Quote: "Led Zeppelin isn't done yet, quite clearly, because every year since 1968 there's been new fans. The re-releases have more than doubled the amount of Led Zeppelin work out there." Jimmy Page insists there's still a lot of fan interest in the disbanded rock supergroup.
Fact: Guitar great Jimmy Page is hoping to embark on his first tour in 20 years as he readies a new solo album. Regarding potential setlists for the gigs, he tells Guitar World, "There will be all sorts of material from different eras. Right across the board; that's the way I'm seeing it. But like I said, there will be surprises. It won't be entirely what people might be expecting."
Quote: "Keith can say what he wants. He's Keith Richards. I think he's done some amazing work. I respect his playing... I'm not sure what he means by calling Led Zeppelin hollow. I think he's got his tongue in his cheek. What we did was really cool." Jimmy Page refuses to take remarks Rolling Stones star Keith Richards made about his band in a recent interview seriously.
Quote: "I went to hear them in New York. They were fantastic. Absolutely riveting. They're such fine musicians. However long the set was, I could have heard twice as much... It's so refreshing to hear, because they play with the spirit of the things that have preceded them, but you can hear they're going to take rock into a new realm - if they're not already doing that. It's music of tremendous quality." Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page is a big fan of newcomers Royal Blood.
Quote: "I have one of those gravelly voices with no range to it. But I'm singing on Led Zeppelin records... I'm not a good singer. That's why Robert (Plant) was in the band." Former choir boy Jimmy Page insists he wasn't a good enough singer to become a rock frontman.
Quote: "Some of us thought we would be continuing, that there were going to be more concerts... because there was a lot of work being put into one show. I know that Jason, who was playing with Foreigner, resigned from that band." Jimmy Page reveals drummer Jason Bonham quit Foreigner in the hope of hitting the road with the reunited Led Zeppelin.
Quote: "The timing wasn't the best. We had put so much toward the O2 (Arena show). And the three of us were catching up with stuff. It was very good, seriously promising. But there was this other thing going on." Jimmy Page on why Led Zeppelin rehearsals with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler didn't work out after Robert Plant declared he was too busy for a reunion tour after the rock supergroup's 2007 gig in London.
Quote: “Led Zep was mixing The Song Remains the Same soundtrack, and we were coming into the studio after them. We were in the lobby, and Jimmy came up and he knew who I was, and who the band was. It was stunning. Not five years earlier, I was in the audience, watching Led Zeppelin with my mouth open, just not believing it.” Kiss rocker Paul Stanley was stunned on meeting his idol, LED ZEPPELIN star Jimmy Page.
Quote: "I played drums on TRAIN KEPT A'ROLLIN' with Jimmy Page and Ron Wood and Jeff Beck. It was a mindf**k. I kept waiting for the real drummer to show up." Metallica star Lars Ulrich on his magical night at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Fact: A LED ZEPPELIN fan has spent $30,000 (£20,000) on an amp used by guitarist Jimmy Page during the band's heyday. The mystery bidder bought the 200-watt Orange MATAMP on internet auction site eBay.
Quote: "Some people go to church when they are young. I listened to Led Zeppelin. I flew over from the U.S. just to give these guys the award and I'm flying back in about eight hours time." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made a special trip to London to present Jimmy Page and Robert Plant with a gong at the recent GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Fact: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH director Davis Guggenheim has directed a new movie about the world's best guitar players. IT MIGHT GET LOUD features Jimmy Page, The Edge and the White Stripes' Jack White.
Quote: " I was pretty nervous beforehand, but it was an amazing night. The crowd were great, and come on, having Jimmy Page and JOHN PAUL JONES on stage? How could I not be excited about that? The question now, though, is where do we go from here?" Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on giving a once in lifetime performance with the Led Zeppelin rockers at London's Wembley Stadium earlier this month (Jun08).
Fact: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was honoured with a Living Legend Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour on Monday (05Nov07). He also received a video tribute from Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.
Quote: "I was standing onstage at the Roxy Club, and I saw two hippies standing at the back. I thought, 'What are they doing here?' Then I looked a bit closer, and it was Jimmy Page and Robert Plant." CAPTAIN SENSIBLE on spotting the Led Zeppelin stars at an early The Damned concert.