Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Battling Pneumonia

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is currently battling pneumonia. His wife, Gloria Butler, commented:

“After day 1 at Dr with my husband & was told he was negative for flu, Covid, strep & tonsillitis; I said…well, he’s positive for being a pain in my arse. Day 2 at Dr, he was told he has pneumonia. Although, still positive for being a pain; I now feel guilty for thinking that.”

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Tests Positive For COVID-19 Once Again

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has tested positive for COVID-19 once again. He tweeted the following about that:

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Planning To Release Autobiography In Early 2023

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,”, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler offered an update on his autobiography. The effort is currently expected to be released in early 2023.

Butler said the following:

“[It’s] finished. I sent the manuscript in three weeks ago, so now I’m just waiting for the edited version to come back so I can go nuts.”

He continued:

“The trouble is ever since I sent in the manuscript I thought about seven things I’ve left out. So I’m gonna probably drive them nuts now.”

Butler also added the following about release plans:

“I think it’s looking like the beginning of next year now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler Finishes First Draft Of His Upcoming Autobiography

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler has officially finished the first draft of his upcoming autobiography. The bassist tweeted the following about that:

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) To Release “Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection” Box Set

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler will be releasing a new box set, titled “Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection,“ on July 30. The set will come with his three solo albums, “Plastic Planet,” “Black Science,” and “Ohmwork,” as well as a bonus disc featuring “rare material.” A new greatest hits compilation, titled “The Very Best Of Geezer Butler,” will also be released on the same day.

“Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection” Track Listing:

CD 1 – “Plastic Planet”:

01. “Catatonic Eclipse”
02. “Drive Boy, Shooting”
03. “Giving Up The Ghost”
04. “Plastic Planet”
05. “The Invisible”
06. “Séance Fiction”
07. “House Of Clouds”
08. “Detective 27”
09. “X13”
10. “Sci-Clone”
11. “Cycle Of Sixty”

CD 2 – “Black Science”:

01. “Man In A Suitcase”
02. “Box Of Six”
03. “Mysterons”
04. “Justified”
05. “Department S”
06. “Area Code 51”
07. “Has To Be”
08. “Number 5”
09. “Among The Cybermen”
10. “Unspeakable Elvis”
11. “Xodiak”
12. “Northern Wisdom”
13. “Trinity Road”

CD 3 – “Ohmwork”:

01. “Misfit”
02. “Pardon My Depression”
03. “Prisoner 103”
04. “I Believe”
05. “Aural Sects”
06. “Pseudocide”
07. “Pull The String”
08. “Alone”
09. “Dogs Of Whore”
10. “Don’t You Know”

CD 4 – Bonus:

01. “Pseudocide” (No Intro)
02. “Prisoner 103” (Demo)
03. “The Invisible” (Instrumental)
04. “Area Code 51” (Demo)
05. “Cycle Of Sixty” (Radio Mix)
06. “X13” (Radio Mix)
07. “Northern Wisdom” (Demo)
08. “Beach Skeleton” (Japanese Version)
09. “Pardon My Depression’ (Alt Take)
10. “Misfit” (Rough Mix)
11. “I Believe” (Demo)
12. “Four Feathers Fall” (Demo)
13. “Drive Boy, Shooting” (Live)
14. “Detective 27” (Live)
15. “House Of Clouds” (Live)

“The Very Best Of Geezer Butler” Track Listing:

01. “Drive Boy, Shooting”
02. “Man In A Suitcase”
03. “Misfit”
04. “The Invisible”
05. “Box Of Six”
06. “Pardon My Depression”
07. “House Of Cards”
08. “Mysterons”
09. “Aural Sects”
10. “Detective 27”
11. “Number 5”
12. “I Believe”
13. “Catatonic Eclipse”
14. “Among The Cybermen”
15. “Prisoner 103”
16. “Plastic Planet”
17. “Area Code 51”

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Claims He Was Using The Devil Horns Hand Gesture Years Before Ronnie James Dio

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler claimed that he used the devil horns hand gesture years before his late bandmate Ronnie James Dio. The bassist says he has photos of himself using the symbol in 1971 and that he “always used to do it in the breakdown in the song ‘Black Sabbath’.”

Butler said the following:

“I’ve been doing that sign since — I’ve got pictures of me doing it since 1971. And I always used to do it in the breakdown in the song ‘Black Sabbath’ — just before it goes into the fast part at the end, I’d do that sign to the audience. And on the first couple of ‘Heaven And Hell’ tour shows, Ronnie was saying, ‘When I’m going on stage, everybody is doing the peace sign to me, and that’s an Ozzy thing. I feel like I should be doing something back to them.’ He says, ‘What’s that sign that you do in ‘Black Sabbath’?’ And I showed him the devil horns sign. And he started doing it from there and made it famous.”

He continued when aked why he never publicly took credit for the devil horns before:

“I didn’t really think much of it. As I say, I’ve got pictures of me doing it in 1971. And it was just an alternative to Ozzy’s peace signs, I was doing it. And if you look at the ‘Yellow Submarine’ album cover [from THE BEATLES], John Lennon’s cartoon character is doing it, in 1966 or whatever it was. So it’s an old sign. I was just doing it ’cause [English occultist] Aleister Crowley used to do it.”

Butler also claimed that Dio took other things from him:

“There’s a lot of things that he nicked off me that he claimed that he was the originator. But he made it famous, so I didn’t care. The [DIO] album title ‘Sacred Heart’; that’s where I used to go to school. And he called one of his songs ‘One Foot In The Grave’. I jokingly said, ‘We should call the album ‘One Foot In The Grave’.’ And then when he left [SABBATH], he called one of his songs that. He was very naughty about things like that. And when I did an autograph, I’d write ‘Magic’. So Ronnie started writing ‘Magic’ as well. In fact, he called his [DIO] album ‘Magica’. He was very naughty about things like that.”

He added the following when asked if he ever confronted Dio:

“Nah. Only about the devil horn sign.”

UPDATE: Butler has since clarified his comments on Twitter:

[via Blabbermouth]

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Receives Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler has officially received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The bassist said the following:

“Second vaccination completed. Can I go to England now? #please #missingtherain #longestivebeenaway”.

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) Working On New Book

During a recent interview with Wall Of Sound, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler revealed that he is working on a new book. He said the following about that:

“I’m currently putting together a book about growing up in Aston, Birmingham and how Sabbath came about… but I’m really enjoying semi-retirement and not having to do anything or be anywhere, especially after being away from home for most of the last fifty years.”

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) To Reissue Three Solo Albums

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler will be reissuing “Plastic Planet” (feat. Fear Factory‘s Burton C. Bell), “Black Science,” and “Ohmwork“ on October 30. The albums will be available on CD and vinyl with updated artwork and they can be pre-ordered HERE.