Talking in a brand new interview, the legendary guitarist, who has been planning a reside comeback for the previous few years, revealed that being in lockdown impressed him to consider getting again out on the highway.
“Once we first went into lockdown I believed, ‘Proper, now’s the time to start out desirous about coming again in some unspecified time in the future and with the ability to carry out’,” he informed GQ in its December print subject.
He added that the cancellation of concert events all around the world with a view to cease the unfold of COVID-19 has strengthened his perception that “music means nothing” with out reside exhibits.
Elsewhere within the interview, Web page talked about the way forward for the humanities, saying that he’s “apprehensive” about what the shortage of alternatives to carry out reside will to do new artists on the rise.
Led Zeppelin, 1969. CREDIT: Getty Photos
“It’s such a really unhappy and determined time and what this virus has accomplished internationally to households, to the humanities, and every little thing we love and maintain pricey and the entire live performance state of affairs, it does fear me,” he stated. “I’ll by no means be a kind of individuals who’ll file alone and ship somebody a file. I by no means went into music within the first place to do this, it was for taking part in collectively and that is what it means.”
“We have to play with individuals, we’d like gigs and we’d like group. As a result of with out that, music means nothing,” he continued. “Enjoying reside is so necessary for younger musicians. Once we have been younger, all of us had these little gigs, hoping to play someplace larger and it’s such an necessary a part of that communion of musicians enjoying collectively.”
He concluded: “For me it’s at all times been an important factor.”
The rock icons – Web page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones – joined forces with Jason Bonham, the son of late drummer John, for a one-off present at The O2 in London 13 years in the past as a part of a tribute to the late Atlantic Information President Ahmet Ertegun.
In the meantime, a trailer for Jimmy Web page’s new e-book The Anthology has been launched – you can watch it here.