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Geezer Butler explains why he doesn’t talk with Ozzy anymore

Geezer Butler

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Geezer Butler explains why he doesn’t talk with Ozzy anymore

The legendary Black Sabbath co-founder, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler just released his autobiography “Into The Void – From Birth to Black Sabbath” and he revealed that he no longer speaks to Ozzy Osbourne, but there is no fight between them, the problem happened with their wives Gloria Butler and Sharon Osbourne.


In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, the musician said that he still keeps in touch with the guitarist Tony Iommi and with the drummer Bill Ward, even though he doesn’t use the internet and to talk with Bill, you have to send an e-mail to his wife first.

Geezer Butler explains why he doesn’t have contact with Ozzy anymore

“He’s always been there for me (Tony Iommi). You know, he’s a good friend. We can slag each other to death. It’s like marriage, really. You have terrible arguments, you fall out and you come back together. But he’s always there. He always is.”

“I hope he is after this book as well. I still love Bill (Ward), but he’s not on the internet. If you want to talk to Bill, you have to email his wife and she has to tell him. It’s really awkward. (Laughs) Ozzy I don’t speak to at all,” Geezer Butler said.

The bassist was then asked if there was any chance that they might talk to each other again and he replied: “I very much doubt it. We didn’t fall out, it was the wives.”

Geezer was a member of the group from 1968 to 1984, 1987, 1990 to 1994, 1997 to 2006 and was part of their final reunion from 2011 to 2017. Their final concert happened in their hometown Birmingham back in 2017.

The only member of the group who was part of all the recordings was the guitarist Tony Iommi. Sabbath released 19 studio albums and are one of the best-selling albums of all time with an estimated amount of more than 70 records sold worldwide.

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