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  1. Well from what we know a syringe is the fastest route to get where you need to be for most heroin addicts, however not every smack abuser goes on to use needles. Like lpMAN said, Page didn't exactly have glaring track marks or bruises on his arms, so smoking or snorting would be the next logical guess. I can't say in stone the method he chose, but Page demonstrated in a handful of interviews even well after he quit -- he used his nasal cavity to get high. I listened a few years back to an audio interview he did in '77 I assume from his hotel room, and although you can't visually see him, you definitely hear the effects on his nasal passageway. You can hear him sniffing about and his nose sounds to be dripping. He also sounds like he's nodding out in the middle of the interview. You need earbuds because the sound quality is very poor due to Page talking so softly. I could be wrong so don't use that as clear indicator. There have been many things written about Page's use of drugs and other activity that was done on the road. It's not a far stretch to think the words "syringe, arm, inject, needle, Jimmy" would have been mentioned in the countless amounts of material written about him. From 1977-1983 it took a toll on his personal appearances, e.g teeth, weight loss, yet nothing ever said about Page's arms looking marked up? Cole in one of his books I think would have said something. As for what the song is about? All the above and none of the above. Too bad Plant wouldn't give a clear cut answer.
  2. I see a tweet from @LedZepNews that Francis and the one attorney for Zeppelin were back at it again in San Francisco at the United States court of appeals 9th district. Same ol' Stairway vs Taurus copyright stuff. I thought this whole thing was dead and buried? Francis is still a worm in a suit. I forgot how douche baggy he is.
  3. I wish we could hear from John Paul Jones from time to time. It's all always Page or Plant being asked Led Zeppelin stuff. I know most Zep related things go to Page first for obvious reasons, but it feels like Jones is never included. Over all the interviews these guys have given, I have found Jones the one who just answers easy and simple. "What time is it Jones?" "1:30 pm" Robert speaks in riddles and games with his answer where you can speculate all 24 hours in the day as to the time and Page answers with a vague statement that goes around in a circle unrelated to the question. In other words Jimmy and Plant's answers always turn into a speculation thread of no actual info about anything. I am seeing that now in relation to their 50th anniversary about what could happen. Hahaha and yes I too have contributed to those specs. But anyways just wish somebody in the media would talk to Jones and ask him some stuff about his old band and what might be happening. He'd probably be a bit more straight forward.
  4. A decade that fans will have to wait? Who can't like that Jimmy Page has longevity on the brain now that he's in his happy golden grampy years. Good for him! I want to believe the man is all immortal and wizardly too, but WOW he is foreshadowing Zeppelin stuff to be released ten years from now? Good God I hate that and love that at the same time ha-ha I don't want to be the one who poops at the party, but have to ask: Are these releases more about quantity over quality? You have to wonder when they start scraping the bottom of the barrel. I bet for Page, Plant and Jones 10 years ago some of this stuff would not have been considered. Fast forward to their golden anniversary. They might as well dig down and start releasing the wartiest of the warts. For example Bonham ate a monkey load of bananas before some European gig in '80. There's probably a fan out there who wants to see receipts for that. #ReleaseTheBananaFootage One thing for sure I got from that little Planet Rock excerpt. Page will state he is much too busy putting together these decade long awaited Led Zeppelin goody-bags, if asked about his lack of live playing or solo projects. Fair enough, I'm sure I'll be a very happy camper at the end of the day.
  5. Yes that's the thread!! Thanks babysquid and Xolo1974!! They had Jimmy presenting Jeff Beck with some reward. It was the perfect set up for the two to jam. The promoting of the event was so sketchy though. There were so many pissed off people who felt like they had been taken -- hence the refund they were all given eh! Very poorly done, but at least people could get their money back. Sad though when you attend an event with Page and you leave feeling extremely dissatisfied. Lesson learned though right!
