Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, Age 65, Arrested for Bar Brawl
Geezer Butler may barely move when performing with Black Sabbath these days, but, apparently, it’s not due to a lack of physical endurance! Disproving Chris Barnes’ assertion that “If you eat tofu you’ll get you’re [sic] ass kicked in a fight,” the vegan bassist was arrested Tuesday night for being part of a bar brawl at the Corkscrew Saloon (a two-star dive bar, according to Yelp) on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park. Reports the BBC:
“Inyo County Sheriff’s Office said Terence Michael Butler, 65, was arrested for misdemeanour assault, public intoxication and vandalism.
“He was released after ‘detox and citation’, police said.
“The Californian police department said an argument escalated into ‘a physical confrontation’, resulting in an individual being struck and a window being broken.”
Of course, this report doesn’t tell us any of the really juicy details we’d like to know, such as what the argument was about, and whether or not it was with someone Butler knew previously or just some random dude at the bar. In my imagination, a Sabbath fan recognized Butler and berated him for the whole Bill Ward situation, but it was probably just a couple of old, drunk farts squabbling over something totally incidental. Regardless, good to know this old geezer still has some spunk in ‘im!