Black Sabbath’s bass player Geezer Butler spoke in an interview with Louder Sound, and revealed that why Black Sabbath wore crosses in their early years.

Here’s what he said:

“There was some black magic organization that wanted us to play at a stone circle. We said no – we were sort of against Satan, as opposed to promoting it – so they allegedly cursed us.

The head of the white witches called our management and said he knew we had a curse put on us, and we should wear crosses and he’d do a ritual thing. It all sounds so hokey.”

He continued:

“Yeah, that’s why we started wearing crosses! Ozzy’s father made them for us. He used to work at a metal factory making car parts, so he made us these great big crosses out of spare metal.”

Interviewer asked:

“Didn’t people confuse you with Black Widow, who were infamous for doing black masses on stage?”

Geezer responded:

“Yeah, absolutely – sacrifices and all that crap. We weren’t into it, it was too corny for us. A lot of people used to get us mixed up with them and black magic, but they put one album out and I never heard of them again.”

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