  6. Okay something weird happened Mods please delete these posts
  7. I don't want anyone to think I'm giving a Bronx cheer or popping their balloon, because who hasn't thought of a way for Plant, Page and Jones to collaborate together, without it going against Plant's wishes and turning into full-scale Zeppelin beast mode! Let's say there was an overwhelming demand for an unplugged (acoustic) gig AND Robert agreed to this. One important factor prevents that from getting off the ground. The guitar player. I don't buy for one second that Jimmy is capable of playing a guitar at a level where he'd be satisfied with fans listening. Does he wish he could? Yes of course, but something physically has put that to a dead stop. There is a difference with he can't and he won't. I say he can't. After what happened in Japan ( S A J had a thread explaining) that was more than enough proof his public playing days were finished. It's going on 11 years since the 02 show. We know Page was disgruntled with Plant not wanting to take it on the road, however no way would that continue to prevent Page from playing (other than a few times) I don't buy that. If Jimmy could, he would find ways to be heard in some capacity. Now if there is not a damn thing wrong with him, than holy shiiit talk about stubbornness, but that's not what's happened here. Life happens and Page has had to find other ways to be involved in music. In reality I say there is no scenario where Page will play again - and that includes with the 2 members of Led Zeppelin. Sorry I'm just calling it like I see it.
  8. Maybe critique the '77 Tempe AZ show
  9. Were they really thinking of a South American tour in the mid -late 70s? Ha-ha that would have made for some interesting stories -- considering what was going on with the band and their entourage at that time. Led Zeppelin + South America + late 70s + plenty of narcotics + John Bindon and his lovely psychopath personality introducing everyone to your friendly South American neighborhood drug cartel + Page trying to take some 15 year old Colombian girl back into the States?!? Yeah nothing to go wrong there. Nope no chance of anything illegal going down. We probably would have dubbed it The Boy Scouts 'N' Bibles Tour. Donny Osmond and his brothers could have joined them. Sorry back on topic. Agreed Zeppelin definitely struck gold here in the USA. I know this doesn't count for all of Zep's fans in America, but something else to consider was the social significance of the US draft closing out and the Vietnam War ending. It was a different time in the US. There was no more need to picket on a college campus at anti-war demonstrations. Teens or collage aged students could sit back and just get locked into the music, and Zep provided that at a time when it was badly needed. I'm not saying their music was not big here prior to 73, but everything from there on out for Zep in the U S A became a HUGE production. Their fan base here grew and grew enormously. Of course this is just an opinion. That was all before my time.
  10. Speaking of Ronnie. Maybe it's only me who thinks this, but in the handful of interviews I have heard with Ronnie, he always has this tone that's he's not an official Stones member. I can't pin point it exactly, because it's not a bold statement, rather his attitude. Whenever he's asked about playing with the Mick and Keith, he acts like he's still a newbie or a rookie that should be in awe that he's been asked play with the cool kids. The word inferior comes to mind. He speaks the way Jason Bonham would about Led Zeppelin; how it's a great honor and privilege to have been invited to play with a legendary band and musicians - which is rather over the top in Ronnie's case since he's been in the band for over 43 years. Do Mick and Keith contribute to this? I'm under that impression in a way. Those above who mention Keith's ego - Yes agreed too!
  11. Keith is talking out of both sides of his mouth, or at least I felt that way at first. He says Jimmy Page is one of the most brilliant guitarist he's ever known, yet he's not impressed with Led Zeppelin. Whaaattt!?!? Page's guitar work IS Led Zeppelin. That brilliancy was demonstrated in Zep's music. How can you give such a compliment only to yank it away Keith?!? Well for me I have to compare his comments to how I view Adele. I think she has a gifted and beautiful voice, but I have ZERO desire to listen to her songs. Her music does nothing for me. I know she's extremely popular, and her voice is very powerful, but nope nada no enjoyment from her albums. It is possible to find a guitarist or singer very talented, yet get nothing in return from their music. Strange as that sounds. Now here comes the tomatoes ready to be thrown at my head if your more pro Keith than Jimmy. I do think there is a form of jealousy. Keith has made his name in music, so you could say he has no reason to be. Sadly for the these guys their egos rear their ugly heads for whatever reason. Maybe as an artist Keith hasn't been as influential on the guitar as Page has been to those guitarist that followed afterwards? How many people picked up a guitar because of Jimmy Page verses Keith Richards? This comparison between The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Why? How do you compare these two bands fairly? The Stones have 55 years under their belt with writing, recording and touring across the world. Over half of a century!!! Zeppelin had 12. The Stones have been able maximize their exposure because of the longevity of the band. People in the 80s 90s 20s at some time have been exposed to the Stones purposely or not. Each decade granted them a new way to connect with fans. 80s/90s MTV music video era, American award shows, and hellooo the internet! I can't face these two groups off. There are too many factors that make the playing field uneven. The window of comparison imo is small. British guys all kind of influenced by black American musicians, 40s decade born, frontmen who pranced and sashayed about wearing really really tight stuff around their genitals and smack addicted guitarists. The rest is off the table for me.
