Jimmy Page To Perform Solo at Glastonbury?
It's been 34 years since Led Zeppelin last performed in front of a live audience. On July 7, 1980, the band's original members -- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham -- performed their final concert at Berlin's Eissporthalle Frankfurt arena. While Led Zeppelin has yet to announce plans for an official reunion, legendary guitarist Jimmy Page hinted that he may perform solo.
While at the Noroff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards, Page spoke his mind about the possibility of a solo performance at the U.K.'s upcoming 5-day music festival Glastonbury.
"I agree with them, it’s good music isn’t it. Maybe I could just go out on my own then and call myself Led Zeppelin. I think the reason people want it is the fact Led Zeppelin’s music has touched people all the way through and every year seems to bring new young musicians and a new audience," Page says. "I’ve just been out promoting the first three releases of Led Zeppelin’s albums and it’s young people that are there and young journalists — it’s not the old school. So, I know what it means to people and it’s a really nice thing."
Why is Page leaving front-man Robert Plant out of the picture? If you keep up with news surrounding Led Zeppelin, you're probably aware of the back-and-fourth fiasco between these two legendary artists. Page continues to hint about a possible reunion, while Plant fires back by denouncing the idea.
A recent poll found Led Zeppelin to be the most wanted headliner for Glastonbury. This poll spurred Page to once again toy with the idea of a possible performance. But it looks as if Page has given up on trying to convince Plant to perform alongside him, as he jokingly discussed the idea of "going on out on his own" and calling himself Led Zeppelin. Even if it's a one-man show by Jimmy Page, though, it would still be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for tens of thousands of fans.
Led Zeppelin - Final Stand (Last Concert) (1980) (Full Concert)
Check out the video above of Led Zeppelin's last concert. Be warned, though, this is the FULL concert, so you'll need to clear about 2 hours out of your schedule to see the entire performance.
Would you check out a one-man performance by Jimmy Page?