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  1. Put me down for a Puff Daddy & Jimmy Page reunion next year.
  2. Inane and senseless? He's never been this open, RP knew damn well what he was getting into going on the show. http://player.siriusxm.com/#/player?type=aod&id=321384
  3. Mel Brooks talked about getting lessons from Buddy, who told him at the "Blazing Saddles" premiere, "you shouda stuck with drumming!"
  4. It would be a question for Jason & his mom to answer. I don't think they were on anyone's "radar" until Permanent Waves, even though 2112, Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres did well - but they were playing theaters. I don't think John listened to bands for drummers, he liked groove. I'm sure he couldn't stand disco but probably loved P-Funk. He probably heard Prince and Rick James. Bands that were being compared to LZ, I'm sure Jimmy and Robert had a snobby attitude about "wannabe Zep bands" at first. Over time they'd cross paths, see the shows, make small talk and have laughs. I know Geddy talked about staying in the same hotel with Robert and they wound up hanging out. Neil also worked in a Kings Row shop and did some gigs in London before he joined Rush.
  5. Iommi's book made it sound like Geezer and Robert knew each other pretty well.
  6. I think they would have put Led Zeppelin on hold in the 80s, there wouldn't have been a "Coda". Maybe they would have filmed a 1980-1981 concert for home video. People were just happy at the time that they were touring again, but once that was over, I don't know if they would have wanted to keep going as a band. Robert still would have moved forward with a solo career. The Firm probably would have happened because Bad Company broke up.
  7. Page was also focusing on being a showman and putting on a good show, but I think some of the things about touring got to him. A lot of the guys that make it say they eventually fall into the trap that in the beginning said they would never do, but there's also a "lot of people depending on you" and the responsibility that goes with being a bandleader. When the man who put the band together is having problems, they're all in big trouble. 2-3 hour shows night after night...by their standards, they're not going to knock every show out of the park, but when it becomes a chore, the passion starts fading. When they became a stadium band, it becomes less about the music quality and more about $$$$. It gets too big, and you also become a big target. I'm sure they had a lot of death threats, so I'm sure whenever someone lit off a cherry bomb or firecrackers, they probably had frayed nerves from all of that going on. Even if drugs were to be blamed, Jimmy also said he had health issues from touring in the early days. I think he enjoyed aspects of touring, but there was probably a lot about it that he didn't enjoy. For all the praise people give Hendrix, he was as "sloppy" as Jimmy ever was, but he could also deliver a devastating solo.
  8. When you see "duck face" odds are he was playing sloppy.
  9. Maybe it tied into a divorce settlement. So far the exes haven't written tell-all books.
  10. In a way, this goes back to the debate whether Willie Dixon should have won the lawsuit for Whole Lotta Love and the incorrect "ripped bluesmen off" they got tagged with. Jake Holmes was the only one that had any case. And how many years did Robert Plant not get any songwriting credit off the first album? The Beatles stole way more.
  11. I'm wishing all the albums had a live disc and a studio sessions disc, but this is my favorite out of the three releases. I'll eventually hear the "mixed for iTunes" when all the albums are out and pick a small handful of songs after the verdict's in on the catalog. "Hey Hey What Can I Do" should have been on it. I was hoping "Bombay Friends" was going to be on it, but realized that's a couple of years later.
  12. I remember reading something about Page and Plant selling something off (not their souls) in the early 80s and it had to do with the lawsuits they were getting hammered with over the song credits. I don't know if that also had to do with RP's divorce. As far as I know, the publishing is still theirs and administered by Warner-Chapell, but that's usually for a ton of cash and has a date for extension, renewal, etc and can shop it around, or be independent of a big publisher. Warners will probably have it until it becomes public domain.
  13. It's kind of messed up to ask Ginger Baker what he thinks of such and such drummer and band, but the stuff he was saying about Jagger was funny. He's a bitter man, but people shouldn't be taking offense at him trashing other bands. If you knew you were damn good, and all of a sudden you're off hanging with Fela Kuti while the young pups that were studying you in the clubs are then playing stadiums when you finally leave (and not by choice), it's going to come as a bit of a shock, isn't it? Graham Bond Organisation was a great band (the same band John McLaughlin was a part of) but they only did a couple of albums and few clips exist. Ask anyone who saw them and they said they were one of the best bands they've ever seen. Clapton had to REALLY want Bruce and Baker, knowing they fought like cats and dogs on and off stage, because he also knew there was nothing else doing what they did. Cream was a benchmark in rock, even if their songs bore ya and their Farewell video makes you dizzy, they were game changers for musicians, and we got some hit songs out of them. Would there be a "Moby Dick" if there wasn't a "Toad"?
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