  12. ^^ Very true! Well then I have no clue what events could take place. Page has retired from playing in public and Robert declines all ideas of working with the other two. All of that is fine, but it does not leave much in the way of big events. 2012 brought them over here to accept the Kennedy award and also Celebration promoting correct? Wait and see eh!
  13. What are these high profile events Page is talking about? Where would these events take place? I'm guessing home for them in the UK. Is there a UK version of America's Kennedy Center Honors? Celebs and people with money hanging out in a venue talking about what Led Zeppelin brought to the music scene over the past 50 years. We know they are not playing together!
  14. Is this going to be basically Jimmy on his own plugging whatever they have planned for the 50th or will Plant and Jones also be promoting? It's been what 2012 since all 3 sat down and did a joint project together. That was for the Celebration release right? Looks like nothing 'official' will start until Sept 2018 according to @LedZepNews on Twitter.
  15. I can believe it's father and son, but damn something about the photo looks doctored. When you ENLARGE the picture the sunglasses look more like something has been blacked out and not symmetrical eye wear, and his one hand looks fake. If it's due to the transformation of a 50 year old image from black and white into color, than I say he's rocking a wig. With all the online images there are of Bonham, wouldn't there be others of him and this faux 'fro? A curling iron and hairspray wouldn't work. Only a chemcical perm using rods would achieve an afro style with his type of hair. This would mean he would have been sporting an afro for a couple of months - hence the word 'permanent'. Cool photo regardless tho!
  16. Was Scarlett Sabet not in the picture yet? This took place Dec 2012. If they were dating I would think she would have attended with Page. Somebody here will know the answer
  17. OP: Did you put this collection together?? A fair amount are Jimmy, albeit many are repetitive screen captures from videos on Youtube. Others are definitely not him. For example image number 12 and 32. (12) Most Led Zeppelin fans have common knowledge that Page has never been in the military. Why would he be in the United States Marine Corps? Besides the obvious of it being an American branch. You don't exactly look at Page and say Oorah (32) Jimmy Page and Opie Taylor look-a-like are not the same people. The boy standing with the baby and young girl with his pants rolled up above the ankles looks like a kid whose parents make moonshine in the Appalachian mountain region of West Virginia. I'm all for moonshine and Semper Fi in case somebody mistook my comments as negative!
  18. KellyGirl

    Any time now.....

    This thread was started April 13 Today is June 5 What is Robert waiting for? If he's doing to this to build up *drum role* momentum for a new album of his, he should have waited a bit longer to put the message "Any Time Now" up on his website, or if not then put a countdown clock hinting to a date when people would find out what "Any Time Now" actually means. I get what's trying to do, but having that message up there for longer than a month it starts to look like a website that's not maintained and forgotten about.
  19. On the subject of Jason Bonham. I know things like addiction whether cigs, alcohol or drugs can be genetic or influenced by who you surround yourself with, so I'm not surprised Jason in his youth was this loud mouth drunk, but in some of these interviews it sounds like he was told that imitating 'road' John was what he was supposed to do and not because he himself was an actual bar stool throwing drunk. John while touring with Zep had that reputation - off the road not so much. Jason was what.. 15 when his father died. He should know there was more than just THAT side. It's as if he picked up a Richard Cole type book on Led Zeppelin tales and started acting out the John Bonham bits - TV tossing and all. I dunno maybe I'm not making sense. Let's blame it on this fish bowl sized glass of Cabernet I'm drinking. Ha! As far as Jason's talent as a drummer. One thing we know for sure is John Bonham was a big lovin' family guy. After the Oakland incident involving Peter Grant's son, I think at one point in John Bonham's life he would have no issues introducing his fist to somebody's face if they said something insulting about his sons skills as a drummer Yikes! To the original poster. I probably gave my answer already, but if not. Yes I believe they made the best choice to end when John died.
  20. Oh I would love to see those. I'm guessing that there would either be a lot of nonsense on them. i.e. garbled sound and the camera pointed at random crap like Bindon's elbow or like you said a "treasure trove" of really cool stuff and candid moments. If there is anything good, hopefully the band and Peter's son would be up to sharing.
