Some news has been circulating about Jimmy Page turning down a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. But according to his spokesperson, Page was simply refusing to endorse a campaign conceived by Zeppelin fan, Rocky Dickerson, to add the star. Dickerson sent a formal letter to the band asking for their approval to begin the process of nominating Page for a spot on the famed sidewalk in Los Angeles.
Page’s accountant clarifies, “There are two letters relating to the [proposed LED ZEPPELIN star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame], addressed to Jimmy Page, which have been passed to me. I have now had the opportunity of discussing these with Jimmy. He has asked me to thank you for this interest but he does not feel that this is something that he can endorse.”
Dickerson explained that he wanted the campaign to be a small, fan-driven campaign and wanted nothing from the star, nor any corporate entity. In his words, “I want this to be a small thing that we ,the fans, can give back to Led Zeppelin after 40 years of great music.”
Visit Dickerson’s Led Zeppelin website: http://www.ledzeppelinstar.com.
I’m not really sure why Page didn’t “feel that this is something he can endorse.” As one commenter put it, maybe it’s because the walk of fame is, “most definitely at various times either soaked in urine, covered in vomit, slept on by a homeless hooker.” Maybe it’s because he does not want to seem like he is helping to nominate himself. Who knows.
October 18, 2008 No Comments
Lately, the internet has been abuzz with rumors of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour and possibly an album. The rumors seemed to suggest that the reunion lineup would include vocalist Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (John Bonham’s son).
Now, Robert Plant (via his website) has spoken out about the rumors, stating that he “has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years.”
Since Led Zeppelin reunited for a show at London’s 02 Arena there have been rumors that they would do a tour, with or without Robert Plant, if they found that he didn’t want to participate. This appears to be untrue, although it is worth noting that he mentions he has no intention of “touring with anyone for at least the next two years.” So does this mean there is a possibility in two years? We know he has been very busy with Alison Krauss, and has gotten critical acclaim for their recent release. Only time will tell I guess.
September 29, 2008 No Comments
After a week of being away I’m back and there has been a ton of news and tidbits to report on…which I will try to catch up on this week. Here’s what I was checking out today though…
The Foo Fighters were joined by Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Jon Paul Jones last Saturday, (June 7th) at Wembley Stadium in London.
“Drummer Taylor Hawkins took the microphone for the former, while frontman Dave Grohl sang the latter. Grohl, a lifelong Zeppelin fanatic who was on hand for the group’s one-off reunion last December in London, told the crowd Satruday’s experience constituted “the greatest day of my entire life.”
You can check out videos and more info here…
June 9, 2008 3 Comments
As a fan of Nirvana, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many other prominent musical artists, I often wonder what their music would sound like if it was played with different instruments. These bands are so classic that I’ve listened to their records so many times because they are just that good, but sometimes its nice to get a fresh perspective on the music.
One thing that I’m sure fans of these bands have seen when you’re shopping for CDs is these String Quartet Tributes. I’ve recently been listening to a few, particularly Nirvana’s Nevermind album reworked by the Section String Quartet. I must say, some of the songs sound really cool with all strings. You can hear, even more so, a lot of the genius in the melodies. It’s definitely something thats given me a fresh perspective on a lot of the songs, all of which I’ve been listening to since I was 10 or 11 years old.
I’ve looked into it further, and a label called Vitamin Records releases these. They have a pretty large number of different bands and albums…
April 2, 2008 No Comments