Jimmy Page has explained why he refused to be on Ozzy Osbourne’s new album.
The Led Zeppelin legend claimed he snubbed an appearance on one of the Prince of Darkness’ star-studded sequel tracks until 2020’s “Ordinary Man” because he enjoys recording in the studio with the other artists and not just sound it. .
He told Classic Rock magazine, “I’ll never be one of those people who records on my own and sends someone a file. I never went into music to do that – it was to play together.
The 78-year-old rocker also revealed he has a number of other projects in the works, including a new solo album, but he doesn’t want to mislead people by giving any hints about his plans.
He said: “There are several things I am working on.
“It’s not just one thing, it’s several things, and I don’t even want to give a hint, because if you do…you give a sound sentence of a sentence, and then if it doesn’t doesn’t materialize, it’s like, ‘Why didn’t you do a solo album?’
“So I don’t want to say what I planned, because I don’t want to give people the opportunity to misinterpret it.”
The ax killer insisted, “I really can’t record what the new record is. I leave it to your imagination. The thing is, there are so many ways to introduce myself right now. In fact, not now. I’ll rephrase that: in a lapse of time!”
Ozzy just finished the album, which features Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The 73-year-old musician wrote on Instagram, “I’m so happy to let everyone know that I finished my new album this week and delivered it to my label @EpicRecords. I’ll share all the info on the album and his next release with you in the next few weeks.”