Geezer Butler Net Worth

Back in the 1970’s everyone wanted to live like a Rockstar. Nowadays everyone still wants to live like one because Rock stars embody everything that is great with being popular. Crowds of devoted fans, non-stop partying and awesome music. Geezer Butler could not ask for more. Born on the unknown in the place called Aston, United Kingdom. This British bred Bassist, Musician, Songwriter, Lyricist has a lot of talents and gifts. The biggest one of all is creating rock music that millions worldwide love. The music of Geezer Butler has been featured in movies, TV shows, commercials and is played on the internet non-stop. Who would have thought that a kid from unknown could one day be one of the biggest rock stars in the world? Well it turned out to be true and right now Geezer Butler has a net worth of $70 Million. It is good when you are a rock star.

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He got his nickname in school; as he called everybody “Geezer”, the nickname stuck with him through entire life. Geezer came in touch with professional music in 1967 when he formed the band Rare Breed, with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals. During that time, Geezer was dating a girl who lived close to Tony Iommi, and the two got acquainted when Tony’s and Geezer’s band played together at a local nightclub. Geezer and Osbourne broke up their collaboration, but then reunited by way of Polka Tulk, joining with Tony Iommi and Bill Ward. Soon they changed their name to Earth, but found out that there was already a band of the same name, and so changed it again to Black Sabbath.

Geezer oversaw the release of 14 albums, including “Paranoid” (1970), which topped the UK Albums Chart, and achieved four times platinum status in the US, “Master of Reality” (1971), which achieved double platinum status in the US, “Heaven and Hell” (1980), on which Ronnie James Dio served as the vocalist, “Born Again” (1983), which certified platinum in the UK, and their last studio release “13” (2013), which topped the charts in several countries, including UK, Austria, US and Germany.

Apart from Black Sabbath, Geezer has worked with Ozzy Osbourne on Ozzy’s solo albums, “Just Say Ozzy” (1990), “Live & Loud” (1993), and “Ozzmosis” (1995), while he also worked with Iommi, Dio and Vinny Appice in the band Heaven & Hell, releasing three albums – “Live from Radio City Music Hall” (2007), “The Devil You Know” (2009), “Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell” (2010), which has also improved his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Geezer is married to Gloria Butler, and the couple has two sons. Geezer is a big supporter of the Aston Villa soccer club. Furthermore, Geezer is a vegan and has protested against Fortnum and Mason, while also urging fans to support him.

Most recently he spent a night in jail after being involved in a bar brawl; he was charged with misdemeanor assault, vandalism and public intoxication.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Geezer Butler
  • Net Worth: $70 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 17, 1949
  • Place Of Birth: Aston, United Kingdom
  • Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
  • Profession: Bassist, Musician, Songwriter, Lyricist
  • Nationality: British
  • Spouse: Gloria Butler
  • Children: Terrence Butler
  • Nicknames: Terence Michael Joseph Butler , Butler, Geezer , Terence Butler , Terence Michael Joseph “Geezer” Butler , Geezer
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gzrmusic
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gzrmusic
  • Google+: https://plus.google.com/+geezerbutler
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0960657/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/geezer-butler-mn0000193848
  • Music Groups: Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell (2006 – 2010), GZR (Since 1995), Geezer Butler Band
  • Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
  • Movies: The Last Supper, Black Sabbath: Up Close and Personal, Black Sabbath: Total Rock Review, Black Sabbath: Masters from the Vaults: Cross Purposes, Heaven & Hell: Neon Nights: Live at Wacken

Quotes

  • [on the issue of a new ‘Black Sabbath’ recording, 2013] It’s like the old saying – you do what you know best. You sort of forget all the keyboard bits and all the multi-instruments and just get back to the basics, like on the first three or four albums, and just keep that live feel. We had the sort of philosophy that if it wasn’t done in four takes, then forget it.

