Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler is to be honoured with a star on Birmingham’s Walk Of Stars. Geezer will receive his award in a ceremony at Villa Park during the half-time break in the Aston Villa v Burton Albion match on Saturday 3rd February.
The announcement follows a two year campaign led by Mohammed Osama Ahmed for Geezer’s involvement in Black Sabbath to be recognised. A founding member of the band along with Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward, Geezer was a crucial element of the band’s success. A huge horror and sci-fi fanatic, it was Geezer who was responsible for suggesting the band name, and writing the majority of the lyrics for the band in their early years.
As a lifelong Villa fan, it should prove to be a special day as it also marks 50 years since the birth of the supergroup that defined heavy metal and put Birmingham on the map.