Jimmy Page Coming Back To Stage Because Of Covid?
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And His Thoughts On Live Shows
The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions made everyone realize what we’ve all been taking for granted – from going to places anytime we felt like it to attending festivals and concerts. Apparently, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page had the same thoughts.
In a new interview with GQ magazine via NME, Page revealed how the current global crisis made him consider going back to the live stage. For over a decade, he’s been planning to go back on the road but it seems like this time, he might just make it a reality.
He said, “When we first went into lockdown I thought, ‘Right, now’s the time to start thinking about coming back at some point and being able to perform’.”
And he can’t help but worry about the future of music as he explained, “It’s such a very sad and desperate time and what this virus has done internationally to families, to the arts, and everything we love and hold dear and the whole concert situation, it does worry me. I will never be one of those people who’ll record alone and send someone a file. I never went into music in the first place to do that, it was for playing together and this is what it means.”
He also added, “We need to play with people, we need gigs and we need community. Because without that, music means nothing. Playing live is so important for young musicians. When we were young, we all had these little gigs, hoping to play somewhere bigger and it’s such an important part of that communion of musicians playing together. For me it’s always been the most important thing.”