What Led Zeppelin Guitarist Is Doing For Soundgarden Member Will Melt Your Heart


Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron has shared a new photo that Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page took with MFC’s new solo album Cavedweller. Cameron and his late bandmate Chris Cornell were photographed with Page a number of times in recent years, with Cornell even conducting on on stage interview with Page.

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Chris Cornell did an on stage interview with Jimmy Page in November 2014 in Los Angeles.

Looking at a famous photo of Zeppelin on an airport runway, adorned with Hawaiian leis and clutching the boxes that held the tapes for an in-progress Led Zeppelin II, Cornell remarked, “Of all the records I’ve ever made, I don’t think I’ve ever held a tape box.”

Page talked about how the photo was partially staged, but that the band was indeed schlepping around their own tapes as they did sessions at various American studios, which let them record as they toured and kept the music out of the hands of record executives. It was an extension of how they handled their debut: “The record was recorded, and then it was taken to the record company. That’s why we were able to say ‘no singles.'” The Led Zeppelin aversion to singles was born from Page’s time in the Yardbirds, when the band would regularly would get derailed by needing to produce their contractually obligated non-album singles.