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Jimmy Page Annoyed and Animated Over Led Zeppelin Book

06/02/2015
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(Radio.com) The latest Minimation, where Radio.com animates interviews from the CBS Radio archive, features a 1994 interview with Jimmy Page where he is asked about the then-new unauthorized book, 'Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored.'

Jimmy Page comes from an era, before social media, when there was still mystery around rock stars. In his case specifically, he had a contentious relationship with the media through most of Zeppelin's existence. So in 1985 when former Led Zeppelin road manager Richard Cole was interviewed extensively for Stephen Davis's unauthorized Hammer of the Gods, Page was not amused. His stance didn't change when Cole wrote his own unauthorized account of his time in the band in 1992, titled Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored.

Page was really really not amused when the interviewer here brought up the book. Page is not always the most open interview and when he gets annoyed, he really gets annoyed. Jimmy Page probably isn't a big fan of any books about himself that aren't explicitly authored or approved by Jimmy Page. So let us take this opportunity to remind you that last year, he released his own biography, Jimmy Page.

In news that Page might be happier that we're reporting, deluxe reissues of Zeppelin's Presence and In Through The Out Door are expected to be released later this year. And as he told us last year, there may be some pretty great bonus material with Presence: "I had an early mix, a studio mix of Presence, and that had extra material on it. And that was the album I thought, with all of this chronological opening of everything, that might present a problem, and lo and behold, there it was." Watch the video here.

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