GEEZER BUTLER Talks To 'The Metal File' About 40th Anniversary Of 'Paranoid', Future Plans

September 29, 2010

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was interviewed for this week's "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. You can stream the show using the audio player below.

Due on November 15, "The Ozzy Years - Complete Albums Box Set (Limited Collectors Edition)" contains all the Ozzy-era BLACK SABBATH albums housed in a black cross, the box also contains a 100-page exclusive illustrated discography featuring rare covers from throughout the world.

The box set will include:

* Complete albums set in exclusive Japanese Miniatures, housed in Cross with booklet

- Black Sabbath
- Paranoid
- Master Of Reality
- Volume 4
- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
- Sabotage
- Technical Ecstasy
- Never Say Die
- We Sold Our Souls

* Containing a complete 100-page "Ozzy Years" discography

* 3 exclusive radio documentaries

* Guitar-pick set

* Poster

In a recent interview with Canada's Exclaim!, Butler stated about the current status of BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL, "We're all just on hold since [HEAVEN & HELL singer] Ronnie [James Dio] passed away. We did a tribute concert for his cancer fund a bit ago and that's about it. We're just wondering what to do next."

On the topic of Dio's passing, Geezer said, "It was one of those things when he was responding really well to treatment [for stomach cancer]and everyone was feeling positive again. The tour was going ahead again and Ronnie felt up for it; was looking forward to the tour. About six weeks before that, it came back with a vengeance and hit him really hard. . . It's really difficult because it's obviously never happened to us before. It's difficult to know what to, especially at our age. We're not sure. Do we start all over again? We're just gonna see how it goes. That's the thing. He's a very close friend of mine as well as someone I work with. It's a big part of my life gone."

"The Metal File" interview:

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