Ozzy Osbourne had just a few particular friends play on his upcoming new album Affected person Quantity 9, however there was another that he wished — Jimmy Page, who’s already defined why he turned down the offer earlier this yr. Nevertheless, in a brand new interview, Osbourne revealed that the guitarist by no means even answered him in any respect.
The Led Zeppelin legend addressed the tried collaboration again in April, noting that he had numerous initiatives of his personal that he’d been engaged on. He instructed Basic Rock [via NME] that he in the end declined to work on the challenge as a result of he “won’t ever be a type of individuals who’ll document alone and ship somebody a file. I by no means went into music within the first place to try this – it was for taking part in collectively.”
Apparently, the Prince of Darkness is not conscious of Web page’s reasoning, as he is shared that wasn’t even in a position to get ahold of him personally.
“I don’t even know if he performs any extra, however I believed getting Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Web page meant having the best guitarists on the planet,” Osbourne instructed Metal Hammer. “However I by no means heard from him. Perhaps he’d misplaced his telephone or one thing!”
Think about leaving Ozzy Osbourne on learn? If Web page had accepted, he’d have been in firm with with fellow guitarists Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde and Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready on the album, along with Clapton and Beck. Guns N’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo and late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins all contributed to the document as effectively.
Affected person Quantity 9 shall be out Sept. 9. Pre-order your copy here now.