Radio.com Minimation: Jimmy Page, Book Critic

By Brian Ives 

On Minimation, we comb through the Radio.com and CBS Radio interview archives and animate interviews with legendary artists. In this interview from 1994, Jimmy Page is asked about the then-new unauthorized book, ‘Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored.’ 

Jimmy Page comes from an era, before social media, when there was still mystery around rock stars. In his case specifically, he had a contentious relationship with the media through most of Zeppelin’s existence. So in 1985 when former Led Zeppelin road manager Richard Cole was interviewed extensively for Stephen Davis’s unauthorized Hammer of the Gods, Page was not amused. His stance didn’t change when Cole wrote his own unauthorized account of his time in the band in 1992, titled Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored.

Related: Jimmy Page: The Protector of Led Zeppelin’s Legacy and His Own

Page was really really  not amused when the interviewer here brought up the book. Page is not always the most open interview and when he gets annoyed, he really gets annoyed. Jimmy Page probably isn’t a big fan of any books about himself that aren’t explicitly authored or approved by Jimmy Page. So let us take this opportunity to remind you that last year, he released his own biography, Jimmy Page.

Watch the clip of Page giving his critique of a new book about him on Radio.com

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