Carl Palmer, trummis i ASIA och tidigare även i EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, har berättat att han tackade nej till att till att bli ny trummis i BLACK SABBATH, då han var mitt uppe i en turné med ASIA.
Carl Palmer berättar;
“Tony (Iommi) and I did talk when they were looking for drummers to make the album and he put me forward. I couldn’t do it because I was off with ASIA, we were touring and then something else came up. I couldn’t have done it but I would have loved to. It just wasn’t on the cards. I was classically trained but, basically, I’m a rock drummer and I’ve never been in a true out-and-out guitar band like BLACK SABBATH, where it’s just big riffs – very simple but very dynamic. It would be extremely invigorating. The older I get, the more I appreciate that music. I was late to come to heavy metal. ASIA had a bit of that, but we were a little bit more corporate rock and melodic.”
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