Black Sabbath Icon Reveals Why He’s Jealous Of Jimmy Page


Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi revealed why he wishes he wrote Jimmy Page’s iconic riff to the Led Zeppelin song “Kashmir” in a new fan Q&A on Twitter.

A fan asked, “Tony, what is the one great rock or metal song that you didn’t write, but you wish you had?”

Iommi answered, “Kashmir.”

Tony Iommi revealed how Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin almost recorded together in 1973 in a new Classic Rock Magazine interview. At the time, Black Sabbath was making Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Led Zeppelin were recording Houses Of The Holy. The two rock titans nearly worked together under Zeppelin’s record label Swan Song, but it wasn’t meant to be.

“We were really good mates with Led Zeppelin, especially Robert Plant and John Bonham who came from the Midlands. Zeppelin had wanted us to be on their label, Swan Song, but we couldn’t make it work out.

“During the recording of the ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ album, Zeppelin came into the studio for a jam. John wanted to play ‘Supernaut’ but we jammed instead.

“We were in the middle of recording so it fucked up the session. I know that it was recorded, and I’d love to hear it. The tape must be around somewhere.”