Mistress Carrie interviews Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath

Details on The End

November 16, 2017

Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath called to talk about The End, the end of Black Sabbath, and the release of their final live performance, where it all began in Birmigham England. 

Geezer talked about retirement, and what's next for him. He also talked about what it's like to look back on a carreer with a band, that changed the face of music... forever.

He talked about the legacy, the inspiration, and what it all means. He also gave me an update on Tony Iommi, the state of music today, and vinyl.

Here are the cover versions of Black Sabbath that he loves, and mentioned in the interview embedded in the bottom of this post.

Here are the details on The End, which comes out on Friday November 17, 2017.

Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of Heavy Metal were forged.  The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as "the most incredible adventure you could think of", a journey that would go on to define a genre.
The End, to be released on November 17, 2017, captured the final destination of that adventure - an unforgettable farewell show at the Genting Arena in Black Sabbath's hometown of Birmingham. Filmed February 4, 2017, The End captures the legendary line-up celebrating their storied career, marking the closure of a monumental chapter in rock history. Pre-orders are open now.
With a hit packed set list including Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs and many more, the high production values, visual effects and pyrotechnics wowed fans, as the band delivered the most emotionally charged show of their lives. "Because it was Birmingham, it was a special night for us," said Tony. "It was great to look out and know that all these people have come to see us. What a great feeling. There's nothing like it".
All visual formats feature special bonus material of the band playing a selection of their favorite songs not played on tour.  These intimate live sessions at Angelic Studios were recorded in the days after their final live performance, and mark the band's final studio recordings.  Geezer said, "It will never be 'The End' for me. I'll always be a part of Sabbath, and Sabbath will always be a part of me".
Following last month's world premiere of a companion documentary film in over 1,700 cinemas around the world, Eagle Vision will release the full live show of The End on November 17 on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, double CD, triple 180gm vinyl and a limited deluxe collector's edition. A limited number of exclusive merchandise bundles are also available at PledgeMusic.
The End captures a once-in-a-career performance, an essential snapshot of musical history and a fitting farewell to true innovators and original heavy metal icons, Black Sabbath.
DVD+CD and Blu-ray+CD
DVD and Blu-ray Tracklisting
01.   Black Sabbath
02.   Fairies Wear Boots
03.   Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes
04.   After Forever
05.   Into The Void
06.   Snowblind
07.   Band Intros
08.   War Pigs
09.   Behind The Wall Of Sleep
10.   Bassically / N.I.B.
11.   Hand Of Doom
12.   Supernaut / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Megalomania
13.   Rat Salad / Drum Solo
14.   Iron Man
15.   Dirty Women
16.   Children Of The Grave
17.   Paranoid
CD Tracklisting
01.   The Wizard
02.   Wicked World
03.   Sweet Leaf
04.   Tomorrow's Dream
05.   Changes
1.    01.   The Wizard
2.    02.   Wicked World
3.    03.   Sweet Leaf
4.    04.   Tomorrow's Dream
5.    05.   Changes