GEEZER BUTLER Talks Recording With BLACK SABBATH And Gear He's Using On Tour (Video)
In the seven-minute clip below, legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler talks to EMG TV about recording with BLACK SABBATH and the gear he's using on tour. Geezer tells EMG TV how he was able to capture the classic tones we all know and love using his new signature EMG pickup, Lakland bass, DR strings and Hartke amp.
BLACK SABBATH will return to North America for a series of 10 shows beginning on March 31 in Brooklyn, New York and encompassing mostly Canadian stops until winding down on April 26 in Los Angeles. According to a press release, these gigs will be among the final shows that SABBATH does in support of its current studio album, "13", which became the band's first No. 1 album ever in the U.S. when it was released in June 2013.
The group has been on the road since April 2013 in support of the record, which reunited singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler for their first full-length studio project since 1978's "Never Say Die!"
A contract dispute led drummer Bill Ward to sit out the reunion, which was also marred by Iommi's cancer diagnosis in early 2012.
SABBATH released a live album and DVD/Blu-ray captured on last year's world tour, called "Black Sabbath: Live… Gathered In Their Masses", on November 26.
"13" has sold more than 360,000 copies in the United States since its June 2013 release.
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