Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that he tried to get former Led Zeppelin guitarist to be a guest on his latest album, “Patient Number 9”. He would have appeared alongside a team of guitar heroes enlisted by Osbourne, such as Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Jeff Beck.
Osbourne told Metal Hammer:
“I don’t even know if he plays any more, 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!”
“Patient Number 9” features the comeback of guitarist Zakk Wylde, who hadn’t been on an Ozzy album since 2007’s “Black Rain”. It also brings a reunion with Black Sabbath‘s original guitarist Tony Iommi on two songs: “Degradation Rules” and “No Escape From Now“.
In Ozzy‘s words:
“Those Tony Iommi tracks, especially “No Escape From Now“, if Geezer and Bill had played on them would have made fucking great Sabbath tracks.”