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Jimmy Barnes playing with Cold Chisel at Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Australia 2005
Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Jimmy Barnes Talks Of A Living Loud Reunion

By Paul Cashmere
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 05:35:57 +1000

Living Loud, the 2004 supergroup featuring Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow), Lee Kerslake (Ozzy Osbourne, Uriah Heep), Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Don Airey (Deep Purple) and Jimmy Barnes, may go another round.

Jimmy Barnes tells Undercover there is some activity in the Living Loud camp at the moment and that they may record a second album. "Bob Daisley and Steve Morse are actually getting together to write some stuff and then they are going to send it to be to write vocals," Jimmy said.

Living Loud started not long after Sharon Osbourne changed history by erasing Daisley and Kerslake from the Ozzy Osbourne albums. Original versions of those albums are no longer available to fans, just the doctored Sharon Osbourne ones. "There was also this alteria motive because Bob and Lee played on the original albums and Ozzy's missus, rather than pay them royalties, decided to take them off the album," Jimmy says. "After 10 years she erased them and put some other guys on there which is a criminal thing to do to a classic record. I was a bit worried about getting involved in the politics of that but the opportunity to play with Steve Morse was overwhelming because I think he is amazing".

Getting Jimmy into Living Loud originally took a bit of negotiation. "It started out as a very odd project to me," he says. "I'm not a huge Ozzy (Osbourne) fan. I like him. I think he is funny. I like the fact he survived and that band set styles and trends but I'm not a huge vocal fan of his. When they said they wanted to redo his stuff I was a bit "ummm". Halfway through it we started writing original songs and that's when I sort of got interested. I wished we stayed for another four weeks and wrote a whole record of original songs which will probably be the next step".

Finding time for another Living Loud record will be Jimmy's next issue. This week he released his solo album 'Rage and Ruin'. There is also another Cold Chisel record brewing for 2011, their first since 1998.

Watch the Undercover Jimmy Barnes interview here:

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