The Soundgarden singer highlighted photos from Page’s new book for the famed guitarist to riff on during the nearly two-hour talk.
And he turned the deal down in rather dramatic style.
If you talk to Mr. Page about the Led Zeppelin reissues, don’t use the term “bonus tracks.”
On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. In this installment, Robert Plant explains how he and Jimmy Page wrote Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
Jimmy Page appears to have been doing some thinking about what is, and what will never be.
This mix, officially called “The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano),” almost sounds like a different song without its signature piano. Or, at least a much sadder one.
Both reissues are out Oct. 28.
In an effort to not become a “jukebox”, and he so eloquently put it, Plant’s gotta new record in the can…
The connection between rock and rollers isn’t easy to figure out, but luckily a few very smart, diligent people over at Pop Chart Lab have drawn it out for you.
The song is a rough mix that begins with a few melodic organ and ends with a bluesy psychedelic breakdown. There are no real vocals, but if you listen close you can hear Robert Plant wailing in the background.