Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page discussed Jeff Beck being ‘sick’ leading to The Yardbirds canceling a concert in a new social media post, though based on his quotation he seems skeptical regarding if the sickness was real. An iconic Led Zeppelin figure made a cocaine demand to a Nirvana employee.
“The Yardbirds played as a four-piece at the Baltimore Civic Center without Jeff Beck, who was ‘sick’ in LA. This led to the eventual cancellation of the second night there on the 11th.”
He also recently wrote, “On this day in 1993, I played the Budokan, Tokyo with David Coverdale. After rehearsing in LA with David Coverdale, we played the first show of a seven-date Japanese tour at the Budokan. We were here to promote the Coverdale Page album. In the set I played some of David’s material from Whitesnake, including ‘Still of the Night’ (yes, Zeppelinesque, but so well put together), along with Led Zeppelin and the new material from the Coverdale Page album.”
Jimmy Page revealed who ruined the Led Zeppelin reunion earlier this week. He also said, “On this day in 2010, I saw @gogolbordello at the HMV Forum. I had seen the vibrant Gogol Bordello a number of times, and Eugene Hütz and his merry band of men and women whip up some serious energy at their shows. It’s always a pleasure to see Liz Sun.”
He discussed a couple other interesting collaborations as well, “On this day in 1965, I was asked to be on a session at Kingsway Studios, Holborn, London. It was for Donovan. One of the songs recorded that afternoon was Sunshine Superman; it was a massive hit in the UK and the US. I got to work with Donovan as a hired hand on a number of tracks on Hurdy Gurdy Man.
In June 2011, I was asked to play Sunshine Superman with Donovan at the Royal Albert Hall. It was a concert of many textures and colours, a tapestry of delights as the Sunshine Troubador showcase his illustrious career.” An awful Led Zeppelin contract demand recently surfaced.