Plant, Osborne, Harrison: why these iconic rockers don't like to remember their popular bands
The history of music remembers quite a lot of truly iconic rock bands - their influence is still as great as it was decades ago. They were once a driving force on the world stage, and, frankly, years later, not much has changed: despite the fact that some of these bands have long ceased to exist, today's bands have not been able to approach the level of their skill. Exactly to approach, let alone equal or surpass!
Much to the surprise of some fans, members of some iconic rock bands don't like to remember that periodwhen they were at the height of their fame. And if they do, it's not without sadness. From personal animosity to grave residue, the reasons may be quite different, but each of them carries weight...
During the reign of Led Zeppelin he was called "God of Rock." - The band was not only the most successful in the world, but also because of its amazing voice and artistry, but also because of its truly divine appearance. However, at first Page himself fell for the hook: the guitarist thought that if the vocalist was effective and attractive, success was in the bag. But Plant turned out to be not only handsome, but also talented. Nevertheless, Robert does not like to remember his time under the Led Zeppelin banner. And it's not about relationships or tour fatigue. It's much deeper than that...
In his interviews, Plante has repeatedly said that Zeppelin simply has for him bad shade, brings back too many dark moments from the memory. Indeed: during his time in the band, the vocalist went through a lot of adversity, from a terrible accident to the loss of his own son... His 5-year-old son Karak died of a stomach virus while Robert was on tour. Subsequently, Plante for a long time blamed himself for what happened - he believed that if he had spent more time with his family, things would have been different.
At one point Plante wanted to quit music and get a job as a teacher, but he was stopped... John Bonham. They were good friends, and often hung out together, so the death of Bonham was the last straw. The band broke up, and afterwards Plante tried never to return to the subject.
He's built quite a successful solo career, and he's still on good terms with his ex-companions. But he doesn't want to hear anything about a reunion.
"Even before John died, the band died, our heart was no longer in it, and you can hear it in the music...," Plante once said.
At some point. Osborne got out of control and went off the deep end, as they say. This forced his comrades in the Black Sabbath to take the extreme measure of firing Ozzy. At first Osborne was terribly angry with everybody: with them, with himself... And with his manager Don Arden, who quickly found a replacement for him in the form of Ronnie James Dio. It pissed Ozzy off so much that when he went on tour, he hired a midget entertainer he nicknamed "Ronnie" and mocked him in front of the audience. But that's the preface.
In his later interviews Prince of Darkness said that he had forgiven his Sabbath comrades a long time ago. But he doesn't like to remember that period very much, and not at all because of out-of-control behavior or dismissal. Just, in Ozzy's opinion, he didn't feel important as a member of the band:
"I really didn't feel important in that lineup. They wrote the lyrics, the melodies... And it turned out that I was just the host of their show. I couldn't play a single instrument! When they fired me, it seemed like a challenge. I was very angry, and it was like, "Well, now I'm going to be a star, and we'll see who's who!"
A man who was part of the British Invasion and the world hysteria called "Beatlemania, George Harrisonwho built a successful career after the collapse The BeatlesI didn't like to talk about that period either. The process of the Beatles' breakup was painful, and the members had time to quarrel with each other 100 times before everyone went their own way...
In the final years of the project's life, Harrison increasingly felt that the rest of the band members were not giving him an opportunity to contribute. He felt like "relegated to the background.". His frustrations were obvious. "He would come home from the tape and be full of anger," he recalled. Patti Boyd.
Harrison released a song about the band's breakup called "Run of the Mill.". Some believe that excerpts from the song refer to McCartney in particular. George wrote it during the turmoil of business disagreements in the band in 1969. It appeared on his solo album "All Things Must Pass.".