Reports are coming in from the United States that Black Sabbath bass player Geezer Butler has been involved in a bar brawl.
According to TMZ, the metal legend was in the Corkscrew Saloon Bar in Death Valley, California when the incident occurred.
The gossip site has seemingly viewed a sherrif's report, which states Butler was arrested on charges of misdemeanour assault, public intoxication and vandalism.
An argument in the bar apparently "escalated into a physical confrontation" before an "individual being struck".
A press release from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office can be seen below:
"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, CA was arrested for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism. Butler was booked into the Inyo County Jail and released after detox and citation."
Black Sababth are currently focussing on new material for what is billed as potentially being their final album.