Williams ‘blasting Black Sabbath at Jimmy Page’
The pop star Robbie Williams is “blasting Black Sabbath music” at Led Zeppelin’s guitarist Jimmy Page over a home extension row, a complaint to their west London council says.
The musicians clashed after the former Take That singer was granted conditional approval last year to build a basement swimming pool at his home. Page, his neighbour in Holland Park, is concerned that the excavation work will damage his 1875 Grade-I listed mansion. A letter to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea says Williams has been playing Black Sabbath to annoy his neighbour and that he played Pink Floyd and Deep Purple songs at high volume, knowing “this upsets” the Led Zeppelin star.
The correspondent adds Williams has also dressed up to imitate Led Zeppelin’s frontman Robert Plant by “wearing a long hair wig, and stuffing a pillow under his shirt in an attempt to mock or imitate Mr Robert Plant’s beer belly that he has acquired in his older age”.
This is “embarrassing”, the letter continues, because “Mr Plant was remembered for performing with his shirt open on stage, and obviously he cannot perform in his current condition”.
Work cannot begin on Williams’s home until councillors receive reassurance vibration levels issues will be monitored. They will decide whether to ask for a bond that could be forfeited if those conditions were breached or if any damage is done to Page’s property.
Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page have clashed in a planning row