Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler to release autobiography in June

Author Hernan Osuna - 17.2.2023

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler will release his autobiography, Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath — and Beyond, on June 6th through the HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books.

The book will follow both Butler’s personal trip in life as well as tell his side of the Black Sabbath story. This includes his working-class upbringing in Birmingham, the band’s “beginnings as a scrappy blues quartet,” and the internal struggles that led to Black Sabbath’s many lineup changes over the years.

“Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath – And Beyond” is described by the publisher as “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.”

Butler will be the third Black Sabbath founding member to release a memoir, following singer Ozzy Osbourne (I Am Ozzy) and guitarist Tony Iommi (Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath). Drummer Bill Ward also mentioned a couple years ago that he was working on an autobiography. Plus there’s Ronnie James Dio’s posthumous memoir Rainbow in the Dark: The Autobiography, released in 2021.

Pre-order Geezer Butler’s memoir Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath — and Beyond here.