Facts

  • The song Sweet Leaf got its name from a brand of cigarettes that he bought in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Vegan.
  • Played on all of the classic Black Sabbath albums, 1970-1983.
  • Was Black Sabbath’s main lyricist throughout the 1970s.
  • Got nicknamed “Geezer” (a British slang term for “guy” or “dude”), because of his own habit of referring to everybody as a “geezer” at the time.
  • Is a fan of Doctor Who (1963), and makes references to this TV show in some songs found on his second solo album.
  • Originally played guitar but, when Black Sabbath formed, they needed a bass player, so he switched to bass.
  • He occasionally played bass for former Black Sabbath bandmate, Ozzy Osbourne, during Ozzy’s solo career; appears on the live album, “Just Say Ozzy” (1990), and on Ozzy’s 1995 album, “Ozzmosis”.
  • Left Black Sabbath in 1984, saying in interviews that he was “sick of it all”. However, he officially returned to the group in 1991. He recorded two more albums with Black Sabbath (1992’s “Dehumanizer” and 1994’s “Cross Purposes”) before leaving again in 1994. Soon afterwards, he formed his own band called “G/Z/R”.
  • Bassist for the legendary heavy metal band, Black Sabbath.
  • Is often credited as Black Sabbath’s principal songwriter.

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Drugaí Marú II Short writer: “Electric Funeral” filming
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Good Girls Revolt 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Suicide Squad 2016 writer: “Paranoid” – as Terence Butler
Angry Birds 2016 writer: “Paranoid” – as Terence Butler
Vinyl 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Fargo 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Superkids – Die größten kleinen Talente der Welt 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Bloodline 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Scorpion 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Rage 2006-2014 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
300: Rise of an Empire 2014 writer: “War Pigs” – as Terence Butler
Star King 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
This Is the End 2013 writer: “War Pigs”, “The End of the Beginning” – as Terence Butler
The Hangover Part III 2013 writer: “N.I.B.” – as Terence Butler
Elementary 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended 2012 TV Special documentary writer: “Hole in the Sky” – as Terence Butler
Dark Shadows 2012 writer: “Paranoid”
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodes
On Track with SEAT 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Fresh Meat 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Heaven & Hell – Neon Nights, Live in Europe 2010 Video writer: “E5150”, “The Mob Rules”, “Children of the Sea”, “I”, “Bible Black”, “Time Machine”, “Fear”, “Falling off the Edge of the World”, “Follow the Tears”, “Die Young”, “Heaven and Hell”, “Country Girl”, “Neon Knights” – uncredited
Runaway 2010/I Short writer: “Hell of a Life” “Hell of a Life – uncredited
It’s Kind of a Funny Story 2010 writer: “It’s Alright” – as Terence Butler
Fubar: Balls to the Wall 2010 writer: “Die Young” – as Michael Terence Butler
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Bones 2010 writer: “Sweet Leaf” – as Terence Butler
Californication 2007-2009 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
WWE Raw 2009 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Brütal Legend 2009 Video Game writer: “Children of the Grave”, “Never Say Die”, “Symptom of the Universe”
Gentlemen Broncos 2009 writer: “Paranoid” – as Terence Butler
The Art of the Steal 2009 Documentary writer: “Iron Man”
Madden NFL 2010 2009 Video Game writer: “Paranoid”
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: “Heaven and Hell”
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: “Heaven and Hell”
Iron Man 2008 writer: “Iron Man” – as Terence Butler
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: “Paranoid”
Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall 2007 Video writer: “E5150”, “After All The Dead”, “The Mob Rules”, “Children of the Sea”, “Lady Evil”, “I”, “The Sign of the Southern Cross”, “Voodoo”, “Computer God”, “Falling Off the Edge of the World”, “Die Young”, “Heaven and Hell”, “Lonely is the Word”, “Neon Knights”
Music Within 2007 writer: “N.I.B” – as Terence Butler
Rock Band 2007 Video Game lyrics: “Paranoid” / music: “Paranoid” / writer: “Paranoid”
We Are Marshall 2006 writer: “Paranoid” – as Terence Butler
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game lyrics: “WAR PIGS” – as Terence Butler / music: “WAR PIGS” – as Terence Butler
The Dresden Dolls: In Paradise 2005 Video writer: “War Pigs” – as Butler
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game writer: “Iron Man”
Lords of Dogtown 2005 writer: “Iron Man” – as Terence Butler
Imaginary Heroes 2004 writer: “It’s Alright” – as Terence Butler
