Jimmy Page Counters Robert Plant’s ‘Cabaret’ Comments

Jimmy Page Counters Robert Plant’s ‘Cabaret’ Comments

Jimmy Page denied remarks made by Robert Plant years ago about a Led Zeppelin reunion possibly turning into a “cabaret.”

In an interview with Uncut, Page addressed the old remarks that Plant had made back in 2011 about how reuniting with Led Zeppelin “would have sent [him] tottering into the abyss…Some people get into a groove and they stay with it indefinitely. And what starts off as a great moment of explosive passion can end up as cabaret 25, 30 years later.”

When the write from Uncut showed him the quote, Page said, “”A cabaret! Twenty-five to 30 years afterwards? During the period between 1968 and 1980, it was obviously something else. It was not a cabaret. It was really, really hardcore music in which he was a major part – as a creative force and a master musician. I don’t know how you can look back and say that. The legacy is about the music. It’s not what he thinks. It’s not even what I think. I don’t know if is cabaret for Robert; it certainly isn’t for me.”

Page didn’t believe the comment at first, but the Uncut writer apparently showed him the quote directly from the festival program. “A cabaret!” Page responded. “Twenty-five to 30 years afterwards? During the period between 1968 and 1980, it was obviously something else. It was not a cabaret. It was really, really hardcore music in which he was a major part – as a creative force and a master musician. I don’t know how you can look back and say that. The legacy is about the music. It’s not what he thinks. It’s not even what I think. I don’t know if is cabaret for Robert; it certainly isn’t for me.”

Read the full story on Ultimate Classic Rock.

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