Jimmy Page Shares His Thoughts On His Surprise Rock Hall Performance
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Jimmy Page and Anton Fig contemplated their surprise performance at the recently-concluded Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Page couldn’t help himself but reflect on his surprise performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last November 3. Page was part of the ceremony this year as he inducted guitarist Link Wray and made a captivating performance of Wray’s beloved rock instrumental “Rumble.”
In a Facebook post, Page said:
“I was asked to induct Link Wray into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; a guitarist, instrumentalist and songwriter that I’d admired from the very first taste of the ‘Rumble.’ I first heard it when I was 14, roaring from a jukebox in my hometown of Epsom. As a guitar instrumental the attitude of it was totally unique in its mystery, imagination and execution — it had a profound effect on me.”
The Led Zeppelin founder added:
“Link Wray and ‘Rumble’ stand alone at the pinnacle in the world of instrumentals, and I was thrilled to stand on stage in New York with drummer Anton Fig and bassist Tim Givens at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last night to induct one of my heroes.”
Fig, on the other hand, also reflected on his performance with Page in a social media statement. He said:
“Having played and recorded with Link so many times in the ’80, I was honored to be asked to be in this band and of course with Jimmy Page — it was a dream come true! He approached this with such reverence and humility — it was an absolute thrill to be up there behind him!”
Fig is a South African session drummer best known for his drumming roles for huge bands and artists such as Kiss, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and David Letterman’s house band.
Other than that, the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony also had other highlights that made a trending online. This includes Inductee Sheryl Crow performed her hit song “Everyday Is a Winding Road” alongside Stevie Nicks and Peter Frampton. Second was when Tom Morello delivered his meaningful speech about the power of music to change the world when he accepted Rage Against the Machine’s induction. Lastly, when Bernie Taupin praised the “articulate women” and “articulate Black artists” who inspired him.
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