I don't remember if I've written about this yet, but Mountain is working on a tribute album to Bob Dylan, and they've asked Ozzy Osbourne to help out:
"Singer-guitarist Leslie West and drummer Corky Laing have recorded a number of Dylan songs for the project, including 'Subterranean Homesick Blues,' 'Gotta Serve Somebody,' and 'Blowing in the Wind.'
"They've also enlisted some all-star help, including Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule singer-guitarist Warren Haynes and Ozzy Osbourne. West told that he recently got together with Osbourne and gave him a set of lyrics: You know, I rearranged these Dylan songs, and I picked a really great one for him to do with me -- 'Masters Of War.' So he's got it, and as soon as he finishes OzzFest, he's gonna sing it. We'll alternate verses and do the choruses together... It's really (a) thrill. He's so great, man. He's still freakin' got it."
Pretty amazing stuff. Leslie West didn't do enough to be called Advanced, but this is fine effort. I also appreciate his look these days, especially his choice of guitar. Of course, he looked pretty amazing in the old days, too.