Wil­liams ‘blast­ing Black Sab­bath at Jimmy Page’

The Guardian - - NATIONAL - Sarah Marsh

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

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