Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler shares autobiography update

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is sharing an update on his autobiography.

“Just turned in the 1st draft of my book so I’m now thinking of titles,” Butler tweeted. “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.”

Last year, Butler revealed that he had been working on the project, which will trace the story of the rocker’s upbringing in Aston, Birmingham in the 1950s and 1960s, forming his first band – Rare Breed – with Ozzy Osbourne in 1967, and teaming up with his future Black Sabbath bandmates the following year.

“I started out because when my parents died I always wished I’d asked them a lot more things than I knew about,” Butler told in 2021. “I don’t really know much about my mum and dad, ‘cause they were always just there. So, I started writing a memoir for my grandkids to read, and that’s been fun going through stuff - old times and growing up in Birmingham and all that.”

As the iconic UK band’s bassist and lyricist, Butler’s autobiography will mark the third memoir by a member of the group: Osbourne published “I Am Ozzy” in 2009, and guitarist Tony Iommi released “Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath” in 2011; drummer Bill Ward is also writing his own life story.

The iconic metal band released their self-titled debut in 1970 and went on to sell more than 70 million albums worldwide; they were inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2005 and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.

Black Sabbath wrapped up a farewell tour in their hometown of Birmingham, UK in February of 2017; their final performance is featured on the live package “The End.”

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