Posted by Boog (184.108.40.206) on October 17, 2019 at 11:51:09:
In Reply to: The Jimmy Page part of Steve's book posted by Boog on October 17, 2019 at 11:45:25:
And to add -- I totally get it from Steve's perspective. Playing drums for a band that includes one of your supreme idols, who you enjoy hanging out with, and who brings a calm to your band is way more fun than playing drums for your band without JP.
But I also completely understand RR and CR's POV.
This was presented as an enormous transgression by them and it felt to me far less crazy than everything else they pulled.
: 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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