Ozzy Osbourne On Being Refused By Jimmy Page
The singer Ozzy Osbourne recently revealed in an interview with Louder Sound that he tried to reach Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page to contribute to his recent album, but the guitarist did not respond.
Ozzy Osbourne, who rose to prominence with Black Sabbath in the ’70s, continued his career as a solo artist following his departure from the band and kept creating successful works by himself. Although he has had several health issues and undergone critical surgeries since the early 2000s, he has still worked hard to create new materials.
The Prince of Darkness’ most recent album ‘Patient Number 9’ was announced a few days after the release of ‘Ordinary Man.’ The follow-up record’s lead single and title track came out on June 2022 and featured the successful guitarist Jeff Beck, but Beck was not the only musician Osbourne collaborated with for this album. His former bandmate Tony Iommi, late drummer Taylor Hawkins, and Eric Clapton were some of the names that appeared on the record.
Osbourne revealed in a recent interview that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page was another name he tried to reach to propose a collaboration. He was determined that the album would be sensational if it featured the greatest guitarists; Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck. Unfortunately, the singer noted that Page did not respond to him and jokingly said that he might have lost his phone.
Ozzy said the following about Jimmy Page:
“I don’t even know if he plays anymore, but I thought getting Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page meant having the greatest guitarists on the planet. But I never heard from him. Maybe he’d lost his phone or something!”
The album met its audience on September 9, 2022, and climbed to the top of the music charts in various countries, including the US. Even though Jimmy Page did not contribute to this album, which features multiple notable names, it seems clear that Ozzy Osbourne still appreciates his contribution to the rock scene.
You can check out the album below.