Neil Preston If you're a fan of Led Zeppelin, you're familiar with…
- Posted on Oct 14th 2010 11:00AM by John D. Luerssen
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When asked about Black Sabbath by the CBC, Plant openly ripped on the metal pioneers behind 'Paranoid,' suggesting they were no more relevant than '60s country/pop artist Bobby Goldsboro. Plant joked, "Who? They'll go a long way and they'll influence a lot of people in Seattle. Lovely, great, yeah. And what would you do without Bobby Goldsboro as well?"
Humor aside, Zeppelin and Sabbath used to cross paths when they shared the same rehearsal studio in the late '60s where Bill Ward, drummer for the latter group, would "come in and interrupt us." According to Rock Radio, there might even be tapes of the bands jamming with one another during this period, although no official confirmation of this exists.
"[John Bonham] and I thought we were pretty good and we used to bore the pants off everybody telling them we were," Plant added, revealing that Zeppelin's drummer routinely teased Sabbath's guitarist Tony Iommi that his band was inferior. Continuing the ribbing, Plant added, "Those guys over there -- Sabbath, if you insist -- Bonzo used to tell them they weren't very good."