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Jimmy Page attended Stone Roses "secret gig"


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Earlier today The Stone Roses announced a "free but strictly limited" gig that took place at The Village Underground and was sponsored by Adidas.

In attendance were three British gold medalists: Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Pete Reed and several high profile musicians such as Bobby Gillespie, Paul Weller and Jimmy Page.

http://www.thesun.co...London-gig.html

Several photographs on gettyimages.com

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Wow...went to Getty Images...nice pictures, and nice to see Jimmy hanging out with some people that supposedly used to hate him and LZ - Paul Cook, Mick Jones and Paul Weller. Add to that his recent pic with Kim Thayil of Soundgarden(who never held back his disdain for Zep in 90s interviews), and you have a few Zep haters suddenly making nice for a photo op with Jimmy.

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Mick Jones has spoken highly of Jimmy for years - what did he say about hating Zep, I'd like to read that?

I think he's conflating Paul Simenon's famous quote about Zeppelin making him vomit to represent the views of all the Clash members.

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I think there are 3 sides to that story mate ;) I like Mick - he's a proper rock 'n roller,

True that.

P.S. to any Classic Rock embalmed Americans: We're NOT talking about Mick Jones of Foreigner. ;)

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Mick Jones has spoken highly of Jimmy for years - what did he say about hating Zep, I'd like to read that?

I wrote "supposedly", and yes, I am well aware of Paul Simonon's famous comment. I'm happy to stand corrected. If a former member of the Clash thinks highly of Jimmy, all the better. I know Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones have come around.

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I wasn't trying to correct you, I was genuinely interested in anything he may have said earlier in his career. It was certainly unfashionable to give any credit to Zeppelin during the early days of The Clash. I think a lot of people rode that bandwagon .

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I wasn't trying to correct you, I was genuinely interested in anything he may have said earlier in his career. It was certainly unfashionable to give any credit to Zeppelin during the early days of The Clash. I think a lot of people rode that bandwagon .

I hear ya, Knebby. That's where I was coming from. Anyway, I like seeing Jimmy with other musicians and being social. He was such a recluse in the late 70s/early 80s. But, as far as him not playing, don't ge me started! :)

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The Roses guitarist Jon Squire stated that when they recorded ( eventually ) their second album, the band would lie around in the studio getting wasted whilst cranking up Led Zeppelin 1V :thumbsup:

Dead right, Just listen to the track "Tears" it has Zeppelin plastered all over it.
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He's looking damn good in these pics!

What photos? I only see one, of Ian Brown looking like an aged chimpanzee. Ooh! I didn't mean that as harsh as it sounded.

Side note: how could anyone in Soundgarden express disdain for Led Zeppelin?! I enjoyed that band very much, but they were totally students of Zeppelin, it was flaming obvious.

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Side note: how could anyone in Soundgarden express disdain for Led Zeppelin?! I enjoyed that band very much, but they were totally students of Zeppelin, it was flaming obvious.

http://web.stargate....spin_7-96.shtml

Soundgarden's take on Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath "is always and twisted," says Thayil, as they graft odd meters to the time-tested methodology "rocking out" raw power chords, Moby Dick-size beats, Augustus Gloop-size bass- bagging the timeworn tropes of Jurassic rock. "Seventies rock typified that sort of racist sexist vibe," says Thayil, "and that's one reason why I stopped listening to it."

http://web.stargate....spin_4-94.shtml

"I listened to all that rock crap in high school," he says, fishing a cigarette butt (not his) from the ground and looking for a place to throw it away, "but I always hated Led Zeppelin--too pretentious--and Black Sabbath had really cool riffs, but they stretched them out in really stupid ways. We were way more into stuff like Scratch Acid at the time. At first I think we wanted to do, like, Black Sabbath songs without the parts that suck."

http://web.stargate.net/soundgarden/articles/guitar_7-96.shtml

Anything else you'd like to clear up, for the record?

Yeah, we weren't influenced by Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. The past few days in interviews we've been asked that. We said, "Look, if anything, you drew a parallel." If they say that we sounded like those bands, we'd say okay, and I might be able to accept that. But if you say that we drew from their body of work and created what we do out of that, it's like, "No, that was never the case." When I started playing guitar, I was listening to Johnny Ramone, the MC5. There may have been things we've done in the past that sounded similar, but that certainly wasn't because of influences. It was probably happenstance.

I don't have access to the exact quote, but Kim also said something like "Led Zeppelin weren't rebellious...they were just feeding the machine"

Sorry to hijack this thread...:(

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'Happenstance', eh?

Kim Thayil is full of shit, and anyone over 25 hearing Ultramega OK back in 1988 would have smelt that.

Liar.

Yeah, what a load of bollocks. Makes me wanna punch Kim in the mouth next time I see him.

Just kidding. I don't recall reading those quotes before, but then, Soundgarden wasn't a band that inspired me to voraciously read up on them like Sonic Youth, Jane's Addiction...and Led Zeppelin.

Sorry Kim Thayil, when I listen to Soundgarden records I don't HEAR any MC5 or Ramones. I hear Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

Sounds like Kim's the one trying to be "pretentious".

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