Jeff Buckley and Jimmy Page 'cried when they first met' says friend

Fishbone member Chris Dowd reveals behind the scenes details

Jeff Buckley and Jimmy Page 'cried when they first met' says friend
Jeff Buckley and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page cried when they met one another for the first time, it has been claimed.

Former Fishbone member Chris Dowd explains that the pair were so in awe of each other that their first meeting was an emotional affair. Speaking to Uncut, Dowd says: "Jeff told me they cried. They actually cried when they met each other. Jimmy heard himself in Jeff, and Jeff was meeting his idol. Jimmy Page was the godfather of Jeff’s music. A lot of people thought Tim was the influence on Jeff, but it was really Zeppelin."

Dowd also revealed just how deep Led Zeppelin's influence ran on his close friend's music. "He could play all the parts on all the songs. John Paul Jones’ basslines. Page’s guitar parts. The synthesiser intro on 'In The Light' – he could play it on guitar and it would sound just like it. And then he would get on the fucking drums and exactly mimic John Bonham."

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently hinted that the band could reunite for live shows in 2014. Plant said he was waiting on his bandmates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in order to kick off the reunion, blaming their silence on the fact that they are Capricorns.

Meanwhile, a musical production based on Jeff Buckley is set to open this autumn at The Old Globe in San Diego. The Last Goodbye – named after one of Buckley's most popular songs – has been conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel and retells the story of Romeo And Juliet using songs by the late singer.




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