Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming album, Patient Number 9, features a murderer's row of some of the most iconic musicians in rock history — Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, Duff McKagan, Josh Homme and tons more. However, Ozzy initially wanted to add one more guitar hero the mix and truly make his 13th solo album a pageantry of legendary talent. In a new interview with Metal Hammer, the former Black Sabbath singer said that he reached out to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to try and get him on a track, but the hard-rock pioneer ghosted him.
"I don't even know if he plays any more," Ozzy said," but I thought getting Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page meant having the greatest guitarists on the planet."
Unfortunately, whether it was because he wasn't interested or he simply didn't get the memo, Page never gave Ozzy a response to his request. "But I never heard from him. Maybe he'd lost his phone or something."
As Blabbermouth notes, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith (who does play on the record) revealed back in April that they attempted to get Page on there to fill out "the holy trinity" (Clapton, Beck and Page all did time in the Yardbirds), but it didn't pan out. Oh well, at least we have pretty much every other amazing rock and metal musician imaginable filling out the tracklist.
Patient Number 9 is due out September 9th and you can pick it up on vinyl from Revolver's shop.