Posted by Boog (18.104.22.168) on October 17, 2019 at 11:45:25:
If people will allow my hot take on here for a moment...
When I read the JP account from Steve, I was pretty surprised -- but I was surprised at how angry Steve was about it. And then I read the responses on here and I'm surprised again.
I'm sure Rich and Chris were dicks to Jimmy Page when he offered to produce/write songs with them. I'm sure they were rude and handled it terribly, but honestly, I don't blame them for saying no.
When was the last time Jimmy Page had written an impactful song? (I genuinely am curious, not trying to be snarky.)
Was the tour with JP really as big a success as SG says? I saw the tour in northern VA at Nissan Pavilion and it was less than half full. I had lawn tickets and they moved everyone up to the 100s.
Playing with JP gave BC a shot in the arm, made them feel like a relevant rock band again. But I actually understand how CR/RR would want to build on that momentum by doing their next thing without JP. They didn't want to be (or feel) reliant on JP.
And also, JP walking out in the middle of a huge tour because RR and CR weren't interested in having him write/produce with them makes JP sound really arrogant and sensitive, IMO.
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