Jimmy Page Gives Surprise Performance At Rock Hall Of Fame

Jimmy Page Gives Surprise Performance At Rock Hall Of Fame | Society Of Rock Videos

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Jimmy Page, the iconic guitarist of Led Zeppelin, made an unexpected appearance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony held at Barclays Center in New York on a Friday night. He was there to induct the legendary guitarist Link Wray into the Hall of Fame.

The evening began with a video highlighting Link Wray’s influential career. Following the video, Page made a surprise appearance on screen through a pre-recorded message. In his message, Page fondly reminisced about the first time he heard Wray’s classic instrumental track “Rumble” when he was just a 14-year-old teenager. He was captivated by the energy, strength, and fearlessness in the music, which had a profound impact on him. He referred to it as the essence of cool.

Page went on to express his deep admiration for Link Wray, referring to him as his hero. He felt honored to have the opportunity to induct Wray into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. As the recorded message concluded, Jimmy Page made a surprise in-person appearance on stage. Without wasting time, he started playing the famous riff from “Rumble.”

Despite being 79 years old, Page showcased the remarkable skill and dexterity that had made him one of the most celebrated guitarists in the history of rock music. He effortlessly played through the iconic tune, leaving the audience in awe.

Rare Onstage Appearance

Jimmy Page has been known for keeping a low profile in the public eye since the early 2000s. His last studio album, Walking into Clarksdale, was released back in 1998, and the live album Live at the Greek followed two years later. His notable 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion concert was later released as the Celebration Day live album and video in 2012.

In addition to releasing new music, Page’s live performances have also been few and far between. According to Setlist.fm, his appearance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony marked his first public performance since 2014. This made the event even more special for fans of the guitar legend.

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