Geezer Butler’s Book

This is not a picture connected with the book. I just chose a random picture as I found it amusing.

Geezer’s Book is out today!  Have you got a copy?  Details below if you haven’t.

Yesterday evening, I found a link for Geezer Butler’s long awaited discography on Amazon US.

The book is to be titled “Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath – And Beyond”.  The release date is 6 Jun 2023 (in the US/North America), and it’s 8 Jun 2023 in the United Kingdom.

ISBN: 9780063242500
ISBN 10: 0063242508
Imprint: Dey Street Books
On Sale: June 6, 2023
Pages: 288 pages
List Price: $29.99

Anyway, here’s some ordering links if you’d like to get in there and order one – there’s plenty of places here.  A short note about ordering.  If you use the Amazon links from my website, I make a very small percentage of the sale, which goes to help support my website, so thanks for that.

Press blurb from publisher

A rollicking, effusive, and candid memoir by the heavy metal musician and founding member of Black Sabbath, covering his years as the band’s bassist and main lyricist through his later-career projects, and detailing how one of rock’s most influential bands formed and prevailed. 

With over 70 million records sold, Black Sabbath, dubbed by Rolling Stone “the Beatles of heavy metal,” helped create the genre itself, with their distinctive heavy riffs, tuned down guitars, and apocalyptic lyrics. Bassist and primary lyricist Geezer Butler played a gigantic part in the band’s renown, from suggesting the band name to using his fascination with horror, religion, and the occult to compose the lyrics and build the foundation of heavy metal as we know it.

In Into the Void, Butler tells his side of the story, from the band’s beginnings as a scrappy blues quartet in Birmingham through the struggles leading to the many well-documented lineup changes while touring around London’s gritty clubs (Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and The Who makes notable appearances!), and the band’s important later years. He writes honestly of his childhood in a working-class family of seven in Luftwaffe-battered Birmingham, his almost-life as an accountant, and how his disillusionment with organized religion and class systems would spawn the lyrics and artistic themes that would resonate so powerfully with fans around the world.

Into the Void reveals the softer side of the heavy metal legend and the formation of one of rock’s most exciting bands, while holding nothing back. Like Geezer’s bass lines, it is both original, dramatic, and forever surprising.


  1. Brian Metcalfe says

    Will look forward to the Geezer Butler ,Into the Void,should be a good one

  2. Will you be updating your timeline if the book brings new info to light?

  3. As always, how do I get a signed copy? Thank you.

  4. Robert Paul Gooldy says

    Ordered an autographed copy and received. I worked at Best Buy in St. Louis and Geezer came in to return something. This was prior to cellphones so I went and made a copy of the return slip which had his signature on it as Terry Butler.

  5. Mike Murphy says

    Got it as a Christmas gift – Great read. Nice to read about Geezer’s life, especially his younger years.

    A lot of familiar Black Sabbath stories, but quite a few that I’d never heard before – Especially some of the goings on, on tour.

  6. What a great book it is! I’ve read Tony’s book and it was good to know Geezers experience too. Next one on the list is Ozzy’s book, see the band from all sides.

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