Forbes Interview

Geezer Butler Of Black Sabbath On New Book ‘Into The Void,’ Writing ‘War Pigs’

Growing up in post-World War II England informed the early worldview of Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler.

Butler’s father was a veteran, the roof of his childhood home was damaged by a bomb and bombing sites doubled as a playground in the Aston area of Birmingham, experiences which would influence him as he began writing the lyrics to songs like “War Pigs.”

Soon, concepts like poverty, pollution and famine would make their way into his lyrics, with Black Sabbath writing easily relatable songs during a time when such topics were anything but the norm.

You can read this at the Forbes website here.

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Your Thoughts


  1. Zeev

    Hi there.
    Just finished the book.
    Must say it was great time,every minute counts for good.
    Decent storytelling, very detailed, with pure love for music.
    The explanation of the lyrics ,love story,everything. THANKS,SIR!!!

  2. David


    Loved the book and then listened to the audiobook. Brilliant!

    I wish somebody like Danny Boyle would do a TV series based on your book (and Tony’s and Ozzy’s) like he did with The Sex Pistols. The Sabbath story would just have everything – drama, comedy and the best soundtrack ever!

  3. Jeremy Robbins

    I just finished the book and thought it was great. Growing up and showing your love for music and animals are great. Thanks!!

  4. Carl L Schultz

    Great book! A fine look back on a career of ups and downs. Learned a few things too.


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