Geezer Butler Has More Than 100 Riffs for Next Project

By Andrew Magnotta

November 17, 2017

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler said he has "about 120 riffs" for his next project.

The metal legend added in his comments to Rolling Stone that his next step will be to "pick a guitarist and sort through them."

Butler told Billboard earlier this week that he's been enjoying his time away from music, but has also been building a recording studio in his home to prepare for his next project.

"We've recently moved house this year and I'm going to be building my home studio, but it's taken me ages. Next year I'll see if I can get back into music."

Butler told Rolling Stone that while he's in no rush to release new music, he'd love to perform again.

"If it were up to me, we'd still be touring now," Butler said. "It was because [Tony Iommi's] illness that we limited it to 81 dates. I would have gone on forever, if I was allowed to. If a one-off [concert] worked out [at some point in the future], I'd be on board. Otherwise I'm happy to let things lie."

A documentary and concert film called The End which uses footage from Sabbath's final concert comes out today, November 17. 


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