawn the lyrics and artistic themes that would resonate so powerfully with fans around the world.”

You first heard about Geezer’s autobiograhpy through a tweet he posted on his Twitter account on April 6, 2022, “Just turned in the 1st draft of my book so I’m now thinking of titles. So far, I have: Into the Void, Basses Loaded, Past Forward, What The Butler Did, Bassic Instinct. Feel free to send me which of those you think would suit my #autobiography”.

Geezer is the third member of the original Black Sabbath lineup to release an autobiography. Ozzy’s released his memoir, “I Am Ozzy”, on January 25, 2010. It debuted #2 on the New York Times’ “Hardcover Nonfiction” best-seller list. And guitarist Tony Iommi’s memoir, “Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath”, was released in hardback in November 2011. It landed at position #35 on the New York Times’ “Hardcover Nonfiction” best-sellers list.

Do you think Geezer’s book will fare as well as Ozzy & Tony’s books did?


Written by Todd Hancock