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Geezer Butler

Geezer Butler in 2013.
Background information
Birth name Terence Michael Joseph Butler
Also known as Geezer
Born (1949-07-17) 17 July 1949 (age 67)
Aston, Birmingham, England

Heavy metal
blues rock
hard rock




Bass guitar

Years active 1967–present


Associated acts

Black Sabbath
Geezer Butler Band
Ozzy Osbourne
Heaven & Hell
Rare Breed

Notable instruments

Lakland Geezer Butler Model
Fender Precision Bass
Vigier basses
Rickenbacker 4001

To do the Ozzfest again would be great. I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album. You always feel that it is still a challenge.
Geezer Butler
Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling.
Geezer Butler
I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in.
Geezer Butler
To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band. That s all we were. We just took those blues roots and made them heavier.
Geezer Butler
I don't feel a lack of hope. It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
Geezer Butler
If you polish things too much, it loses the feeling.
If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band. Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys.
Geezer Butler
Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death.
Geezer Butler
It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever. We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me.
Geezer Butler
When you see all of these bands citing you as influences, it makes you feel relevant.
Geezer Butler
The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal.
Geezer Butler
What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That's what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence.
Geezer Butler
However long the song is was how long it took us to write it.
Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!
Geezer Butler
I would not want to write something about something I do not think about.
It doesn't matter who you vote for. It's still the same billionaires that run the world.
Geezer Butler
Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.
Geezer Butler
I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started.
I like to deal in the reality of life. I'm too old to sing about women and things like that.
Geezer Butler
I never try and sound like Sabbath.
Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met. Son of Sam is a close second.
Geezer Butler
I've been perfectly happily married for 25 years, and have a nice life. Inane things don't interest me.
Geezer Butler
It's totally produced now. It's almost like a conveyor belt of what metal's supposed to be like these days. It's not music to me.
Geezer Butler
I love soccer. That's all I ever watch. I'll watch it all day if I can. But I'm too bloody old to play now.
Geezer Butler
We were into Hendrix and Cream, who were like the heaviest bands around at that time. We just wanted to be heavier than everybody else!
Geezer Butler
The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work.
Geezer Butler
Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
Geezer Butler