Geezer Butler released his book Into the Void today (June 6) where he shares he and former Black Sabbath bandmate Ozzy Osbourne don’t speak anymore.

In an excerpt published by Ultimate Classic Rock (UCR), Butler writes in the book’s epilogue that he and Osbourne don’t speak due to a falling out between their wives. He pens, “Me and Ozzy are fine, it’s just that we’re both ruled by our wives. He’s go a big heart and was always there for me in times of trouble.”

Fortunately, Butler is still close with guitarist Tony Iommi. He tells UCR, “Yeah, he’s always been there for me. You know, he’s a good friend. We can slag each other to death. It’s like marriage, really. You have terrible arguments, you fall out and you come back together. But he’s always there. He always is. I hope he is after this book as well.”

As for drummer Bill Ward, Butler says he still loves him, but, ” …. He’s not on the internet. If you want to talk to Bill, you have to email his wife and she has to tell him. It’s really awkward. [Laughs]

Into the Void is available for purchase via

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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