5 Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To is our chance to talk to artists we love about songs they love.
Our guest today is Robert Randolph from Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Robert Randolph has been at it with his family and by himself since he was a kid. He’s been nominated for four Grammys, he’s one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” My guest today is the one and only Robert Randolph.
Listen to the whole segment below.
Do you have your phone with you? The question is, what is the song you have on pause on your phone right now?
Oh lets see, it’s actually an Ozzy Osbourne “Sympathy for the Devil” cover.
Really? Why’d you play this?
I have no idea why that’s still on there. I have no idea, but it was on, it was playing this morning. I have no idea.
Ozzy Osbourne, from his… actually, you know what, I’m on that song! We did a collaboration some years ago.
Just checking it out, seeing how it is?
Just checking out how it sounded, like, it’s pretty cool. Ozzy Osbourne and Robert Randolph.
How’d you come together?
You know man, I was done in like 2008 or 2009 and I got a call from Sharon actually, and she was like, “Ozzy wants to get you on his record,” and I was like, “Yeah? Cool, rock on.” You know? We flew to LA and got in the studio with him and [in the tone of Ozzy Osbourne] “Please allow me to introduce myself.” It was like a dark, it’s a dark version.
Really? What are your additions to it?
Dark steel, shredding [vocalizing drums]
Are you happy with how it turned out?
Yeah it came out really great, man. Y’all gotta check it out, y’all gotta play it sometime. Play it on the station 88Nine, baby.