BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER: "JOHN ENTWISTLE Revolutionized Bass Playing"
BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler had some kind words to say about one of his mentors, John Entwistle of THE WHO, who died on June 27th in Las Vegas, one day before THE WHO was to kick off its latest tour.
"He revolutionized bass playing with his bass solo in 'My Generation' and he brought bass technique and bass players to the forefront in rock music," said Butler in a statement.
Entwistle's style was one of the main inspirations that led to one of Butler's most famous compositions, the bass solo at the beginning of BLACK SABBATH's "N.I.B."
Butler is currently at home in England, rumored to be writing songs for a forthcoming solo album. No further details are available at this time.
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).