  21. Stairway To Heaven legal shit again? I saw this movie in June of 2016. I liked the ending, however I don't want to see the sequel. Skidmore, the two sisters and Francis...Siiiighhh. Judge Klausner gave them their shot. A very generous one allowing it to actually get its day in court too. They had opportunity to gather evidence and present it. What more should the jury take into consideration? Get another Spirit fan to testify they saw what they believed was a raccoon pawing and eating Randy's garbage only to realize 50 years later it was actually Jimmy looking for music compositions to steal. Or maybe Skidmore swears up and down he saw an evergreen bush beside an outdoor toilet at a Spirit gig and he believes it was in the shape of Robert Plant. That would tell the jury Plant was listening to their set-list and getting musical ideas to lift and take back to camp Zep. Guilty right!?!? Oh and Randy's sisters. I'm sure they are Skidmore's biggest cheerleaders. I need to take a moment and vent about those two. Those women are wolves in sheep's clothing. No disrespect aimed at Randy for losing his life to save is son; that's both tragic and very heroic, but in a music copyright case it has no spot in the trial. There is no reason for the jury to know that, other than to try and garner sympathy votes. Last June both sister's stood outside the court house speaking to the media while holding up a gigantic picture of Randy with their mother. It was quite obvious what they were hoping to achieve. They wanted to vilify Led Zeppelin as these wealthy stealing musicians and small little folk like Randy California deserved some of that money all because his life ended tragically in the 90s and a 'charity' is in his name. They wanted people to draw some sort of connecting line between the two. Sorry there isn't a line between Stairway writing credits, the type of son or father Randy California was, or how he passed away. Like I said above a very heroic act regarding his son, but quite skeevy to use it as a way to get a pay-day. I am glad Judge Klausner made sure that had no impact on the jury's decision. The decision was based on musical notes on a paper. If someone is deserving by all means give them their reward, but we don't have that here do we. This case just rubs you the wrong way, especially when you read Francis and is merry band are STILL at it after the jury ruled in Zep's favor. Here's hoping this is one very last desperate attempt from that side that will go unanswered.
  22. I thought so too before I started reading things over the years. I never thought Jones and Plant had an overly close relationship outside of the studio though. Page and Plant that's a different story. But it didn't matter who hung out with who since they all came together on the stage and that's where it counted most. As far as them working closely for I T T O D. I wanna say the drug circle of hell that Page and Bonham were trapped inside of, probably helped push Robert and Jones together. You never hear either say anything fondly about working together at that time. Depending on the interview whenever Jones speaks about I T T O D he never praises it. He doesn't bash it to death either, but several times you can tell by some of his words it doesn't come across like it was a high point in his Zep timeline. It's hard to tell if he means the album itself, the fact Page and Bonham were in bad shape or all above. Maybe that's when he came to realize he and Robert clashed too much. Not as noticeable when all 4 were working regularly together. I wish I could remember where I saw it. An interview where he takes his words back a couple of times and made it sound like the album would have turned out differently if circumstances had been different. I think he could tell the interviewer was about to take his initial words and ask "Was I T T O D a disappointment for you or the band? Because he very quickly added in the record happened the way it did because of his new toy and both Robert and he had already had several tracks laid out. Then usual babble we get with how I T T O D came to be.
  23. Zino I'll wager that is a list of names found on another site written by somebody else and unrelated to the subject "Guitar Players better than Jimmy Page" That list is not something you personally came up with yourself. It's something you're using as a prop to help with this fun game you're playing on the Led Zeppelin site As for you ranking all those people above Jimmy. Oh my I feel faint...I need to lie down. You don't have to rank him number 1 or even top 5 (Craaazzzyyy ) but damn to rank him so low makes everybody in the room want to walk away from you at the party and leave you standing all by your lonesome. Apologies to you Zino if you love comic sans and went out of your way to manually type all of those names with such a nice font. It's a fave of mine too. Brings back memories of being a young girl on MSN messenger and chatting about boys.
  24. Knock knock knock hello? Anybody.. I was half kidding when I brought it up, but nah now I want to know. Any story behind the naked plastic doll thing pinned to Jimmy's lapel in the above image. I don't care make one up if you have to. HA!
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