Geezer Butler

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Kyng Are Happy to Outwork You

    Eddie Veliz was "born in East LA," the area infamously name checked by Cheech & Chong in song. As Veliz explains in his SoCal vernacular, in his 'hood, kids "were either in a thrash metal band, a super scum punk band, or listening to regional mariachi music. Or maybe a hip-hop kid. We only had (alt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 3/31/14

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    March 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013

    Inevitably, every "best of" list features some tiny--or not so tiny--bias from its compilers. Journalistic objectivity takes precedence, sure, but when even the definition of "metal" is subject to interpretation, there's no true one-size-fits-all best-of list. But that's often the best part of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Ozzy Speaks: Tony Iommi Is "the Most Underrated Guitar Player on the Planet"

    It's pretty much a given at this point that Ozzy Osbourne is going to die onstage. Nothing can keep the man away from that spotlight. Through 45 years of professional triumphs, personal trauma and drug-induced mania, the original heavy metal wailer has effortlessly cultivated a deep love affair with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    A Track-By-Track Analysis of Black Sabbath's New Album 13

    Last week, Black Sabbath released 13, their 19th studio album. In case you haven't heard, it's kind of a big deal. This is the first album since 1978 to feature original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne and the first since 1994 with bassist Geezer Butler. Conspicuously missing from the classic Sabbath line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Meet Courtney Love's New Craigslist Bassist

    Courtney Love recently revealed to Bust Magazine that she had placed an advertisement on Craigslist seeking a female bassist to play in her new (read: renamed) band, Courtney. She requested a musician interested in performing in a "band in the style of Hole" and "in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Live: Witch Mountain Bring A Little Too Much Polish To Saint Vitus

    Witch Mountain w/Lord Dying, Pilgrim, Bezoar Saint Vitus Friday, June 8 Better than: Kittie? Maybe? In theory, Witch Mountain—whose heavy, bluesy fuzz is fronted by the expressive, theatrical Uta Plotkin—should work. But on Friday night at Saint Vitus, Plotkin and her band could only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    A User's Guide To Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

    The metal world lost one of its greatest voices, and one of its nicest guys, on Sunday morning, when legendary singer Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer at 67. After swatting away Internet rumors earlier that day, Dio's wife and manager, Wendy Dio, finally delivered the news herself: "Today m ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2009

    Heaven & Hell Rise Again

    The return of Dio-Era Black Sabbath

  • Music

    March 27, 2007

    Vaya Con Dio

    The other Black Sabbath whips Baphomet's ass at Radio City