Mug shot via TMZ
Usually when someone says the term ‘bar fight’, the first thing that comes to mind is a few of stinking drunk bikers punching each other into another dimension. That scene seems to be exactly what happened to Black Sabbath’s bassist Geezer Butler got himself into last week. According to TMZ, the 65-year-old was left to sleep it off in the Inyo county drunk tank after he was charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication, and vandalism. He was then released after ‘detox & citation’, according to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department’s press release.
The press release, made after Butler was released, details the event:
"Shortly after midnight on January 27th, Sheriff's Dispatch received a call regarding a verbal and physical altercation that took place at the Corkscrew Saloon located at the Furnace Creek Ranch property in Death Valley National Park.
"After the Inyo County Sheriff's Deputy arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses, it was determined that there had been an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation — resulting in an individual being struck, and a broken window. Terence Michael Butler, a 65-year old man from Beverly Hills, California, was arrested for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism.
"Butler was booked into the Inyo County Jail and released after detox and citation.”
While getting in bar fights isn’t very shocking for anyone in the hard rock and metal world, considering Butler is in his 60s and still raising hell in random Death Valley bars, it’s kind of impressive. It’s not even known who started the fight, really, but it is funny to picture a 65 year old metal legend starting a fight with some random bar patron. So, stay metal, Butler.