Jimmy Page Called Out For Being Drunken Mess By Rock Icon

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Former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin recently sat down with Jon Mikl Thor for The Metal Voice, and he told a sad story about when Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was struggling with alcohol in the 80’s.

“We signed to Doug Smith on a management deal as he was blown away by our show in New York in the 1983. Doug Smith also managed Motorhead, Gilrschool and Tank. Smith said to us he can break us in England during the release of the Thor album Unchained. In early 1984 we played the Marquee Club in London and Jimmy Page was in the audience, and he said to me afterwards, ‘Very good Jon.’ I think he was a little plastered at the time when I met him cause during the after party and I saw him sleeping, with his head on the table.”

He also discussed his new album and DVD, “Return of the Thunder Hawk is coming out on DVD April 26 and it will be a complement to the new album ‘Hammer of Justice’. This is gonna be a package you buy the CD you get a DVD, plus there’s going to be screenings across North America of the documentary and also in Europe and the festivals. The musical direction will be power metal with sing-along choruses like when you’re in the arena and you want everybody to sing with you, like the Vikings would do it back in the day when they were going into battle. The new album musical style will have lots of heavy rifts I think when you hear the songs on Hammer of Justice you’ll say there are incredible powerful metal riffs that will hit you right in the face.”