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INSPIRING JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEW IN NEW ISSUE OF MOJO

5 January 2010 372 views No Comment

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The new issue of Mojo has Jimmy Page as the cover subject – inside is an extensive eight page Jimmy Page interview in which he talks about his forthcoming pictorial book, the It Might Get Loud film, his new music and life in and out of Zeppelin. There’s also a fascinating seven page guide through Jimmy’s juke box faves accompanied by a series of photos taken by Ross Halfin at Jimmy’s home.

 

The interview conducted by Phil Alexander is one of the best and most illuminating  

in years. Jimmy discusses the background to his involvement in the It Might Get Loud film and his emotional return to Headley Grange. He speaks at length about the 02 show and surrounding period (‘The final rehearsal was spine tinging stuff it reall really was. It really shook people that were there. They said they’d never experienced anything like it”) – and the post 02 period and rehearsing with Jason and JPJ (”It seemed right to continue playing”)  

There are also details about the compiling of his forthcoming pictorial memoir. Titled simply ”Jimmy Page” this 500 page limited edtiion deluxe book will be published via Genesis Publications in the spring. The Mojo piece previews several stunning unseen photos from it including a 1960s shot of Jimmy endorsing Selmer amps Gibson black beauty in hand and a photo of him sitting in a stream near Bron Yr Aur cottage in 1970.

Finally Jimmy reveals his plans to make new music this year (”I want to do it and I want to have a lot of fun doing it. Whatever I do next I’ve got the material for it. Lifes not getting any longer for me and I’ve got to make up my mind what I want to do. i want to make music . That’s what I’m here for and that’s what I’m going to do”) 

 

All in all this is an incredibly uplifting and optimistic portrayal of where Jimmy Page is at right now. After reading this, it had me wading through the man’s catalogue and marvelling at his craft again – you can expect to be doing the same.

 

On the evidence of this inspiring interview, we will surely be hearing and seeing more of that craft in the future.

And the book looks incredible…..

 

 

All in all a great way to start the year and celebrate Jimmy’s 66th birthday this coming Saturday.   

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