Nacktschnecken 2004 writer: “Paranoid” – as Terence Butler
The Simpsons 1991-2003 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
School of Rock 2003 as Terence Butler, “Iron Man”
Mike Graham Presents: The Best of Classic Championship Wrestling Vol. 1 2003 Video writer: “Iron Man” – as Terence Butler
Ozzy Osbourne: Live at Budokan 2002 Video documentary writer: “Paranoid”
Party at the Palace: The Queen’s Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: “Paranoid”
Ultimate X: The Movie 2002 Documentary short writer: “Paranoid”
Grounded for Life 2001 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary writer: “Into the Void”, “Paranoid”
Solitude 2000 writer: “Solitude” – as Butler
Wings of the Crow 2000 writer: “Children Of The Grave”
Gilmore Girls 2000 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Almost Famous 2000 writer: “Paranoid”, “Sweet Leaf” – as Terence Butler
Futurama 2000 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Eva & Adam TV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2000 music – 1 episode, 2000
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live 1999 Video short writer: “Black Sabbath”, “Paranoid”, “Iron Man”
Any Given Sunday 1999 writer: “PARANOID” – as Terence Butler
Detroit Rock City 1999 writer: “Iron Man” – as Terence Butler
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper 1999 Video documentary writer: “War Pigs”, “N.I.B.”, “Electric Funeral”, “Fairies Wear Boots”, “Into the Void”, “Sweet Leaf”, “Snowblind”, “Dirty Women”, “Black Sabbath”, “Iron Man”, “Children of the Grave”, “Paranoid”
That ’70s Show 1999 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Heart By-Pass 1998 TV Movie documentary writer: “Iron Man”
Private Parts 1997 writer: “Paranoid” – as Terence Butler
The Jerky Boys 1995 writer: “Symptom of the Universe” – as Terence Butler
The Stöned Age 1994 writer: “Paranoid” – as Terence Butler
Dazed and Confused 1993 writer: “Paranoid” – as Terrance Butler
Rock N’ Roll Racing 1993 Video Game lyrics: “Paranoid” – uncredited / music: “Paranoid” – uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Wayne’s World 1992 “TIME MACHINE”
Zombie ja Kummitusjuna 1991 writer: “SOLITUDE” – as Butler
Sid and Nancy 1986 writer: “Paranoid” – as Butler
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: “Paranoid”, “Iron Man”
Heavy Metal 1981 writer: “The Mob Rules”
Top of the Pops TV Series writer – 2 episodes, 1978 – 1980 music – 1 episode, 1978
Countdown 1974 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Self
Title Year Status Character
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Himself – Black Sabbath
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself – Nominee
Black Sabbath: Live… Gathered in Their Masses 2013 Video Himself
Fantástico 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Black Sabbath: 13 2013 Documentary short Himself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 TV Series Himself
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne 2011 Documentary Himself
Heaven & Hell – Neon Nights, Live in Europe 2010 Video Himself
Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid 2010 Documentary Himself
That Metal Show 2009 TV Series Himself – Guest
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Himself
Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall 2007 Video Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2007 TV Series documentary Himself – Black Sabbath
Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life 2006 Video documentary Himself
VH1’s Heavy: The Story of Metal 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
FanClub 2001 TV Series Himself (Black Sabbath)
We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n Roll 2001 Documentary Himself
Black Sabbath: The Best of MusikLaden Live 1999 Video short Himself (Bass) (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper 1999 Video documentary Himself (Bass)
Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud 1993 Video Himself (Black Sabbath bass player)
The Black Sabbath Story Vol. 2 1992 Video documentary short Himself
Black Sabbath: The Black Sabbath Story, Volume 1 1992 Video Himself (Bass) (as Black Sabbath)
Ozzy Osbourne: Don’t Blame Me 1991 Video documentary Himself
Moscow Music Peace Festival 1989 TV Special Himself (Ozzy Osbourne Bassist)
Arena 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
Ozzy Osbourne: Wicked Videos 1988 Video documentary short Himself – Bass
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath: Never Say Die 1984 Himself / Bassist (as Black Sabbath)
Black and Blue 1981 Documentary Himself (Black Sabbath)
Top of the Pops 1970-1978 TV Series Himself – Member: Black Sabbath / Himself
P 4 – Ein Film über Festivals 1970 TV Movie Himself – Musician (as Black Sabbath)
Beat-Club 1970 TV Series
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Inside Black Sabbath 2004 Video documentary Himself – Black Sabbath

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