Black Sabbath bassist spends night in jail
By Jon Liebman
January 28, 2015
Iconic metal bassist Terence “Geezer” Butler reportedly got into a bar fight at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, CA, Tuesday, leading to his arrest for battery, vandalism and disorderly conduct.
According to an Inyo County sheriff’s deputy, witnesses saw Butler get into a verbal exchange with another patron before striking him, breaking a window in the process.
An official statement from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department indicated that Butler spent a night in jail and was released “after detox and citation.”
Geezer Butler is the founding bassist and prominent songwriter of the heavy metal rock group Black Sabbath, formed in Birmingham, England in 1967, along with lead singer John “Ozzy” Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward.
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