Strider Posted December 7, 2015 Share Posted December 7, 2015 Okay, I don't really care about the brickbats hurled around by musicians on other musicians...most are said tongue-in-cheek at best, or at worst, just uttered in jealousy or trying to drum up attention. But I know some people here do find that sort of thing of interest. I thought there was a "Keith Richards Slams Led Zep" thread here but I'll be damned if I could find it, so here you go.From Classic Rock magazine:Wednesday December 2, 2015Jimmy Page Responds to Led Zeppelin Slam by Keith RichardsJimmy Page has responded to recent comments regarding Led Zeppelin made by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.While promoting his latest solo album, “Crosseyed Heart”, Richards was discussing the importance of band chemistry versus image with Rolling Stone magazine when he said, “It's playing together that is the important thing about bands, and so many bands are manufactured. I mean, even Zeppelin was manufactured by Peter Grant.”When the interviewer responded “I was never a big Zeppelin guy,”Richards replied, “Me neither. I love Jimmy Page, but as a band, no, with John Bonham thundering down the highway in an uncontrolled 18-wheeler. He had cornered the market there. Jimmy is a brilliant player. But I always felt there was something a little hollow about it, you know?”Prompted by a second comment that the interviewer wasn’t a fan of Robert Plant’s voice, the guitarist added, “No, I think he's doing better stuff now,” and on the singer’s work with Alison Krauss: "Finally, he's getting his chops!""Keith can say what he wants. He’s Keith Richards,” Page tells Classic Rock magazine. “I think he’s done some amazing work. I respect his playing. And he has a solo album out. But if I was promoting a new album, would I be more caustic? The answer is no.“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."Page and Led Zeppelin wrapped up a year-long reissues series of their complete studio album catalog in July with the release of expended versions of 1976’s “Presence”, 1979’s “In Through The Out Door” and 1982’s “Coda.”The guitarist recently performed the Zeppelin classic "Rock and Roll" with an all-star lineup of musicians in Seattle while on hand at the Experience Music Project to receive a Founder’s Award, and is making plans to begin recording a solo album in 2016. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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