Friendships can’t always last forever no matter the circumstances. They can’t last if you’ve been friends for a lifetime, or if you rocked the world and made a ton of money together. That’s exactly the case with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
The last time that the two were seen together in public was at the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ trial which saw the surviving members in court as they were being sued by the band, Spirit as they said that Led Zeppelin stole a lot of the creative content from Spirit’s song, Taurus.
This was brought up in an interview as well when it was asked to Plant: “Do you ever feel sad that the last time you’ve appeared in public with Jimmy Page was at the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ trial?”
Plant answered back: “I think I may have seen him once since then. As a matter of fact, I’m hoping to see him tomorrow, because I’m going to London, and I’ve got a really good record by Robert Finley, Sharecropper’s Son, that I want to give him for old time’s sake.”
It’s great that they will be getting back together and it doesn’t seem like there’s any ill feelings between the two.
Another question was asked about the inner workings of the band.
It was asked: “What are the biggest lessons you learned from Zeppelin’s notoriously cutthroat manager, Peter Grant?”
Plant closed: “Always tell the truth to everybody that you work with. I have an exaggerated personality; I’m enthusiastic to the point of tedium for people. Peter Grant could have conducted the whole thing in a totally different way, especially as the success developed and we became more and more of an attraction. But he was straight down the line, and he was an inspiration for that reason. He was tough, and of course everybody’s got a story. It wasn’t all pretty, but the bottom line was he initially gave me and Bonham confidence because we knew he was watching out for us. So what I learned was to keep it straight with the guys that you work with. Just let everybody know what’s going on, how it works, what the deal is, what’s around, what’s happening, and keep it open.”
Credit – Rolling Stone