No More BLACK SABBATH Tours? Geezer Butler Hints At The Possibility

Wednesday, 14th August 2013

BLACK SABBATH bassist Terry “Geezer” Butler recently suggested in an interview with The Chicago Sun-Times that the days of full-scale touring for SABBATH might be coming to an end. Here are a few excerpts:

Q: As a musician, do you feel still up to your powers? A lot of your peers have struggled to stay relevant.

GB: I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it because I still really enjoy playing. I’ll know when the day comes I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour. But I want to go out on a high. The band is playing really well at the moment.

Q: Why the last?

GB: I don’t know. I just got a feeling. It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t lie about that. I’m old now. It really is tough going on every night. You wake up next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot pride in yourself, and I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.

BLACK SABBATH’s 13 comeback album was released in June and featured drummer Brad Wilk (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) in place of Bill Ward.