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Geezer Butler
July 17, 1949 -
Nationality: English
Category: Musician
Subcategory: English Musician

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.


It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever. We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me.


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.


It doesn't matter who you vote for. It's still the same billionaires that run the world.


Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!


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.


Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met. Son of Sam is a close second.


The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work.


The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal.


I never try and sound like Sabbath.


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.


Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.


I like to deal in the reality of life. I'm too old to sing about women and things like that.


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.


I would not want to write something about something I do not think about.


However long the song is was how long it took us to write it.


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!


When you see all of these bands citing you as influences, it makes you feel relevant.


I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started.


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.


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