Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler arrested

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 January 2015
Geezer, Tommy and Ozzy

Geezer Butler, Tommy Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne

Geezer Butler has been arrested after allegedly becoming involved in an alcohol-fuelled bar brawl at a saloon in California on Tuesday (27.01.15)

Geezer Butler has been arrested.

The Black Sabbath bassist spent the night in a jail cell on Tuesday (27.01.15) after allegedly being involved in a booze-fuelled bar brawl at the Corkscrew Saloon in Death Valley, California, where he was charged with misdemeanour assault, public intoxication and vandalism.

According to an official statement from Inyo County Sheriff's Department which booked the lyricist, officers were called to the bar following a fight in which the 65-year-old musician - who was charged under his full name, Terence Michael Butler - was involved, which led to one person being assaulted and a window being smashed.

The statement read: "Shortly after midnight on Jan. 27, sheriff's dispatch received a call regarding a verbal and physical altercation.

"After the Inyo county sheriff's deputy arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses, it was determined that there had been an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation -- resulting in an individual being struck, and a broken window."

The rocker - who has been in the band with Ozzy Osbourne and Tommy Iommi since 1968 - was released from the facility on Wednesday morning (28.01.15) after he "dried out".

The two-time Grammy winning band have not performed together since July 2014 when they concluded their two-year tour in London's Hyde Park, while Geezer - who lives in California with his wife, Gloria Butler, and their several cats - has no upcoming scheduled tour dates.

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